1961-1963 USMC Marine Attack Squadron (VMF) 224 "The Bengals" Cruise Book
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1961-1963 USMC Marine Attack Squadron (VMF) 224 "The Bengals" Cruise Book

Code: mcb60224vma

$350.00


Product Description

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ARTIFACT: This is a United States Marine Corps Marine Attack Squadron 224 cruise book from 1961-1963. VMA-224, also known as the "Bengals", borrowed Tony the Tiger as their mascot throughout the book's pages. They were the first Marine unit to man the A4D Skyhawk in 1956, and flew them through their service in South Vietnam. The book was printed in Japan, and shows many candid shots of the group, both in color and black and white, mostly on glossy paper.

VINTAGE: Circa 1961-1963.

SIZE: 84 pages, with photographs and illustrations; approximately 12" in height and 8-1/2" in width and 1" in thickness.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Vinyl cover, paper.

ATTACHMENT: Glued binding.

MARKINGS: DAITO ART PRINTING CO., LTD. 19, 2-CHOME SHINTOMI-CHO, CHO-KU, TOKYO TEL. TOKYO (551) 0293, (551) 9536.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a United States Marine Corps collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VBEX06 LCEJX3/12

CONDITION: 7+ (Very Fine+): The book is in good condition with no writing, stains or tears to the pages; light wear at corners of front cover.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.