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Catalog Number C14.518
Title Plaque made from scrapped Japanese ships
Object Name Plaque
Description Round metal plaque with American flag in center surrounded by silhouettes of 16 Japanese naval ships; around edge: "Plaque Made of Metal Obtained from These Vessels. Sunk by U.S. Carrier Planes July 1945. Kure Naval Base. Kure Japan."
Date 1950
Year Range from 1945
Year Range to 1950
Artist Unknown
Dimensions D-0.25 Dia-11.75 inches
Material Metal alloy - brass and bronze
Place of Origin Japan
Provenance Made for members of the US forces involved in the Disarmament Committee in Japan, 1948-50. One of six plaques made under the direction of Captain A. Watanabe of Japanese Navy. Donor was in charge of scrapping some of the Japanese ships.
People Burzynski, Raymond
Watanabe, A.
Subjects World War II
Japan
Attack on Kure, Japan
Disarmament of Japan
Plaques
War
History - World War, 1939-1945