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This is a two sided silk chart used by the Army Air Force in WWII. This chart has Japan and South China Seas on one side and East China Sea on the other side. It is 32 in. wide and 30 in. high. It was printed in march, 1945 and was prepared at the direction of the Commanding General, Army Air Forces, for the Aeronautical Chart Service by the Lake Survey Branch, Army Map Service, Detroit, michigan.

These maps show land mases, winds and currents. Aircrew members were issued these maps in their survival gear when flying over these areas. The reason cloth maps were used is because they were easy to fold up and the ink wouldn't run if gotten wet.

The left map is Japan and South China Seas. The right map is East China Sea.


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Edited by bmsm

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