Friday, April 04, 2014

U.S.S. Cabot hit by Kamikaze: Remains of Propeller

My grandfather was the captain of a ship during WW II, and it was hit by a kamikaze.  The crew made an ash tray out of the propeller.  It reads, "Remains of Jap zeke shot down by U.S.S. Cabot.  Capt. SJ Michael, Commanding Officer, presented W.O. mess."

Unfortunately, when he was the commander of the Naval Air Station at Alameda, someone stole it.  I'm posting a photo of it here in the off chance someone owns it.