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Pistol owned by Sgt. Henry James Lomax

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Manufactured by:
Mauser, German, founded 1811  Search this
Owned by:
Henry James Lomax, American, 1917 - 1978  Search this
metal, wood
H x W x D: 3 15/16 × 5 7/8 × 1 in. (10 × 15 × 2.5 cm)
ca. 1945
During World War II, Sgt. Henry Lomax served for a time with the 13th Air Force in the South Pacific Area, part of the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. He brought back this German Mauser pistol as a souvenir of his war service.
A WWII era Mauser HSc pistol owned by Henry J. Lomax. The pistol has wood hand grips. The bullet clip is still inserted into the gun. The left side of the pistol barrel is engraved with the Mauser logo and “Mauser-Werke A. G. Oberndorfa N. / Mod HSc] and [Kal. 7.65mm]. The gun’s safety is behind the engraving.
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Tuskegee Airmen  Search this
U.S. History, 1945-1953  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Pia Marie Winters Jordan in memory of her mother, First Lieutenant Louise Virginia Lomax Winters, Army Nurse Corps; and her uncle, Sgt. Henry James Lomax, U.S. Army
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