1942 ORIGINAL WORLD WAR II FLIGHT TRAINING DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY AN ENGAGING AMERICAN SERVICEMAN WHO LONGS FOR AS MUCH AIR TIME AS POSSIBLE

By: UNIDENTIFIED.

Price: $1,755.99

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good+


On offer is a fascinating manuscript relic of World War II pilot training and home front activity being a handwritten diary and journal of an unidentified American serviceman. In a beautiful, inscribed September 30 1942 as a gift, leather 9 x 6 inch book with gilt stamped cover and spine treatment and 5 bands on the spine the author in precise hand writes from October 3, 1942 through to June 1, 1944 the mundane personal needs such as being robbed, having his tonsils out, a party at the White House and of course his pilot training at Sun Valley Camp in Sunbury Pennsylvania and then to New York, Scranton, Waco Texas and back to Sunbury then Camp Upton. We also note that he mentions his 6th anniversary June 24th 1943. Here is a snippet: "Arrived at "Sun Valley Camp" in Sunbury, Pa. at six this evening. It was a beautiful day and altho' war regulations required a 35 M.P.H. speed the driving did not seem tedious. Of particular note was the booming war industries enroute, and the mile long freight trains bearing tanks, guns and other war material. The camp was formerly C.C.C. and in it's day it won the prize for being the best in the country. The mountain slopes from the back of our barrack and a beautiful ski run ends at the door. Sunbury is typically small town nestling in a valley between two branches of the Susquehanna River and completely surrounded by mountains. The valley is ideal for flying with many large level fields suitable for emergency landings. Lex Hart and I wandered about town this evening a bit. The prospects for any activity at this time seem remote - time will tell. We may fly tomorrow - weather permitting - from now on we live for the weather." The book ends with a note: "Back to Gulfport after a perfect furlough. Nothing new and no idea what cooks."

Title: 1942 ORIGINAL WORLD WAR II FLIGHT TRAINING DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY AN ENGAGING AMERICAN SERVICEMAN WHO LONGS FOR AS MUCH AIR TIME AS POSSIBLE

Author Name: UNIDENTIFIED.

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

Publisher: SUN VALLEY CAMP, SUNBURY PENNSYLVANIA, 1942

Book Condition: Good+

Type: Manuscript

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 0001900

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