Buerckner, Edward 'Ted' Francis (Private, b.1913 - d.1976) - Playing cards

Accession Number PR03639.002
Collection type Private Record
Record type Item
Measurement Overall - closed: 9 cm x 6.5 cm x 1.6 cm
Object type Document
Maker The United States Playing Card Company
Place made United States of America: Ohio
Date made Unknown
Access Open

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A pack of playing cards given to Ted Buerckner after being picked up by the USS Sealion in September 1944, following the sinking of the Rakuyo Maru on which he was being transported to Japan. The playing cards consist of 52 faced playing cards and 1 joker in their original packaging. The 'Aviator' playing cards were made for the use of the US Government and issued to the troops by the American Red Cross.

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