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Accession number 1997.160
Catalog Number 1997.160.001
Object Name Carving
Description Scrimshaw by William Gilkerson of destroyer USS Rodman, DD 456, under kamikaze attack during the battle of Okinawa on April 6, 1945. Eugene Cohn, the great-grandson of Medal of Honor recipient Abraham Cohn, donated the piece. He served in the Navy for three years as a Lieutenant (JG) and was aboard the USS Rodman during the attack.
Date 4/6/1945
Collection Cohn, Eugene
Event World War II
People Cohn, Eugene
Gilkerson, William
Subjects U.S. Navy
Family
Whales
Art
Material Bone