sailor from the Arizona

boatswains mate USS Arizona 1919This is a photo  of a boatswains mate from the USS Arizona taken in 1919. He has his collection of souvenirs . The Arizona was off the coast of Turkey in 1919 .

The USS Arizona had been launched in 1910 .

The ship can be seen in the 1934  Cagney filmhttp://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/135414/Here-Comes-The-Navy-Original-Trailer-.html . Here Comes The Navy .

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  1. I remember my dad had saved souvenirs from WWII. I’m sure those memories were mixed with many emotions.

    • My dad had a boomerang from Australia when his ship was there during WWII on its way to Guadalcanal . Maybe he had other souvenirs , too . He was very sentimental about the boomerang .

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