Navigation Track Chart U.S.S. New Jersey

Reporting on Operation Hailstone in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

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Description

One of four Iowa-class ‘fast battleships’ constructed, the U.S.S. New Jersey has a storied career that began during the Second World War and continues to this day as a museum ship moored in Camden, New Jersey. This custom commemoration captures her first combat action in the Pacific Theater, where she was acting as flagship for Admiral Raymond A. Spruance during the assault on the Truk Atoll known as Operation Hailstone. Though much of the Japanese fleet had already been removed from the island group, which acted as a forward base, the U.S. task force destroyed hundreds of parked aircraft, dozens of support vessels, and large stores of fuel.

The map shows the track of the New Jersey around the Truk Islands, with notable engagements timestamped during the two-day fight. An accompanying newspaper article by Robert Trumball details the action further in colorful language.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1944

Author: Anonymous

Sheet Width (in): 21.60

Sheet Height (in): 13.75

Condition: B

Condition Description: Press photo of a navigational chart with accompanying newspaper article. Both are bound to a contemporary backing board and show moderate wear and soiling throughout.

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