WORLD WAR II
Cigarette

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Record 589/959
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Description Package of Japanese Cigarettes: white paper wrapper, printed with blue ink of the sun shining and Japanese characters.

Brought home as a souvenir by Leverette V. Pierce. Leverette V. Pierce was a native of Oshkosh, WI and worked as the manager of Oshkosh Building Supply Company. He was drafted on April 30, 1942. He received his basic training at Fort Sheridan, IL and was assigned to the 230th Signal Operation Company. He was promoted to Private 1st Class on July 18, 1942 and rose to the rank of Technician 4th Grade. His unit served in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. While stationed at New Caledonia, Leverette and his friends built a sailboat called the "Southern Cross" and in 1944 built a motorboat called the "Chief Oshkosh".
Dimensions W-2.25 L-3 inches
Year Range from 1942
Event World War II
Year range to 1945
Material Tobacco/Paper
Object ID 6677-11
Object Name Cigarette
Place of Origin Japan
People Pierce, Leverette V.
Related Publications Larson, Bradley G. "Voices of History 1941-1945". Oshkosh Public Museum, 2003.
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