Lot 729

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Excellent original souvenir book, "The Jolly Rogers: Southwest Pacific 1942-1944", ed. Msg. Jules F. Segal, (Sydney: John Sands Pty. Ltd.), 1944, 112pp. oblong 4to., a beautifully illustrated unit history of the 90th Bombardment Group, which flew the B-24 heavy bomber from airfields in Australia and later the Philippines and Okinawa, attacking targets in New Guinea, the Bismark Archipelago, the Philippines, Borneo and the Japanese home islands. The book is filled with group photos of each aircrew, ground crews, mechanics, armorers, communications personnel. and others; aerial views of bombing raids; destroyed Japanese planes; downtime at each air base; and much else. The endpapers are illustrated with the "pin up" nose art applied to certain aircraft within the squadron, and the text includes descriptions of awards won by members of the group, including the text of their Presidential Unit Citation. Lacks the original dust jacket, shows slight loosening to the spine and some chips and bumps to the covers, else very good.

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November 13, 2018 10:00 AM EST
Chesapeake City, MD, US

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