WORLD WAR II
Knife

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Description Theater Made Fighting Knife with sheath: Bowie type knife; hilt is aluminum; grip made from multi-colored pieces of Plexiglas; aluminum pommel; blade is single-edged with a clipped point. Made from a shot-down Japanese Zero airplane. Sheath is made from two pieces of leather; pieces rivetted and sewn together; back piece has two cut slots for attachment to belt.

This was acquired by donor during his service in World War II. 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 H-1 W-1.75 L-10.5 inches
Dimension notes Dimensions are the knife.
Year Range from 1943
Event World War II
Year range to 1945
Material Metal/Plastic/Leather
Object ID 6677-5
Object Name Knife
People Pierce, Leverette V.
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