One brass shell casing (2012.8.2.4a) stored in a cardboard tube (2012.8.2.4b). The casing has an imprint on the headstamp: [P / unidentified mark / unidentified mark / 20]. The tube has the inscription: "Shell casing from D-DAY JUNE 6, 1944/From: M.Sgt. Wallace B. Jackson/To: Hattye M. Thomas (Yarbrough)" written in blue ink. This shell casing was retrieved from a Normandy beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944, by Master Sergeant Wallace B. Jackson of the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion and sent to Hattye T. Yarbrough, an educator and wife of a veteran.


  • Title: Shell casing from Normandy Beaches, D-Day 1944
  • Date Created: 1944
  • Physical Dimensions: H x W x D: 7 1/2 x 1 x 1 in. (19.1 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm)
  • Subject Keywords: Military, World War, 1939-1945
  • Medium: brass (alloy) and cardboard

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