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Restricted World War II Aviation Map

Detailed aeronautical map Eastern Texas, Southern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi, prepared by the US Department of Commerce.

This is an early chart on a Lambert Conformal Conic Projection.

The chart is a font of information about civil and military aviation during WWII. It was intended for civil aviators flying by visual navigation and so includes data that would be useful for this purpose.

Topographical information consists of relief and a judicious selection of visual checkpoints used for navigation under visual flight rules. The checkpoints include populated places, roads, and distinct landmarks. The aeronautical information includes visual and radio aids to navigation, airports (aerodromes, both for landplanes and seaplanes), controlled airspace, restricted areas, and obstructions.

Sectional Aeronautical Charts were updated somewhat frequently at this time and are now produced by the FAA.

The military information is probably the most interesting aspect of the chart.

Condition Description
Minor soiling. Minor loss in text and some old repairs.