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Military and Wartime1418 of 4147WW2 Aiborne TrooperFort George Wright Photos, near Spokane, Washington...1920s
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Posted 2 years ago

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scottvez
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This is a huge WW2 naval shell that has been punch decorated and turned into a lamp. The basic form is a lighthouse and it stands over 3 feet tall.

The shell was made (or commissioned ) by a USN man who participated in the North Africa Invasion. Called Operation Torch, the invasion began on "November 8, 1942".

Below that is documentation on participation in the Sicily Invasion. Called Operation Husky, the invasion began on "July 10, 1943.

I do not have the name of the USN man who owned this shell. It is well constructed and the slit cuts in the top actually give it a true lighthouse appearance when it is on.

Reproduction of these images in any form is prohibited.

scott

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  1. Poop Poop, 2 years ago
    Wow ive never seen anything like this, very intricate!! Thats kool that it says Salerno, wonder if the person who owned this landed there, very kool scott!!
  2. petey petey, 2 years ago
    Another fantastic item!
  3. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks p...! The full engraving is "Salerno Bay" at the bottom. Take a look at my other trench art items-- I have a lot posted here, from numerous eras and media.

    scott
  4. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks petey-- I appreciate your feedback on my trench art posts. Many more to come!

    scott
  5. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks again david!

    scott
  6. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking tlmbaran!

    scott
  7. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks tom-- this is one of the largest pieces of WW2 USN trench art I have seen!

    scott
  8. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking buss, official and mikko. Be sure to check out my other trench art items. I have many different forms and styles from the late 19th century to the modern era.

    scott
  9. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks tom!

    scott
  10. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking trenchartman!

    scott
  11. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks for looking aeon. If you like trench art be sure to take a look at my other postings. I have over 100 trench art postings that date from the Spanish American War to the modern era. My collection includes some more unusual items such as airplanes (WW1- Korean War), hats, helmets, doll house furniture, etc...

    scott
  12. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks for looking pw and rob!

    scott
  13. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks toms.

    scott
  14. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks toms.

    scott
  15. scottvez scottvez, 9 months ago
    Thanks for looking jay.

    scott

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