USS Arizona Battleship Franklin Mint 1350 scale
The model of the USS Arizona Battleship was done by the Franklin Mint, part of their signature series, in a 1:350 scale. There are 4 brass plates mounted on the base, the signatures of 4 of the survivors. Signed by Lane, Stratton, Vlach, Hurst, and McCurdy. Lane Glenn Harold Lane, 95, of Brownsville died Oct. 17, 2004, at Prestige Assisted Living in Marysville. Born in Glenn, he was a longtime resident of Concord before moving to the Yuba-Sutter area 32 years ago. He retired as an aircraft mechanic and supervisor for the Alameda Naval Air Station. He was a member and past president of the Kiwanis Club of Brownsville and a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter in Oroville. Survivors include a daughter, Laurie Neff of Yuba City, a son, Glenn A. Lane of Oakland, a brother, Stanley Lane of Oroville, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Victoria Martino Lane, a son, D. Bruce Lane, five brothers and three sisters. Donations may be made to Sutter North Hospice. Services: Visitation will be from 5-8pm Wednesday at Scheer Memorial Chapel, 2410 Foothill Blvd. A funeral service will be conducted at 9:30am Thursday, also at the chapel, followed by burial at 2:30pm at Oakmont Memorial Park, 2099 Reliez Valley Road in Lafayette. Lauren Bruner and Donald Stratton visited the White House on Friday, a trip they would have missed if a man named Joe George had not defied orders more than 75 years ago at Pearl Harbor. Bruner, 96, Stratton, 94, along with Ken Potts, 95, were survivors of the USS Arizona, a battleship destroyed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. The three men reunited Friday at Arlington National Cemetery and then met with President Trump at the White House. Passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2009. Was a resident of Panama City, Florida at the time of passing. Was married to Shirley. Interment with honors by the US Coast Guard will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Private, US Marine Corps. On 7 December 1941. 20 October 1999 Telephone Interview with Russell J. USMC Retired Interviewed and Submitted by Budd Nease. Recalling events of 7 December 1941: Private Russell McCurdy reported for duty aboard the USS ARIZONA, June 1941 in the Marine Detachment. Russ, at age 23, was the oldest Private in the detachment. Probably because of his age, he was assigned as orderly to Rear Admiral Isaac C. Admiral Kidd was a firm believer in physical fitness and the Admiral and McCurdy would work out in the mornings. McCurdy said they would strip down to their skivvies. One of the workouts was a rowing maneuver. They would sit on a mat side by side, legs stretched out; holding hands they would “row” forward and back as far as possible. Russ thinks the Admiral was in his 50’s. Both Admiral Kidd and McCurdy were from the mid-west and would often talk about their hometowns. McCurdy said that during their workouts they would talk as friends, but on official orderly duty he would stand at parade rest six feet from the Admiral. On Sunday morning, 7 December 1941, McCurdy had just come off watch, having been relieved around 0730 hours. He was in the forward head cleaning up to go on liberty. He, as so many men, had been invited by a civilian family to spend the day. After the second “thump” he went outside on deck. He saw men pointing upwards, some with faces white and scared, others looking out portholes. He saw bombs hitting Ford Island and they knocked down the water tower. General Quarters was sounded. The Marine detachment had a quick muster and then reported to their battle stations. McCurdy and his fellow Marines’ was in the broadside fire control (guns) on top of the main mast – a glass enclosure. During their climb up the ladders on the tripod mast leg to the “Tops”, they were strafed by machine guns from Japanese aircraft. They took cover behind the three-foot diameter steel legs of the mast with bullets “chipping” paint around them. On the way up, and at the search light platform, McCurdy saw a bomb hit the quarter deck, opening up a large hole. Once at their battle stations there was not much they could do as the broadside guns were of no use against the Japanese planes. From his vantage point, some eighty-five feet up, Private Russ McCurdy and fellow Marines witnessed the destruction of “Battleship Row”. He could look out and see the fires at Hickam Field, Ford Island and the ships burning in dry docks across the harbor. Men were coming out of hatches from below decks; many naked and badly burned. When trying to help some of the badly burned, and in trying to touch their bodies, their skin came off in their hands. As men, swimmers and non-swimmers, were trying to make their way to Ford Island, Major Alan Shapley, USMC, was in the water helping the non-swimmers and shouting words of encouragement to others. Russ McCurdy, not a good swimmer, made it to Ford Island. He told himself, If I ever have a son, he will be named Alan, after Major Alan Shapley. Of the eighty-eight Marines aboard the ARIZONA 7 December 1941, only 15 survived. Later on Sunday, 7 December 1941, McCurdy finally had a chance for a shower and a meal and then reported for duty on the Battleship TENNESSEE. During the remainder of World War II and after, McCurdy ran across Major Shapley – then General Shapley. In 1951, Russ married Pearl. He joked with her that he searched the world over for a girl named Pearl (after Pearl Harbor). Pearl McCurdy recently passed away. They have a son, Alan, and a daughter, Sandra. McCurdy retired from the U. In January 1965, with the rank of Lt. The item “USS Arizona Battleship Franklin Mint 1350 scale” is in sale since Friday, July 6, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Military\Models”. The seller is “benmen200″ and is located in Placentia, California. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica.