Superfortress School Seattle, Wash. Areas 1 and 2.
8.25 x 10.25 in (20.955 x 26.035 cm)
This is a c. 1945 Boeing map of their 'Superfortress School' at an airfield outside Seattle, Washington. The map depicts the school's campus, with manuscript notations marking barracks, school buildings, library, mess hall, PX (Post Exchange), homes, and the shipping and receiving area. Three buildings are marked as hangers in manuscript, with sketches of three airplanes present near these hangers. Arrows point the way to the air field, downtown Seattle, the Pacific Ocean, and Long Beach.
Boeing's Superfortress SchoolOrganized during World War II at the behest of the U.S. Army Air Force, the school taught mechanics and other ground personnel to work on the B-29 Superfortress. Established in 1944, planes were in such short supply that school officials had to scavenge aircraft crashed in training accidents from across the country to give their incoming students machines on which to train. They also asked for planes that were going to be retired. By the time the school was shut down in October 1945, over 25,000 men had been graduated.
Publication HistoryThis map was created by Boeing and published c. 1945.
Very good. Light wear along original fold lines. Manuscript notations. Was three hole punched. Blank on verso.