Alger, Algeria to Tripoli, Libya No.65, WWII Flight Chart, U.S. Army 1943

Alger, Algeria to Tripoli, Libya No. 65, October, 1943, Aeronautical information January 1945
Washington, District of Columbia, 1943
color lithograph
Professionally conserved
Folded, double sided chart, reverse World Pilotage Chart, Location Index and Key professionally conserved, original folds
14.5 × 57.5 inches
Sale Status: 
For Sale

United States Army, World War II aeronautical chart showing a portion of Algeria and Libya with pencil notes and other signs of use in service. Many printed and overprinted notations with updated information. Aeronautical Information March 1945. Other notations pertaining to war time and protecting strategic information such as "Restricted", "Not for Sale or Distribution" and "For Use by War and Navy Department Agencies only."

The reverse of the Chart  contains "Emergency Survival Advice" that explains that the greatest risk to the plane's crew is coming down in the desert where lack of water and extreme temperatures are perils. There are  instructions for water rationing, for the necessity of seeking shade, instructions to  travel on foot only at night and how to use clothing for protection from the desert sun. There is also a chart, with estimates of survival times in the desert in number of days. Winter and summer season temperature charts are also provided for emergency survival advice.

This North Africa chart is part of a larger collection of WWII U.S. Army  aeronautical charts of North Africa and one chart showing a portion of Japan, several showing areas in India, and one showing a region in China. Many but not all of these titles are photographed and listed. Please therefore contact Original Antique Maps for these unpublished titles.                                                                           

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