1944 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LOG AND DIARY OF AN AMERICAN ARMY LIEUTENANT FOCUSED ON WINNING ONE OF AMERICA'S GREATEST CHALLENGES IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC FIGHTING AN ENEMY MORE NUMEROUS THAN THE JAPANESE

By: LIEUTENANT (JG) G.H. PENN

Price: $4,855.99

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On offer is an original, very unusual, very different kind of manuscript relic of World War II and America's war in the South Pacific being a log book for "Malaria Control Team 28" handwritten by, we believe, Lieutenant (JG) G.H. Penn, detailing his mission primarily at M.T.B. Base 21 on Mios Woendi Island from 3 July 1944 to 10 August 1944, and at Advance Base 3 on Amsterdam Island from August 1944 to 21st February 1945. [Lt. Penn we can safely assume was a scientist within the field of Malaria control and mosquito life given that we found some post War references to his published contributions on the subjects.] The log is a fascinating blend of scientific data detailing efforts by US armed forces to systematically test for, identify, treat and eliminate tropical diseases, including malaria, primarily on the Pacific Islands of Mios Woendi and Amsterdam Island and diary narrative bordering on forensics and detective work such as hunting through garbage dumps and disposals, 'heads' etc. for maggots and larval specimens, lab work and much more with the back drop of the War at a very intense time; constant raids and attacks by Japanese aircraft and kamikaze pilots, dealing with casualties from the USS Orestes after it was hit by a kamikaze and much more in the 64 full hand-written pages. Historians and researchers of the American war effort in the South Pacific will all too well recognize the utter importance of malarial control at the time given the debilitating effects that the disease could wreak on unprotected soldiers and marines. This unique journal makes for an irreplaceable record of that effort from the hands of a man that studiously and determinedly worked to eradicate the threat as his part of the war effort. Overall VG.

Title: 1944 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LOG AND DIARY OF AN AMERICAN ARMY LIEUTENANT FOCUSED ON WINNING ONE OF AMERICA'S GREATEST CHALLENGES IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC FIGHTING AN ENEMY MORE NUMEROUS THAN THE JAPANESE

Author Name: LIEUTENANT (JG) G.H. PENN

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Manuscript, 20th Century Diary,

Publisher: MIOS WOENDI, AMSTERDAM ISLAND SOUTH PACIFIC, 1944

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

Seller ID: 0002375

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