Iwo Jima maps
Posted 15 September 2010 - 08:05 PM
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Posted 16 September 2010 - 09:04 PM
I don't about the landings at Iwo Jima, but I know how landings at Normandy had numerous mishaps with units landing in the wrong sector of the beach.
When you realize how complex this was, it just makes you appreciate it all the more.
And I wouldn't automatically assume that because this set turned up that these are common. Prior to Pawn Stars, I'd never seen a set like this. This now makes two. Even if a dozen more show up, that is still a rare item in the collecting universe.
Thanks for sharing.
Posted 17 September 2010 - 04:18 AM
Edited by rambob, 17 September 2010 - 04:24 AM.
Posted 17 September 2010 - 04:03 PM
AWESOME! Call Chumlee!
laugh my a*s off!!!! Omg!!
Yes, sell me one because when i saw that show, that was one I knew I would shell out some cash to get!
Posted 20 September 2010 - 12:04 PM
Posted 08 February 2016 - 09:37 PM
The beach profiles of Iwo are from the Amphibious Operation Plan. These had numerous charts, diagrams, and maps for the various commands, not the least of which were the landing controls and approach diagrams. Such details were needed by everyone from TF Commander down to boat wave control craft.
The Landing Info Sheets were indeed utilized by the 4th MarDiv for all four operations, implemented during the classes and briefings aboard ship, and were supposed to be collected by the NCO. Some however were tucked away in seabags...which were on board to the Marianas. At Iwo, they apparently survived in tucked into packs (or were evacuated early with the owner).
Your large scale Saipan/Tinian chart and 2dMarDiv map look to be in solid shape. The 2dMarDiv map is not the issued and used gunnery map, which was controlled down to 200 yd lettered grids. This one has more emphasis on terrain and contour lines than the gunnery map, and may have been intended for that use, I don't know. Many Japanese maps were captured on the island, one of them promptly copied and printed aboard USS ELDORADO for its accuracy and distributed to the troops. Nothing on it but the characteristically tight contour lines used by the Japanese...because they could.
Very nice find.
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