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USAAF Navigators' Information File

USAAF Navigators' Information File

Code: SOLD-1498

SOLD
Published by the HQ, Army Air Forces, Washington DC, November 1944 (with amendments to July 1945) . P/b. Contains 7 main sections: 1. General information - navigator's responsibility, flying safety etc. 2. Dead Reckoning - includes use of compasses, calibraton of the turret astrodome, aircraft radio aids etc. 3. Celestial Navigation and use of sextants, astrocompasses etc. 4. Tactical Operations - crew coordination, effects of high altitude, oxygen equipment, vision at night, procdure on a combat bombing mission etc. 5. Crew Duties - bombardier, radio operator and gunners. 6. Navigation Weather - weather symobols, weather recorder, navigational and tactcial uses of clouds etc. 7. Emergencies - exits, forced landings, ditching, parachutes, pyrotechnic pistols, smoke grenades, vest-type emergency kit, life preserver vest, life rafts etc. Approx. 236p in total. Illustrated with photographs, diagrams and charts throughout. Loose-leaf format with puched pages inserted into a card cover. The notebook/cover was custom made for this file and bears an illustrated paste-on title panel on the front cover. Shows use and wear with some damage to the cover spine otherwise in good used condition. Very interesting and useful. Stock code P19079.