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Accession number 2001.003
Catalog Number 2001.003.001
Object Name Pin, Priming
Description Firing pin (discharged) taken from German schu (shoe) mine on Omaha Beach, France, October 1944. Approximately 15 soldiers of the 55th Armored Engineer Battalion (55 AEB) of the 10th Armored Division were assigned to clear a mine field on Omaha Beach 4 months after the initial D-Day landing. The firing pin was taken from the first shoe mine deactivated by Herbert Stone.
Date 10/1944
Collection Herbert Stone Collection
Event World War II
People Stone, Herbert
Subjects Mine warfare
World War II
Material Metal