Auction 90, Lot 289

"NJ53 Kanazawa/NJ54 Sendai",

Subject: Japan

Period: 1943 (dated)

Publication: Army Air Force

Color: Printed Color

Size:
24 x 24 inches
61 x 61 cm

Detailed aeronautical chart, printed on synthetic silk, and issued to pilots during WWII to be worn as neck kerchiefs under their flight suits. They were a part of the survival gear issued to help pilots in the event they were shot down. Each side is printed with detailed information concerning the prevailing winds and currents in the oceans, and topography in the interior.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sold for: $65

Closed on 3/15/2000

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