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.