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US World War II multi-coloured map on acetate rayon, printed on both sides, AAF Cloth Chart - Philippine Series, Side 1 - No. C-43 Mindanao Series, Side 2 - No. C-44 North Borneo

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
96 cm x 52 cm
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Object Registration
00190
Keywords
united states of america, silk and rayon maps, world war ii
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
1944
Significance
This map, printed on acetate rayon, is an original US 'escape and evasion' kit map from World War II.
Inscriptions & Markings
AAF Cloth Chart - Philippine Series
Side 1 - No. C-43 Mindanao Series
Side 2 - No. C.44 North Borneo
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:13AM