Pearl harbor: US Naval Air Station
Archive of Ensign George C. Littmann, Patrol Squadron 51, PBY seaplane, comprising:
1. Personal photograph album of military training in Great Lakes, Ill, April 4-July 4, 1931. Oblong 8vo. Black leatherette wrappers with an anchor labeled "USN" in white ink on front. 39 pages of snapshots of family and friends, some two to three pictures per page. Includes some shots of early seaplanes and biplanes. Some wear.
2. Logalbum: U. S. Naval Air Station Pearl Harbor, T. H. Personal photograph album. Oblong 4to. Suede wrappers stamped with full color USN wings and three PBY's and signed in ink "Littmann G. C. A. C. M. M." Some spotting and other wear.
This souvenir book of Ensign Littmann's tour of duty at Pearl Harbor includes the autographs of fellow military personnel; three official US Navy photographs of bombers, officers and rifle instruction; private snapshots of family, friends, aircraft and one bare-breasted native girl; one love letter; one official letter from the War & Navy Departments; miscellaneous newspaper clippings. Laid in is a typed copy of "The Flapper's Prayer"from Standard Hospital Asylum and Institution Directory (1928); and one copy of Contact, a mimeographed newsletter issued at Fleet Air Base, Canal Zone, May 11, 1932.
3. COMDR. NORMAN M. MILLER, USN. I Took the Sky Road. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1945. Illustrated with official US Navy photographs and maps. 8vo. 212 pp. Original stamped green cloth. Covers somewhat soiled.
PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by the author in ink on the half-title page, "Best of luck, George - Bus Miller." This war memoir "as told to Hugh B. Cave" recalls his experiences as Commanding Officer of U.S. Navy Bombing Squadron 109 and raids on Japanese positions.