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ARTIFACT: Scarce WWII Radar Bombing Manual for B-29s printed October 1944 "Under the direction of the Commanding General AAF Eastern Technical Training Command ST. Louis, Missouri. By training literature and instructional chart preparation unit". The nearly 80 page confidential manual covers the principles and procedures of radar bombing, planning an attack, common errors to avoid, and operational techniques. The front of the manual reads: "RADAR" across the top and the center shows a scope and two bombs dropping. The bottom of the front page reads: "BOMBING, "CONFIDENTIAL" and is numbered "374" in the bottom corner.
VINTAGE: Circa WWII
SIZE: Approximately 10-1/8" x 8"
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Cover paper, black ink, staples
ATTACHMENT: Binding bound by three staples
MARKINGS: "PREPARED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL AAF EASTERN TECHNICAL TRAINING COMMAND ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI BY TRAINING LITERATURE AND INSTRUCTION CHART PREPARATION UNIT OCTOBER, 1944 CONFIDENTIAL", "CLASSIF. CHANGED CONFIDENTIAL TO RESTRICTED AUTH – CG – AAF" (ink stamp), "REPRODUCED BY PUBLICATION OFFICE DRAFTING & REPRODUCTION DEPT. SCOTT FIELD, ILLINOIS"
ITEM NOTES: This is from a US Military Book/Manual collection which we will be listing more of over the coming months. CON-KYB-CON-KKY-25-15 LAAEX10/15
CONDITION: 7+ (Very Fine+): The manual shows moderate wear, storage wear/soiling, all pages intact, no rips, tears, or creases.
GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.