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WW2 COokie Jar: Sometimes an ordinary object becomes important primarily for the story it has to tell. A ceramic cookie jar, for instance, may have been mass-produced during a specific point in American history, meaning that thousands of similar pieces were found in homes across the United States. But add in a crucial component—a family history set in World War II—and the object gains a historical depth beyond the details of how and where it was manufactured.

Jackie Cooper-Navy-WW2-South Pacific-active in the reserves for many years, Rank of Captain-Legion of Merit (Actor)

Refloating U.S.S. California in March 1942 after the Pearl Harbor attack 3 months earlier. She returned to service after extensive modernisation and is pictured in that guise elsewhere on this Board.

FWIW: the image is of a Fleet Air Arm Corsair IV KD780, of 1846 SQN attached to HMS Colossus in 1945.

June 1942: The USS Lexington, U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, explodes after being bombed by Japanese planes in the Battle of the Coral Sea in the South Pacific during World War II.