Auction 116, Lot 756

"[Lot of 3] NK 54 Hakodate / NK 55 Nemuro [and] NJ 52 Keijo / NK 52 Vladivostok [and] NL 54 Otomari / NK 53 Vladimior-Aleksandrovskoye", Army Air Force (AAF)

Subject: Japan, Korea and Russia

Period: 1943-44 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

21 x 18.3 inches
53.3 x 46.5 cm

Nice set of handsome AAF escape charts, printed on synthetic silk cloth. These extremely detailed aeronautical charts were issued to pilots during WWII to be worn as neck kerchiefs under their flight suits as part of their survival gear in the event they were shot down. They are filled with information and keyed to the legend which shows various roads, railroads, cities, towns and villages, lighthouses, radio stations, plus topographical and watershed detail. This group includes maps covering the northern part of Japan, part of Korea and the adjoining part of Russia. There are two maps on each sheet; as these were always issued with maps printed on both sides. These maps have been in the possession of the pilot's family since WWII.


Condition: B

Some very minor soil, else near fine.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/20/2006