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UH-512, WWII US Navy cap talley from the USS Solace

This item is listed for historical interest only. It is not for sale.
Item #16305

This talley is in good condition with a slight amount of age to the bullion lettering. This talley was removed from a hat before we purchased it. Could easily be re-attached to a hat. The Solace was at Pearl Harbor during the attack of 7 December 1941. The crew from the ship that day captured the exact footage of the USS Arizona's explosion. She immediately sent her motor launches with stretcher parties to the stricken and burning battleship Arizona to evacuate the wounded, and pulled men from the water which was covered in burning oil. After several trips to Arizona and West Virginia, the boat crews then assisted Oklahoma. In March 1942, Solace was ordered to the South Pacific and preceded to Pago Pago, Samoa. From there, she sailed to the Tonga Islands, arrived at Tongatapu on 15 April, and remained there until 4 August. On that day, she got underway and steamed, via Noumea, New Caledonia, to New Zealand. She arrived at Auckland on the 19th and discharged her patients. From then until May 1943, Solace shuttled between New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, Espiritu Santo, the New Hebrides, and the Fiji Islands, caring for fleet casualties and servicemen wounded in the island campaigns. Patients whom she could not return to duty shortly were evacuated to hospitals for more prolonged care.

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