Washington, D.C. Army Map Service. 1944.
Two color maps, printed back to back on one silk sheet 24 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches, folded as issued. A few tiny spots, otherwise fine condition. This is a "survival map" or "escape map" compiled for the U.S. Army Air Forces; these light-weight silk maps were carried by military personnel with missions in enemy territory, each map containing information crucial to facilitating escape to friendly territory. Winds and ocean currents in the Sea of Japan and part of the Sea of Okhotsk are marked, as well as much information on settlements and terrain (scale is 1:1,000,000). Latitude covered is from approximately 40 to 44 degrees on Vladimiro-Aleksandrovskoye, U.S.S.R. map and from approximately 44 to 48 degrees on the Otomari, Japan map, longitude covered is from approximately 132 to 138 degrees on Vladimiro-Aleksandrovskoye, and from approximately 138 to 144 degrees on the Otomari, Japan map. States "Legend Applies To November through March (red) and May through September (green) currents" Item #34805