Aviators Flight Log Book. Frank William Gardiner.
Aviators Flight Log Book.
Aviators Flight Log Book.
Aviators Flight Log Book.
Aviators Flight Log Book.

Aviators Flight Log Book.

Washington D.C. Navy Department- Chief of Naval Operations. May 1944 - Sept 1945. Small 8vo. (7" x 5"). Bound in imprinted cloth over boards.

Monthly flying log of ARM3c Frank William Gardiner. Detailing training and combat missions 5/44-9/45. Most flights, including combat missions are noted as being flown in the Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon and occurred in the Pacific Theatre of War. Noted are patrol missions, many designated as "Rocket", sub-hunting, with various notations of bombing activity.

Also accompanying the log is a rare propaganda leaflet, the likes of which were dropped in profusion over Japan to worn the citizenry of their impending doom. This leaflet presents Japanese text with a large photograph of a B-29 formation unloading their bombs. Further accompanying these items is a small black and white photograph of an airborne PV2 (presumably Gardiners), which bears the ink inscription on the back reading " Good old Y092". This associates with Gardiners log book entry of his craft noted as PV237092.

Red crew name stamp to front pastedown. Flight assignment designation strip laid-down to front free endsheet. Very light soiling to rear cover. A Fine copy of a wartime log with extremely interesting additions.

Item #7683

Price: $625.00

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