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Prepared for CINCPAC-CINCPOA by 64th Engr. Top. Bn. USAFICPA / Installations overlay prepared by AC of S,G2 Fleet Marine Force, Pacific and Intelligence Section Amphibious Forces Pacific, IWO JIMA VOLCANO ISLANDS [:] SPECIAL AIR AND GUNNERY TARGET MAP. [Prob. Hawaii], mid-late November, 1944.

Detailed late-1944 map prepared for the bombardment of Iwo Jima

A rare “Secret” “Special Air and Gunnery Target Map” map of Iwo Jima prepared in anticipation of the February 19, 1945 U.S. invasion of the island. The map shows the landing zones on the southeastern and southwestern beaches of the island, and, most importantly, the Japanese defensive installations throughout the island in minute detail… at […]

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[Aerial reconnaissance photograph of the northern tip of Iwo Jima island.] [Iwo Jima]: March 8, 1945 [stamped].

Original aerial recon photograph of Iwo Jima, taken during the battle

A rare and fascinating visual artifact from World War II, being a wartime aerial reconnaissance photograph of Iwo Jima stamped March 8, 1945, thus documenting part of the island while the American invasion was fully underway. The photograph This rare aerial reconnaissance photograph shows the area around Kitano Point, at the northern end of the island, with breakers […]

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[Aerial reconnaissance photograph of the northern tip of Iwo Jima island.] [Iwo Jima]: January 12, 1945.

Original aerial recon photograph of Iwo Jima, from just before the invasion

An amazing visual artifact from the Second World War, being an aerial reconnaissance photograph of Iwo Jima island stamped January 12, 1945, thus documenting the savage pre-invasion bombardment of the island. The image This rare aerial reconnaissance photograph covers several square miles of the northern end of Iwo Jima, with breakers along the beaches clearly visible at […]

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Front cover of UNITED STATES PACIFIC FLEET AND PACIFIC OCEAN AREAS [:] INFORMATION BULLETIN [:] OKINAWA GUNTO [:] CINCPAC-CINCPOA BULLETIN NO. 161-44. [Honolulu]: Commander-in-Chief Pacific Fleet and Pacific Ocean Areas, Nov. 15, 1944.

Rare confidential briefing book prepared for the Okinawa invasion

A detailed, fascinating and very rare “confidential” guide to Okinawa prepared by the US military in the lead-up to the April 1945 invasion. Okinawa provided unique strategic advantages as a necessary stepping stone to the invasion of the Japanese homeland, and it became clear from early on in the Second World War that victory required […]

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Prepared by Intelligence Section Amphibious Forces, Pacifc, CONFIDENTIAL INTELLIGENCE MAP IWO JIMA I. VOLCANO ISLANDS INSTALLATIONS AS OF 2 SEPT. 44 SHOWN IN MAGENTA. [Hawaii?], October 15, 1944.

Rare “TOP SECRET” map of Iwo Jima prepared for the American invasion

A rare “Top Secret” intelligence map of Iwo Jima prepared in anticipation of the February 19, 1945 U.S. invasion. The map shows Japanese defensive installations throughout the island in minute detail… at least as they were known to American forces before the battle. Background Iwo Jima, whose name translates as “Sulfur Island,” was an important midway […]

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Prepared for CINCPAC-CINCPOA by 64th Engr. Top. Bn. USAFICPA / Installations overlay prepared by AC of S,G2 Fleet Marine Force, Pacific and Intelligence Section Amphibious Forces Pacific, IWO JIMA VOLCANO ISLANDS [:] SPECIAL AIR AND GUNNERY TARGET MAP. [Prob. Hawaii], mid-late November, 1944.

“SECRET” Situation Map of Iwo Jima prepared for the American invasion

A rare “Secret” situation map of Iwo Jima prepared in anticipation of the February 19, 1945 U.S. invasion of the island. The map shows the landing zones on the southeastern and southwestern beaches of the island, and, most importantly, the Japanese defensive installations throughout the island in minute detail… at least as they were known […]

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[Map of Da Nang Vietnam.] [Da Nang: III Marine Amphibious Force, prob. 1967.]

Unrecorded ca. 1967 map of Da Nang, Vietnam, annotated by hand by an American serviceman before and possibly during the Tet Offensive

An unrecorded ca. 1967 III Marine Amphibious Force Drafting Section whiteprint map of Da Nang, Vietnam and its vicinity featuring manuscript notations referencing attacks on American bases before and during the Tet Offensive. U.S. Military installations in and around Da Nang The map depicts the region from Lienchou Bay to the South China Sea and […]

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1633rd Engineering Photomapping Platoon / Intelligence section (G-2) of Fleet Marine Force Pacific / 64th Engineering Topographical Battalion, SPECIAL AIR AND GUNNERY TARGET MAP SCALE 1 : 10,000 [:] G-2 BEACH MAP”A” INSTRUCTIONS PREPARED BY AC of S,G-2 FLEET MARINE FORCE, PACIFIC 28 OCTOBER 1944 FROM PHOTOGRAPHS TO 1 SEPT. 1944 SITUATION TO 25 SEPT. 1944. [Hawaii?], October 28, 1944.

“Secret” 1944 map of Iwo Jima prepared for the American invasion

A rare secret “situation map” of Iwo Jima prepared in anticipation of the February 19, 1945 U.S. invasion. The map shows the landing zones on the island’s southeastern and southwestern beaches and, most importantly, Japanese defensive installations throughout the island in minute detail… at least as they were known to American forces before the battle. […]

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