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Auction 94, Lot 381

"AAF Cloth Chart - NK54 Hakodate / NK55 Nemuro", Army Air Force (AAF)

Subject: Japan

Period: 1943 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

23 x 23 inches
58.4 x 58.4 cm
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Beautiful AAF escape chart, 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. Always two sided, chart NL 54 ‘Hakodate, 2nd ed.’ covers the southern half of Japan's Hokkaido Island the upper portion of Honshu. The other side is NL 55 ‘Memoru, 1st ed.’, covers the most northeastern section of Hokkaido and a large part of the North Pacific. Both on a 1:1,100,000 scale.


Condition: A+

In remarkably mint condition.

Estimate: $40 - $50

Sold for: $95

Closed on 3/7/2001