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THE U.S. AIR RAID ON WAKE ISLAND, OCTOBER 1943—RARE ARCHIVE OF RELATED MAPS, PHOTOGRAPHS AND DOCUMENTS USED IN PREPARING FOR AND DOCUMENTING THE RESULTS OF THE RAID

(WORLD WAR II). Archive: Wake Island Raid. Near Wake Island, October 5-6, 1943.

Superb archive of rarely seen map and photographs used in planning and documenting the October 5, 1943 raid on Wake Island, which was taken by the Japanese only weeks after the Pearl Harbor attack. $9500.

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"AIR FORCE, PACIFIC FLEET. DO NOT USE FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES. RESTRICTED"

(WORLD WAR II) (SALISBURY, Fred R.). Two World War II Pacific Maps. No place, September, 1944 / circa 1945.

A large original map—labeled "restricted"—dated September 1944, used during the war by Lt. Commander Fred R. Salisbury to record the activities of the USS Salamaua in the Pacific theater, together with a second large original map in eight sections—labeled "TOP SECRET" on its envelope—showing the Pacific theater during World War II, with major details labeled in pencil. $9500.

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AN EARLY MILITARY NEWSLETTER ANNOUNCING THE JAPANESE SURRENDER

(WORLD WAR II). Mimeographed typescript of the USS Salamaua News. No place, September 3, 1945.

Original mimeographed USS Salamaua News newsletter containing detailed news of Japanese surrender, preliminary reports on POWs in Japan and their treatment by the Japanese, Japanese reactions to the surrender, brief news from around the world, and baseball standings, accompanied by a black-and-white photograph of the newsletter's owner, Lt. Commander Fred R. Salisbury II of the Salamaua. $9500.

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FASCINATING PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM FROM THE USS SALAMAUA IN THE PACIFIC THEATER DURING WORLD WAR II, WITH ALMOST 300 PHOTOGRAPHS, INCLUDING A DRAMATIC SERIES OF EIGHT PHOTOGRAPHS SHOWING A DRAMATIC KAMIKAZE ATTACK ON THE CRUISER U.S.S. LOUISVILLE

(SALISBURY, Fred R.). Photograph album—USS Salamaua. No place, circa 1945.

Photograph album belonging to Lt. Commander Fred R. Salisbury of the USS Salamaua, with approximately 290 fascinating original photographs of scenes in Papua New Guinea, the Admiralty Islands, Guam, the Philippines, post-war Japan, and other places, with a dramatic series of 8 photographs showing a kamikaze attack on the U.S.S. Louisville on January 5, 1945 stamped "Secret" on the verso. $8500.

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"TARGET LOCATION MAP KWAJALEIN ATOLL," "RESTRICTED"—IMPORTANT ARCHIVE OF MAPS USED BY A TORPEDO BOMBER SQUADRON ON THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER U.S.S. YORKTOWN DURING PACIFIC THEATRE OPERATIONS, 1943-45, INCLUDING MAPS USED IN PLANNING THE DARING RAIDS ON TRUK AND KWAJALEIN

(WORLD WAR II) (U.S.S. YORKTOWN). Archive: World War II-era Pacific Maps. Pacific Ocean, 1943-45.

Important archive of contemporary maps, including a hand-drawn map of Okinawa during World War II, some of which were used in planning the daring U.S. raid on the main Japanese naval base in the Pacific at Truk Atoll. This superb collection of 16 maps, together with related documents, mostly date between 1943 and 1945 and were used by members of a torpedo squadron based aboard the carrier U.S.S. Yorktown. $6000.

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VINTAGE ARCHIVE OF 102 PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS DOCUMENTING OPENING CEREMONIES AT FORT HOOD, THE U.S. ARMY’S FIRST TANK DESTROYER TRAINING CENTER

(WORLD WAR II). Fort Hood Photo Archive. Killeen, Texas, 1942. Vintage archive of 102 black-and-white and sepia-tinted photographic prints (90 mounted on thick card stock, another dozen loose) documenting the September 1942 opening ceremonies of the United States Army’s groundbreaking tank destroyer training center at Camp Hood, with numerous intriguing views of anti-tank artillery, troop exercises and Army officials and important visitors from Washington, D.C. and Hollywood. A unique, visual primary source of American military history. $4500.

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FRAGMENT FROM A JAPANESE WORLD WAR II KAMIKAZE AIRPLANE THAT SUCCESSFULLY ATTACKED THE USS SALAMAUA DURING THE PHILIPPINES CAMPAIGN

(WORLD WAR II). Airplane fragment. Japan/Philippines, 1945.

Original fragment of a Japanese World War II airplane used in the successful kamikaze attack on the USS Salamaua in the Lingayan Gulf on January 3, 1945, with its identification scratched into the paint by its owner, Lt. Commander Fred R. Salisbury II of the Salamaua. $4500.

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WORLD WAR II PACIFIC THEATER REPORTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE U.S.S. YORKTOWN, FROM ITS MISSIONS TO SUPPORT THE INVASION OF TARAWA AND THE DARING ATTACK ON THE MAIN JAPANESE NAVAL BASE AT TRUK

(WORLD WAR II) (U.S.S. YORKTOWN). Archive: World War II-era reports, photographs, and medals. Pacific Ocean, November 1943-February 1944.

Archive of contemporary documents, photographs, and service medals from the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Yorktown, chronicling the carrier's cruise to the Gilbert Islands in November 1943 to support the Allied invasion of the island of Tarawa, as well as the attack on the main Japanese anchorage at Truk Atoll in February 1944. The archive also includes a series of World War II service medals including American Defense, American Campaign, Asiatic Pacific Campaign, and World War II, as well as the Air Medal (with one star) and a Navy aviator's badge. The archive includes 13 contemporary mimeographed battle reports submitted by various pilots of Torpedo Squadron Five (VT-5) aboard the Yorktown during Operation Hailstone, a major U.S. raid on the main Pacific Japanese naval base at Truk staged in February, 1944. $3000.

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SIGNED BY SEVEN FIGHTER PILOTS OF THE FAMED EAGLE SQUADRON

KENNERLY, Byron. Eagle's Roar! Washington, 1980.

Later edition of this account of this famous hard-hitting interceptor squadron, “the first all-American combat unit to see action in the second World War,” signed on a tipped-in leaf by seven of the pilots: Edwin Taylor, Spiros Pisanos, Carroll McColpin, James Goodson, Robert Wehrman, Robert Priser, and William Slade. $1250.

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SIGNED BY THE PILOT, NAVIGATOR, AND BOMBARDIER OF THE ENOLA GAY

(TIBBETS, Paul W.). Photograph signed. No place, image circa February 1946; signed at a later date.

Photographic print of "Enola Gay" Pilot Paul Tibbets, Bombardier Tom Ferebee, and Navigator Theodore Van Kirk, signed by each on his image. $1100.

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SIGNED BY THE PILOT, NAVIGATOR, AND BOMBARDIER OF THE ENOLA GAY

(TIBBETS, Paul W.). Photograph signed. No place, image circa February 1946; signed at a later date.

Photographic print of "Enola Gay" Pilot Paul Tibbets, Bombardier Tom Ferebee, and Navigator Theodore Van Kirk, signed by each on his image. $1100.

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