90th Training Squadron in the China-Burma-India Theatre - personal photograph album with miniature format original photographs.1943-45 Stock Code: 113374
A small collection of material documenting pilot training and service during World War Two, concluding with combat duty in India and Burma. The miniature format photographs are largely scenes on or around the unit's base in India, and although small reveal considerable detail when viewed under a lens. The larger images include Shew and his colleague Ed Ward in their P-47 Thunderbolt "Dumbo", annotated verso including a note explaining how Ward ended up "marooned" in Agra after he struck a vulture. Unusual and interesting.
Landscape octavo album (182 x 250 mm) cream paper-covered boards with Japanese-style design of flying cranes.
59 small format photographs, c.30 x 40 mm, mounted on three leaves of the album, together with 22 loose photographs in the same format, some duplicates, and 12 in larger formats, c.80 x 114 mm, a 2-page autograph letter signed from Shew on the stationery
Boards of the album a little spotted, else very good.
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