Escape Silk Chart Handkerchief Japan WWII
WWII US madelarge double sided fabric escape chart for Japan and South China Seas C-52/C-53. Dated 1945. Dimensions 84 cm X 78 cm. For US Navy and Army Air Force pilots. Great and iconic item to wear, frame or simply display. These charts were part of escape kits issued to allied pilots, paratroopers and special agents before combat ops. They were stored in waterproof coated fabric enveloppes stamped "MAPS ONLY". Inside you could find these charts with a button compass, a miniature saw and sometimes foreign currencies. Excellent condition, crisp colors, silk is pliable.
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