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US World War II multi-coloured map on acetate rayon, printed on both sides, AAF Cloth Map - Southwest Pacific Area, Side 1 - No. 22 Southwestern and No. 26 East Java, Side 2 - No. 25 Timor

From the Collection of B-24 Liberator Memorial Restoration Australia Inc Corner Farm Rd & Princes Highway Werribee Victoria

Description
A multi-coloured, contoured, double-sided map printed on acetate rayon
Size
93 cm x 82 cm
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Object Registration
00188
Keywords
world war ii, silk maps, united states of america, a188
Historical information
Silk and rayon maps were produced by the United States (c. 7.5 million in total), Great Britain (some 1.75 million in total) and Australia during World War II. They were issued to Allied military personnel as part of 'escape and evasion' kits.
When Made
1943
Significance
This map, printed on acetate rayon, is an original US 'escape and evasion' kit map from World War II.
Inscriptions & Markings
AAF Cloth Map - Southwest Pacific Area
Side 1 - No. 22 Southwestern and No. 26 East Java
Side 2 - No. 25 Timor
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:13AM