maps, Japan, WWII US Army, 1945, quantity 6
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Six (6) vintage WWII US Army paper maps of Nagoya area of Japan, dated 1945
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These are *** ORIGINAL *** World War II maps prepared by the U.S. Army Map Service (AMS).
6 PAPER (not silk) MAPS / PRINTED IN COLOR
CENTRAL HONSHU (JAPAN) series
*** FIRST EDITION – AMS 1 ***
“For use by War and Navy Department Agencies only
Not for sale or distribution”
ONE INCH = 0.4 mile / 700 yards
EACH MAP IS EXTREMELY DETAILED WITH LAND FEATURES, NAMED ROADS AND BRIDGES, RAILROADS, SCHOOLS, MILITARY INSTALLATIONS, INDUSTRIAL LOCATIONS, PORTS, TEMPLES, SHRINES, AND PAGODAS (marked with a swastika), ETC.
EACH MAP MEASURES 20 x 22 INCHES, UNFOLDED
SINGLE-SIDED / REVERSE IS BLANK
** ©nasa21 – do not copy **
NAGOYA is approximately 250 nm ENE of HIROSHIMA, 150 nm WSW of TOKYO
THESE MAPS MAY HAVE BEEN USED FOR THE PLANNING AND EXECUTION OF OPERATION CORONET, THE INVASION OF THE MAIN JAPANESE ISLAND OF HONSHU, SCHEDULED FOR SPRING 1946.
THE JAPANESE FORCES IN NAGOYA WERE CONSIDERED A SERIOUS THREAT TO THE ALLIED FORCES WHO WOULD BE ASSAULTING THE KANTO PLAIN SOUTH OF TOKYO
Sheet number Sheet area
5452-1 SE ICHINOMIYA SE dated 6/45
(Immediately north of NAGOYA - includes labels Settling Pond, Aviation School, Nagoya Arsenal, Yamaha Engineering Works, Tokugawa Estate, Okuma Iron Works, Girls High School, Broadcasting Station, Drill Ground, Powder Magazine, Castle Nagoya, 3rd Division HQ, 5th Brigade HQ, 6th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, TOYOYAMA)
5452-1 SW ICHINOMIYA SW dated 7/45
(Immediately north of NAGOYA - includes labels Kiyosu Castle, Reported Mitsubishi Aircraft Plant, Fuji Textile Mill, Dispersal Area, SHIMODA)
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5452-11 NW NAGOYA NW dated 7/45
(includes labels Aichi Aircraft Works, Nissan Chemical Plant, FUKUOKA)
5452-11 NE NAGOYA NE dated 6/45
(includes labels Freight Yard, Textile Mill, Lumber Pool, Aichi Aircraft Works, Daihachi College, Open Ball Park, Mulberry, Mitsubishi Aircraft Works, SHIMADA)
5452-11 SE NAGOYA SE dated 6/45
(includes labels Steel Plant, Chemical Plant, Probable Workers Quarters, YOKOSUKA)
5452-11 SW NAGOYA SW dated 5/45
(includes labels NAGOYA Airport, Aichi Aircraft Works, Sail Anchorage, Coal Handling Area, Mulberry, Rising Sun Petroleum Works)
EXCELLENT condition. These maps have been folded for years but open easily. No tears, no stains. Completely intact and readable. Colors are bright. The camera may make some maps look soiled or dirty – all maps are clean and white/color.
Sold ONLY as one lot – will not separate.
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These publications have NOT been stored outdoors in a lean-to shed that fell over on them. No musty odor. Always stored indoors.
Not an “estate sale find” ……
…… these maps are from my personal collection.
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