The Tracks of the U.S.S. Lexington

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, I will be examining a new map from the war each month of 2020. In an earlier issue, we explored how the 5th Armored Division (The “Victory” Division) commemorated their campaign in the European...
Staying Informed: Dated Events War Maps

Staying Informed: Dated Events War Maps

Hello again from Curtis Wright Maps! I hope you enjoy this next installment of the monthly updates examining maps from WWII. I also wanted to let you know that I will be participating in the Rose City Virtual Book fair from June 12th – June 14th....
Rose City Virtual Book Fair

Rose City Virtual Book Fair

Over 30 previously unlisted items available for the first time from Curtis Wright Maps! A short sneak peek is available below. 11:00 A.M. CST June 12th – 6:00 P.M. CST June 14th. Exclusive Preview Event on June 11th. Tickets available here for $10....
The Life-Saving Potential of a Map

The Life-Saving Potential of a Map

Hello Map Enthusiast, Although the world has slowed considerably as a result of COVID-19, Curtis Wright Maps carries on. We’re in the middle of a move to a larger space and continue to update the website regularly with new inventory. Stay tuned for further updates,...
Planning for the Battle of Iwo Jima

Planning for the Battle of Iwo Jima

This month, I chose to look at a map of Iwo Jima on the 75th anniversary of the day the island was declared officially secured by American forces (March 26). I created a 10 minute video overview of a “secret” map that was created just a few months before...
Mapping the Action:  The Victory Division on the Move

Mapping the Action: The Victory Division on the Move

Good thing it’s a leap year, as we needed every day of February in order to get out our second post reflecting on the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII.  In our January letter, we explored how the experience of war was captured in the Mem-O-Maps of John...