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WWII U.S. Navy Cloth Pacific Silk Survival Map
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A World War II U.S. Navy map, printed on silk, showing the ocean currents in the area of the central Caroline Islands and the Marianas Islands, including Guam, during the months of May through September. The map was prepared by the U.S. Naval Air Combat Intelligence-Hydrographic Office in Washington, and such charts were a part of the survival equipment kept with life rafts on board U.S. Navy aircraft and ships. The map is approximately 12 3/4 by 15 1/2 inches. There is a small hole, about 3/8 of an inch long by 1/8 of an inch wide, in the corner area of the map.