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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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"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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THE SINKING OF JAPAN'S "GOLDEN SUBMARINE"

(WORLD WAR II). Archive related to the sinking of Japanese Submarine I-52. No place, 1944.

Historically important archive of documents concerning the June 24, 1944 sinking by a U.S. bomber of the Japanese Submarine I-52, which had left Japan for Nazi-occupied France on March 10, 1944, with a cargo which included over two tons of gold bullion and three tons of opium. Includes signed statements of military and civilian personnel involved in the attack, including the statement of Lt. William Gordon, one of the two pilots credited with the sinking of Japan's "Golden Submarine." $5500.

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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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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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TWO ORIGINAL REELS OF THE 1945 OSCAR-WINNING WORLD WAR II DOCUMENTARY FILM “TRUE GLORY,” INTRODUCED BY GENERAL DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, WITH 2009 DVD OF THE ORIGINAL PRINT

(WORLD WAR II) KANIN, Garson and REED, Carol. The True Glory. WITH: modern DVD of the original. Waterloo, 1945. Three items.

Rare original print of the epic Second World War documentary film The True Glory, “an account of the really important men in the campaign— the enlisted soldiers, sailors and airmen” (Eisenhower). $2500.

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