AAF Cloth Chart – Philippine Series No. 42, Samar Island [and] Mindoro Island

$50.00

Double sided evasion map issued for pilots during WWII.

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Description

This fascinating relic from the Second World War shows detailed information on the Philippine islands of Samar, Negros, Luzon, Panay, Palawan and Mindoro. The map, printed on silk, was designed to be distributed to pilots operating in the region in order aid their escape, should they be shot down over water or hostile territory.

A glossary of geographic terms, information on coastal currents, color topography, and details on the local transportation networks are just a few examples of the useful data provided by the map’s image.

More information on these silk evasion maps can be found on my blog post here.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1944

Author: Army Map Service

Sheet Width (in): 19

Sheet Height (in): 26.6

Condition: B+

Condition Description: Scattered foxing visible in the top margins on both sides and a bit of creasing from where the map was previously folded. Very good overall.

$50.00

1 in stock