Jump to content


Photo

A little Map called IWO.....


  • Please log in to reply
65 replies to this topic

#26 doyler

doyler
  • Members
    • Member ID: 342
  • 33,777 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Under The Bridge

Posted 28 April 2014 - 04:33 PM

I believe her dad was a Navel Officer on one of the Attack Transports at Iwo Jima, but I can't recall what ship he was on.

 

If you ever decide to move it there is only one person you need to email!  :)

 

Glad to know you have it in your collection!! Beautiful!

 

LF

 

 

I think thats correct.I do know the Naval Conection also is correct.I asked for a letter but never got it.I think her husband shipped it or a son.I forget.If I have the address I may write and ask for details and hope to get a reply.They were very great to deal with.


Edited by doyler, 28 April 2014 - 04:35 PM.


#27 Welshman

Welshman
  • Members
    • Member ID: 123,228
  • 727 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Land of my Fathers

Posted 29 April 2014 - 04:12 AM

A nice piece of history, thank you for sharing



#28 subsystem4

subsystem4
  • Members
    • Member ID: 2,035
  • 2,058 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Hampshire

Posted 02 May 2014 - 10:13 AM

That's really cool. I am impressed with the condition.



#29 sgtdorango

sgtdorango
  • Members
    • Member ID: 350
  • 12,491 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Mass. USA

Posted 06 May 2014 - 12:48 PM

Dang thats awesome!...there cant be more than a small handfull of those that survived.....mike



#30 doyler

doyler
  • Members
    • Member ID: 342
  • 33,777 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Under The Bridge

Posted 06 May 2014 - 01:15 PM

THANKS for all the comments and looking.Would like to see a few more posted.

#31 Kurt Barickman

Kurt Barickman

    Forum Subject Advisor

  • FORUM SUBJECT ADVISOR
    • Member ID: 199
  • 3,053 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Albert Lea Minnesota

Posted 08 May 2014 - 03:34 AM

Ron,

Very nice example of a very specialized Iwo Jima map. Nice if you get the details from the family or just PM me his name and I will see what I can find! Thanks for posting.

Kurt

#32 Brig

Brig

    SENIOR MODERATOR

  • Senior Moderators
    • Member ID: 22
  • 21,904 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Crossroads of the Corps

Posted 16 May 2014 - 03:25 PM

Now that is one awesome piece that would look fantastic on the wall of a moto room!!



#33 doyler

doyler
  • Members
    • Member ID: 342
  • 33,777 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Under The Bridge

Posted 16 May 2014 - 08:51 PM

THanks KB and Brig.



#34 Terry K.

Terry K.
  • Members
    • Member ID: 629
  • 3,093 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:ILLINOIS

Posted 16 May 2014 - 08:56 PM

That's great doyler! Where do you find this stuff?



#35 doyler

doyler
  • Members
    • Member ID: 342
  • 33,777 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Under The Bridge

Posted 16 May 2014 - 08:59 PM

That's great doyler! Where do you find this stuff?

 

Thanks Terry

 

Actually this was a unsold item on ebay.I contacted the seller and as Crap-Game would say...We made a deal..deal. ;)  :D



#36 tarbridge

tarbridge

    CHIEF MODERATOR

  • Administrators
    • Member ID: 123
  • 15,085 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Fayetteville,N.C.

Posted 17 May 2014 - 05:47 PM

Great map Ron.That is a Cool-Daddy thing.



#37 doyler

doyler
  • Members
    • Member ID: 342
  • 33,777 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Under The Bridge

Posted 17 May 2014 - 09:04 PM

Thanks Robert.



#38 Fixbayonets!

Fixbayonets!
  • Members
    • Member ID: 168
  • 1,924 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New York

Posted 15 June 2014 - 11:39 AM

I know a forum member has one. I believe it is still on the original board as well. I am NOT sure what the base material around the island was that formed the water or if it was just painted on the board. Could have been all one piece and curious why this one was cut off around in just the shape of the island. Would have been nice if the water was the same material they could have just cut the item in a large square and shipped it back. It was sent to me this way and rolled up in padding which did a fair job of protecting it. Thanks to everyone who has looked and commented.

 

Doyler,

 

The water is also made of rubber, the water & the island is made of one big piece of rubber.  There is also a compass rose and range scale in the water, bottom left corner.  The entire map on the board measures 40 inches X 70 inches.   

 

Rob

Attached Images

  • iwo1.jpg


#39 Fixbayonets!

Fixbayonets!
  • Members
    • Member ID: 168
  • 1,924 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New York

Posted 15 June 2014 - 11:40 AM

another view......

Attached Images

  • iwo2.jpg


#40 Fixbayonets!

Fixbayonets!
  • Members
    • Member ID: 168
  • 1,924 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New York

Posted 15 June 2014 - 11:41 AM

one more......

Attached Images

  • iwo3.jpg


#41 Fixbayonets!

Fixbayonets!
  • Members
    • Member ID: 168
  • 1,924 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New York

Posted 15 June 2014 - 11:42 AM

Compass rose & range scale.

Attached Images

  • iwo10.jpg


#42 doyler

doyler
  • Members
    • Member ID: 342
  • 33,777 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Under The Bridge

Posted 15 June 2014 - 12:43 PM

Rob
That's great.Nice to see the full sized map.Thanks for posting.

#43 General Apathy

General Apathy
  • Members
    • Member ID: 344
  • 11,626 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Normandie, France

Posted 03 May 2016 - 10:38 PM

image.jpg

Hi Ron & Rob ( fixbayonets) thanks for showing us you interesting and highly unusual maps, here's an advert from the company that manufactured them.

I am adding the advert in two parts so that the text in the second post will be larger for reading, above is the top part of the advert.

Lewis

#44 General Apathy

General Apathy
  • Members
    • Member ID: 344
  • 11,626 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Normandie, France

Posted 03 May 2016 - 10:41 PM

image.jpg

Hi Ron & Rob, here's the lower section of the advert, hope you enjoy the connection to your maps.

Lewis

.

#45 doyler

doyler
  • Members
    • Member ID: 342
  • 33,777 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Under The Bridge

Posted 04 May 2016 - 07:18 AM

Ken

Thanks for adding this to the topic and providing the rest of the story on rubber model maps

#46 manayunkman

manayunkman
  • Members
    • Member ID: 51,189
  • 14,096 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Latrine Duty Cleaning My Own Mess

Posted 04 May 2016 - 08:09 PM

Amazing map.

 

Now it's time for some tiny soldiers and ships.



#47 Fixbayonets!

Fixbayonets!
  • Members
    • Member ID: 168
  • 1,924 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New York

Posted 05 May 2016 - 01:44 AM

Thanks for posting the ad Ken, I have never seen that before!

 

Rob



#48 Nick

Nick
  • Members
    • Member ID: 421
  • 2,319 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Tulagi

Posted 06 May 2016 - 01:05 PM

That is cool Ron. Thanks for posting, I missed this the first time arounnd.

Nick

#49 doyler

doyler
  • Members
    • Member ID: 342
  • 33,777 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Under The Bridge

Posted 06 May 2016 - 01:29 PM

Thanks Nick

Rob has a much nicer one and Im glad he added it here to show the full size

#50 P-59A

P-59A
  • Members
    • Member ID: 169,522
  • 1,740 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Calif.

Posted 31 July 2017 - 06:42 PM

That is fantastic!!!!!!!




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users