Auction 99, Lot 456

"AAF Cloth Chart Sendai/Kanazaw (NJ 53 & NJ 54)", USAAF

Subject: Japan

Period: 1943 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
24.5 x 24 inches
62.2 x 61 cm

Beautiful USAAF escape chart, printed on synthetic silk cloth on both sides with detailed maps. Area covered includes the northern portion of Honshu Island from just north of Tokyo and Sado Island. These extremely detailed aeronautical charts were issued to pilots to be worn as neck kerchiefs under their flight suits as part of their survival gear in the event they were shot down. Both on a scale of 1:1,100,000.

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Condition: A+

Folding, as issued in mint condition.

Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $130

Closed on 6/12/2002

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