Anchor from the USS Oklahoma. On display in downtown Oklahoma City. Historic Skirvin Hotel in background. To show size, child is about three feet tall. This anchor is located about four blocks S.E. from the site of the former Alfred P. Murray Federal building.
Registration hand stamps were used by postal clerks to mark the date, location and occasionally time that a piece of mail was processed. This tiny registration handstamp marking device was salvaged from the battleship U.S.S. Oklahoma.Because the attack on Pearl Harbor came early on Sunday morning, the registration hand stamp still carried the previous day's date, "Dec. 6, 1941."
This photographically flipped image makes the name and date of the hand stamp easier to read. The hand stamp is located at the National Postal Museum, Smithsonian Institution, MRC-570, Washington, DC 20560-0570
Patch commemorating the USS Oklahoma BB-37 Reunion Association's 1973 twin reunions at Anaheim, California, and Newport, Rhode Island. Colors & symbolism: Background - Gray - for the smoke of the attack; Maryland (background ship) - Pearl Gray for Pearl Harbor; Border rings and upper inscriptions - Scarlet - USS Oklahoma's colors were scarlet & white; Blue - Waters of Pearl Harbor and lower inscription; Brown - bottom of the capsized Oklahoma; Oil on the water - Black - for the infamous deed; White caps on the water - White. "32 came back" was the theme of the reunions, commemorating the trapped crewmen rescued from inside the capsized battleship. Donation of Gerald E. Foreman, 1975. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. NH 83439-KN
Momument in Oklahoma City dedicated on 11 November 1998, Veterans Day, to the 429 USS Oklahoma (BB-37) sailors and marines killed at Pearl Harbor on 07 December 1941. These heroes persished when the USS Oklahoma capized.
Last Updated 10 January 2004
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