1953 Pacific Stars and Stripes Map of the Korean War

Mapofwar4-pacific-1953
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Pacific Stars and Stripes Map of the War.
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1953 Pacific Stars and Stripes Map of the Korean War

Mapofwar4-pacific-1953

Detailed map of the Korean War - labels several key engagements.

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Title


Pacific Stars and Stripes Map of the War.
  1953 (dated)    32 x 21.5 in (81.28 x 54.61 cm)     1 : 2300000

Description


This is a 1953 Pacific Stars and Stripes map of the Korean War. The map depicts the Korean peninsula from the Yalu River and the Tumen River to the Korea Strait and from the Yellow Sea to the Sea of Japan. Twenty-five different events in the history of the Korean War are numerically identified, with explanations appearing along the left border. Several silhouettes of aircraft are depicted, including what appears to be the Grumman F9F Panther, a squadron of large four-engine bombers over the Sea of Japan, and a MiG-15 illustrated in red. An inset map, situated below the central map of the Korean peninsula, details the area in the box in the larger map, along the 38th parallel from Yonan and P'anmunjom to Kansong. Several different hills and ridges that played major roles in battles are labeled, including the area of the Punchbowl, Bloody Ridge, Heartbreak Ridge, and Christmas Hill, along with the Iron Triangle. The map is bordered on three sides by the flags of the United Nations and the insignia of numerous American combat units are included along the bottom border.

This map was published by Pacific Stars and Stripes in 1953 and printed by the Kyoya Company of Tokyo.

Cartographer


Stars and Stripes, Pacific Editions (1945-1963) began publishing the week of VE Day in May, 1945 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Later that year editions were published in China and Japan as well. When the war ended, the newspaper’s readership and staff both fell, although it was still published for occupational forces and other armed forces still employed. In 1951, during the Korean War, a Korean edition was published.

Condition


Good. Wear along original fold lines. Even overall toning. Verso repairs to fold separations. Blank on verso

References


OCLC 953572675. Rumsey 7848.000.