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1943 United States Naval Training Center
$ 675.00

Lively pictorial map of San Diego, prepared for soldiers on leave from the Naval Training Center during WWII.

The present example was annotated by Victor H. Green, A.S. USNR, Company 378, September 3, 1945. His notes are very interesting, including a note regarding visiting the North Island Naval Air Station, which reads:

Here is Where We Are Going To Go On Our Next Liberty Cause There Are Thousands of Airplanes And Service Personel (sic) Are Allowed to Go Through Them.

Other notes hand written include:

  • The Location of the Base
  • Bus To Mission Beach
  • Pictures Taken at the Dance Hall at Mission Beach
  • Spent a lot of time at Balboa Park
  • Road The Street Car Through Balboa Park
  • Refreshments at the USO in Hillcrest
  • Rode the Bus Downtown
  • Visited Broadway USO Downtown
  • Walked Along Broadway
  • At at a Cafe on Broadway near 4th Avenue

The map extends north to La Jolla, showing the USO facility at 7776 Eads Avenue, and East Balboa Park.

The map is centered on Lindergh field and focuses on the attractions, military installations and USO centers around San Diego. The roller coaster and carosel at the Plunge in Mission Beach are shown quite prominently, along with the Zoo, Balboa Stadium and the Coliseum located at 15th and E Street.