"Remember Pearl Harbor." With the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941, those words became the rallying cry across our country after we entered World War II against Germany and Japan.
Today I'm offering for sale a professionally Framed Aerial Photograph of Pearl Harbor from late 1961 showing the later stages of the completion of the USS Arizona Memorial and the buildings that surrounded it. The beautifully framed photo was taken by a serviceman as he was leaving Pearl Harbor on his way home to Pennsylvania. The glass frame measures 19" wide x 16" long, while the photo measures 14" wide x 10 3/4" long.
Condition: Both the frame and photo are in near mint condition. The paper backing of the frame has four small tears in the corners.
*Here's a little history about the memorial. In 1943, ideas for a USS Arizona Memorial began when numerous ideas and suggestions were made. But it wasn't until 1949 when the Territory of Hawaii established the Pacific War Memorial Commission that the real first steps were taken to bring the memorial to life. Then in 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower approved the creation of the Pearl Harbor Memorial.
The Memorial was designed by Alfred Preis and completed in 1962. His white marble structure when completed straddled across the mid-portion of the submerged battleship Arizona and is 184 feet long and 27 feet wide at the center and 36 feet wide at each end. When the attack was over 1177 sailors and marines died but only 75 bodies were recovered, the remaining serviceman are still entombed within the metal hull of the USS Arizona. The memorial was finally dedicated on Memorial Day, May 30th, 1962.
This Framed Photograph of Pearl Harbor would be a very nice addition to any collection WWII or Pearl Harbor Memorabilia. Would also make a wonderful gift for a local VFW or a Veteran from WWII who was stationed at Pearl Harbor. God Bless Our Vets and Keep Them Safe.
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