Escape map

Escape map
Title
Escape map
Date 
1942
Medium 
Cotton
Dimensions 
Overall: 35 1/8 x 25 1/8 in. ( 89.2 x 63.8 cm )
Description 
Cotton printed map of Northwest Africa with three legends across the bottom; printed in blue, black and red ink on a white ground.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. James G. Strobridge
Object Number 
1967.13
Marks 
printed: all over: "ROAD MAP/ OF/ WEST AFRICA/ SCALE 1:5,000,000/ For use by/ War and Navy Department Agencies only/ Not for sale or distribution/ ..."
Gallery Label 
This map was made to facilitate escape of downed U.S. Airforce personnel for the African invasion during World War II. The map was created from old tour books which is why the scale varies in the three sections. The donor recieved the map from the U.S. Army Map Service, with which he was associated.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group