THE "FIGHTING HANNAH": A War History of the U.S.S. Hancock CV-19. E. G. Hines.
THE "FIGHTING HANNAH": A War History of the U.S.S. Hancock CV-19.
THE "FIGHTING HANNAH": A War History of the U.S.S. Hancock CV-19.
THE "FIGHTING HANNAH": A War History of the U.S.S. Hancock CV-19.
THE "FIGHTING HANNAH": A War History of the U.S.S. Hancock CV-19.
THE "FIGHTING HANNAH": A War History of the U.S.S. Hancock CV-19.

THE "FIGHTING HANNAH": A War History of the U.S.S. Hancock CV-19.

No-place: No-publisher, circa 1945. First edition. Yearbook-style book profusely illustrated with black-and-white photographs of ship and crew as well as one double-page color photo showing the Essex-class aircraft carrier U.S.S. Hancock at sea. Provenance: this copy presumed that of one D. S. Kauffman, an Aviation Machinist's Mate 2nd Class deployed on the Hancock during the war. “With Admiral Halsey's Third Fleet in Tokyo Bay September 10, 1945” cachet envelope, Kauffman’s Tokyo Bay-area Liberty Pass, and news clipping “Hancock Survives Bombing, Fire” affixed opposite title page; news clipping about the ship from what would appear to have been a local Pennsylvania paper mentioning Kauffman and another crewman taped to verso of title page; and 1945 news clipping (“Fightin’ Hannah Has Proud Record”) taped to rear blank. 4to black simulated leather boards with gilt stamping to upper cover. Spine somewhat shaken, base of spine beginning to fray, front hinge starting at introductory poem though still tight; altogether about very good.
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Price: $250.00

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