cards, recognition, WWII US Navy, Japanese Aircraft and Ships, 1944
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Vintage World War II U.S. Navy recognition cards, JAPANESE AIRCRAFT AND SHIPS, dated August 1944, in original box, total 53 cards
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These cards were prepared by the Special Devices Division, Bureau of Aeronautics, U.S. Navy.
The box states these are Self-Instruction Recognition Cards, Number 1.
53 cards are present – 38 aircraft and 15 ships.
Each card measures 2 7/16 x 3 7/16 inches.
There are 3 cards for each aircraft (except only 2 for the VAL). Each card features a black and white photo of the aircraft (each from a different angle) and RESTRICTED on one side, with one of three views (top, side, head-on) and a cryptic description on the opposite side. All cards are marked JAPAN to identify the country of use, and AUGUST 1944.
BETTY 2E-MB, TB, R
FRANCES 2E-MB ** ©mustang1951K46 – do not copy **
HELEN 2E-MB, TB
JUDY 1E-R, DB
NELL 2E-MB, TB
[where 1E, 2E, 4E = number of engines; C = cargo/transport; DB = dive bomber; HB = heavy bomber; MB = medium bomber; R = reconnaissance; SSF = single-seat fighter; TB = torpedo bomber]
There is 1 card for each ship. Each card features a black and white photo of the ship from a distance and RESTRICTED on one side, with a larger image and a cryptic description on the opposite side. All cards are marked JAPAN to identify the country of use, and AUGUST 1944.
-- FUSO CLASS
-- KONGO CLASS
-- ISE CLASS
-- NAGATO CLASS
-- ATAGO CLASS–CHOKAI-MAYA
-- MOGAMI CLASS
-- NACHI-AOBA CLASSES
-- NACHI-AOBA CLASSES
-- TONE CLASS ** ©mustang1951K46 – do not copy **
-- KUMA-NATORI-TENRYU CLASSES
-- SHOKAKU CLASS
-- FUBAKI-SHIGURE-HATSUHARI-ASASHIO CLASSES
-- TERUTSUKI CLASS
[where BB = battleship; CA = heavy cruiser; CL = light cruiser; CV= fleet aircraft carrier; DD = destroyer]
VERY GOOD condition. Some cards have light stains but all are completely intact and readable. The box shows wear and staining from use but is also completely intact.
This item has NOT been stored outdoors in a lean-to shed that fell over on it No musty odor. Always stored indoors.
Not an “estate sale find” ……
…… this item is from my personal collection.
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