Newsmap : week of October 14 to October 21, 215th week of the war, 97th week of U.S. participation. Monday, October 25, 1943

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Newsmap : week of October 14 to October 21, 215th week of the war, 97th week of U.S. participation. Monday, October 25, 1943
Title (alt.):
Target Berlin
Manning, F. E.
United States. Army Service Forces. Special Service Division
United States. Army Air Forces. Publications Division
United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel. Educational Services Section
Name on Item:
prepared and distributed by Army Orientation Course, Special Service Division, Army Service Forces
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Maps
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Burma--Maps
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Dnieper River--Maps
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Europe, Southern--Maps
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Islands of the Pacific--Maps
War posters, American
Dnieper River--Maps
Europe, Southern--Maps
Islands of the Pacific--Maps
Aerial views
Military maps
World maps
Dnieper (river)
Southern Europe (area)
Pacific Islands (area)
Washington, D.C. : War Dept., Army Service Forces ; Army Air Forces distribution by Publications Division, Air Adjutant General, HQ., AAF ; Navy distribution by Educational Services Section, BuPers, Navy Dept.
Exhibited: "Bending lines: maps and data from distortion to deception," organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, 2020-2021.
A set of military maps produced for soldiers of the U.S. Armed Forces.
On verso, Target Berlin is a graphic representation of a photographic view of the earth focused in the center of the sphere on Berlin, Germany, and so scale and distance varies on this map. A detachable scale is supplied at the bottom of the verso, and by which distances can be measured along any line running through Berlin and also as long as it is positioned on Berlin the varying scale can be estimated.
Relief shown by shading on Dnieper River map and Southern Europe map ; shown pictorially on view; shown by hachures and spot heights on Burma map.
Volume II, no. 27.
"Prepared from public sources of information."
War fronts: Russia, Italy, Schweinfurt, Southwest Pacific, Burma, North Pacific, U.S. subs.
Photographs: Nazis use Soviet equipment and men in battle for Italy; Soviet soldier and RAF officer; Lieut. Col. Chesley G. Peterson, Salt Lake City; Fuel pipe lines; Fifth Army engineers replace a Nazi-bombed bridge; In the Naga Hills of northern Burma.
"F.E. Manning 43"--View.
Includes text, 12 photographs, inset of New Britain Island (Papua New Guinea), and 3 world globe diagrams explaining the projection and scale of the view.
"U.S. Government Printing Office: 1943 – 538110."
The Lower Dnieper Offensive (also known as the "Battle of the Lower Dnieper") took place in 1943 during the Second World War. It was one of the largest Second World War operations, involving almost 4,000,000 troops on both sides and stretching on a 1,400 kilometer long front. During this four-month operation, the eastern bank of the Dnieper was recovered from German forces by five of the Red Army's Fronts, which conducted several river assault crossings to establish several bridgeheads on the western bank. During World War II, Burma became a major front-line in the Southeast Asian Theatre. Stilwell's forces initially consisted of two American-equipped Chinese divisions with a Chinese-manned M3 Light Tank battalion and an American long-range penetration brigade known as "Merrill's Marauders". In October 1943 the Chinese 38th Division (led by Sun Li-jen) began to advance from Ledo towards Myitkyina and Mogaung while American engineers and Indian labourers extended the Ledo Road behind them. The Japanese 18th Division was repeatedly outflanked by the Marauders and threatened with encirclement. Following the fall of Axis control over the city of Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, on May 12 1943, the Allies used Tunis, capital of Tunisia, as a base of operation to stage bombing assaults against the Axis airbase on the island of of Pantelleria, as a prelude to invading Sicily, and finally Italy. Rabaul, on the island of New Britain, was one of two major ports in the Australian Territory of New Guinea. It was the main Japanese naval base for the Solomon Islands campaign and New Guinea campaign. In early 1943 Rabaul had been distant from the fighting. However, the Allied grand strategy in the South West Pacific Area, Operation Cartwheel, aimed to isolate Rabaul and reduce it by air raids. Japanese ground forces were already retreating in New Guinea and in the Solomon Islands, abandoning Guadalcanal, Kolombangara, New Georgia and Vella Lavella. From October 12, 1943, as part of Operation Cartwheel, the U.S. Fifth Air Force, the Royal Australian Air Force and the Royal New Zealand Air Force, directed by the Allied air commander in the South West Pacific Area, General George Kenney. Allied carrier and land-based planes attacked Japanese airfields, ships and port facilities, on the island of New Britain, to protect the Allied amphibious invasion of Bougainville. As a result of the Rabaul raids, several Japanese heavy cruisers and numerous smaller warships and transports were damaged, effectively ending the Japanese naval threat to the initial landings on Bougainville.
4 maps and 1 view on 1 sheet : both sides, color ; sheet 90 x 120 cm
Scale [ca. 1:4,400,000]|Scale [ca. 1:4,400,000]
Scale [ca. 1:13,500,000]
Scale [ca. 1:4,400,000]
Scale varies
Table of Contents:
Bridgeheads across the Dnepr River [Russia]
Operations begin in Burma
[Map showing Allied-controlled areas of the Pacific islands]
[Areas in Southern Europe providing targets for bomber forces]
Target Berlin [view of the world globe with the center at Berlin]
Call #:
W 109.107/2:2/27
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