26 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) World War, 1939-1945--Maps.

  1. Herman R. Friis cartographic manuals collection

    18 manuals . 1 box (.4 linear ft). -- Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Hermann R. Friis collection contains cartographic manuals published by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, Army, War Department, and Geological Survey. A number of the manuals are from World War II, which discuss aerial photographs and military map symbols. Maps in the manuals include: the world, North America, the United States, Montana, Scandinavia, and France, among others. These maps exemplify different cartographic techniques.

  2. Ian Mumford World War II cartographic intelligence reports collection

    9 cartographic reports . 91 aerial photographs . 3 manuals . 1 box (.4 linear ft). -- Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection contains nine British intelligence cartographic reports created during World War II. The areas covered by the reports include Germany, Italy, and France, among other places in Europe. The reports are supplemented with aerial photographs and are arranged by sortie number. The collection also contains three British government manuals, which include maps, that relate to the history of the British Ordnance Survey.

  3. Otto A. Ewaldsen World War II map collection

    9 maps . 1 chart . -- Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Otto A. Ewaldsen served in the U.S. Army 650th Engineer Topographic Battalion during World War II. He authored the book Mapping was our mission: the military history of the 650th Engineer Topographic Battalion during Word War II, August 1942 to April 1946: from Camp White Oregon to Japan. The collection consists of maps of Japan, photocopies of American military bases in Oregon that appeared in his book, and a chart for converting European and Asiatic geographic terms into English.

  4. Anthony A. Faranda World War II maps, photographs, and papers collection

    3 maps . 3 photographs . 23 pages typed and photocopied . -- Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Anthony A. Faranda served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was attached to the 8th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron in the South Pacific Theater. The collection consists of captured Japanese maps, textual documents concerning military map creation and printing, and wartime photographs.

  5. Morton L. Deyo World War II map collection

    8 maps . -- Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection consists of maps related to Morton L. Deyo's role as a naval task force commander during World War II in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. Six of the maps depict amphibious landing intelligence in southern France. Two maps show operations in the Pacific. One of these is the Allied naval task force plan to land at Okinawa and the other shows flow of supplies from throughout Asia to the Japanese mainland.

  6. Paul Swazuk World War II map and papers collection

    2 maps . 7 pieces (documents, letters, and photographs) . -- Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Paul Swazuk served as a corporal in the 82nd Airborne Division during World War II. He participated in the D-Day parachute operations in Normandy, France, glider landings in Holland during Operation Market Garden, and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. His unit liberated a concentration camp, and after the war, he served in the Amercian sector of occupied Berlin. The collection consists of two papers, a photo, and biographical information.

  7. William A. Bostick World War II charts and maps collection

    3 maps . 1 overlay . -- Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    William A. Bostick World War II charts and maps collection consists of facsimiles of cartographic illustrations prepared for the 1945 book The Ampibious Sketch: Its Function in Amphibious Training and Operations. The items illustrate Utah and Omaha beaches, where American forces landed during the Normandy invasion in 1944. On verso are sunlight and moonlight tables, beach gradient graphs, and current and tidal data. Transperancy overlay used to determine water depth and safe passage to the beach for various landing craft. Bostick, a former U.S. Naval officer, created maps for then invasions of Sicily and Normandy invasions and had a successful career as an artist.

  8. Robert S. Bond World War II map collection

    13 maps . -- Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Robert Shirly Bond was a forward artillery observer for the 6th Armored Division during World War II. Bond’s unit helped to liberate France and participated in the Battle of the Bulge and the invasion of Germany. The collection consists of road maps used during the war, a commemorative map illustrating the 6th Armored Division’s role in the war, and a map from the Korean War.

  9. Robert Clift World War II map and papers collection

    1 map . 7 documents . -- Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Robert Clift served as a navigator in the 492nd Bomb Group during World War II. The second lieutentant flew on missions from February 22 to April 26 in Europe. He took part in hazardous, low-level insertion missions of Allied agents behind enemy lines. His unit received a citation from the War Department in 1947. The collection consists of a map that illustrates sixteen missions and copies of photos and official military documents.

  10. Bob Crozier World War II military intelligence map and aerial photograph collection

    20 maps . 15 aerial photographs . 1 booklet . -- Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Bob Crozier served as a Technical Sergeant in the 654th Topographic Engineers from 1943 to 1946. Crozier was part of the American First Army under General Omar Bradley. He donated a collection of photos, photo maps and maps created during World War II to the Geography and Map Division. The collection consists of 36-page booklet that describes the process of aerial reconnaissance and mapping, 15 aerial photographs, and 20 maps. Perhaps the most unique items are a captured German map that depicts Caen and a rare commemorative map of the U.S. and Russian contact at the Elbe River in 1945.