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Aircraft Navigational Plotting Board USS Minneapolis Spotter Plane

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I got this plotting board many years ago from an auction in Enola, Pa.

 

The man was a pilot of a spotter plane on the USS Minneapolis.

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Here is a photo of a spotter plane from the Minneapolis that I got from the WW2 image gallery.

 

What kind of plane is this and did the Minneapolis ever get Kingfishers ?

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That would be a Curtiss SOC-1 Seagull , they went up to a number 4 in the series , but bascially it's the "Seagull" . If you know the ships "hull number" you shousl be able to look up her history and find if they ever got the Kingfisher .

Johnny

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I checked several sites but nothing was mentioned about the planes.

 

I am really too busy to have time to really figure it out and frankly it was just a curiosity.

 

Thanks for the ID though.


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That's interesting, almost looks like a time-capsule.


"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."

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That's interesting, almost looks like a time-capsule.

 

 

I haven't really looked at this closely nor have I looked at all the maps.

 

Philippines

 

Thanks for the comment Rusty


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That is a very cool item! Love it!

 

I have this negative...one of the survivors of the CA-44 gave me this along with another negative (of the SOCs he worked on aboard the Vincennes). The man who gave this to me was an aviation mechanic for the SOCs.

 

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That photo would make the unit they were with on the ship < Crusier Scouting Squadron Six "CS-6" , great photo as it shows the ship's name and the unit on it's fuselage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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That photo would make the unit they were with on the ship < Crusier Scouting Squadron Six "CS-6" , great photo as it shows the ship's name and the unit on it's fuselage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

Thanks!

 

Several of the PacFleet cruisers' SOCs were from Scouting Six.


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Check out my blogs, The Veteran's Collection (general militaria) and Chevrons and Diamonds (military baseball)

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Yeah , there hasn't been a book , at least that I've seen that lists all these types of aircraft and the crusiers/battleships they were assigned to , it would make a very interesting topic and book I'm sure a lot of Navy avaiation historians would enjoy !

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Per several requests I am going to post some more pictures starting with the next 2.

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The pilots name is Esgn. Hanlin.

 

His son was at the auction and I got his Vietnam River Forces stuff ( Sold 99% of my Nam groupings before 2010 so it is gone )

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Great item. Looks like he just threw it in his suitcase & said "I'm outta here".

 

Hate to say this, but if you ever decide to part with it, please keep me in mind.

 

Mac


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Here is a close up of the map.

 

Oroku-Mura Okinawa.

 

Notice the many hand written tactical signs.

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Great item and well preserved. I believe Squadron/Signal Publications has books on floatplanes, navy air units, and navy air colors. Hope this helps.

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