1940-45 WITTY JUMP COMPASS [WITNAUER] MOUNTED ON A WIDE RESTORED LEATHER STRAP

1940-45 WITTY  JUMP COMPASS [WITNAUER]  MOUNTED ON A  WIDE RESTORED LEATHER STRAP
1940-45 WITTY  JUMP COMPASS [WITNAUER]  MOUNTED ON A  WIDE RESTORED LEATHER STRAP
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1940-45 WITTY JUMP COMPASS [WITNAUER] MOUNTED ON A WIDE RESTORED LEATHER STRAP WITH GROUND OBSERVER BADGE CELIBRATING 1940 - 1977 THE COUNTLESS GROUMD ONBSERVERS WHO WORKED TIRELESSLY TO PROTECT THE US

 

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RESTORED & OVERHAULED
EXCELLENT CONDITION

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1940-45
WITTY
JUMP COMPASS
[WITNAUER]


MOUNTED
ON A


WIDE RESTORED LEATHER STRAP

WITH

GROUND OBSERVER BADGE
CELIBRATING
1940 - 1977
THE COUNTLESS GROUMD ONBSERVERS
WHO WORKED TIRELESSLY TO PROTECT THE US FROM RUSSIAN BOMBERS


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 WWII U.S. WITTNAUER COMPASS

The Wttnauer Compass was among the contents of the WWII U.S. Army Air Force pilot's emergency kit which fit into the back pad of a parachute. In addition to the compass, it contains, among other things, concentrated food, emergency ration, a frying pan, knife, lighter, pistol and ammunition, gloves, and insecticide in a compact form.

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A GREAT LINK FOR THIS HISTORY

 

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NOTE WINGED
OBSERVERS BADGE

The Ground Observer Corps was a World War II Civil Defense program of the United States Army Air Forces to protect against air attack.

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The 1.5 million civilian observers at 14,000 coastal observation posts used naked eye and binocular searches to search for German and Japanese aircraft until the program ended in 1944.

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Observations were telephoned to filter centers, which forwarded authenticated reports to the Aircraft Warning Service which also received reports from the Army Radar Stations. are otherwise not previously aeronautically rated as an Air Force pilot or navigat.

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The Ground Observer Corps was reformed during the Cold War as an arm of the United States Air Force Civil Defense network which provided aircraft tracking with over 200,000 civilian volunteers.

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The corps was established in early 1950 to supplement the Lashup Radar Network and a permanent radar network[3] started with "ADC radar site" P-1 (McChord AFB) on June 1, 1950. "Filter centers" (e.g., in New Haven, Connecticut and Baltimore, Maryland) received telephoned voice information from 8,000 posts, and the information was relayed to Air Defense Command ground control interception centers.

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By 1952 the program was expanded in Operation Skywatch with over 750,000 volunteers at over 16 thousand posts (98 per post in shifts) and 75 centers. The program ended in 1958 [1] with the advent of the automated 1959 USAF radar network (SAGE) and the automated Army networks (Missile Master). GOC volunteers were encouraged to continue their service in the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES).

 

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COMPASS OPERATES
PUSH BUTTON OPENS
CLOSES FIRMLY

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STATIONS WERE SET UP NATION WIDE TO KEEP TRACK
OF AIRPLANES, ESPECIALLY RUSSIAN BOMBERS

Public Domain
U.S. Air Force photograph

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FINISH IS AWESOME

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Reports from radars and Ground Observer Corps
lookouts were fed intorlocal then national  information centers.
This Air Force History news letter  demonstrates a filter board of the
Syracuse New York Information Center.

AN EXAMPLE NEWS LETTER
WE CAN VIEW JUST HOW IMPORTANT THE GROUND OBSERVER WAS
FROM WW1 THROUGH WWII THEN DURING THE COLD WAR
IN FACT THE COLD WAR WOULD BE THE MOST IMPORTANT
ESPECIALLY THE 1950'S THRU 1960'S
Public Domain
U.S. Air Force photograph

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STRAP FITS UP TO 7.4
CAN GO FURTHER BY WEARING TIGHT

TO STRETCH THE LEATHER

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tracking on board
Public Domain
U.S. Air Force photograph

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LIGHT WEIGHT
WEARS GREAT

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Obserer Rampart
1977 20th NORAD Region/Air Division "Rampart"
Public Domain
U.S. Air Force photograph

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FEELS GREAT

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1956, a Ground Observer Corps volunteer at one of seventy-three
Continental Air Defense Command Filter Centers
She is  plotting the track of an aircraft using reports transmitted to her by
other volunteers manning observer posts within the area.
When the track was established, the information was
forwarded to the Air Defense Direction Center,
where the decision to scramble interceptor aircraft for
identification purposes was made.


Public Domain
U.S. Air Force photograph

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SNAP BACK RELEASES COMPASS

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Altitude-Distance Estimator
Estimation templates such as the above were printed on transparent plastic
sheet to gauge the altitude and distance of observed aircraft.
This template is for multi-engined heavy bomber aircraft.
The silhouettes appear to be a B-52 and a B-36.

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STRAP STITCHED TOP GRAIN BULL HIDE

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SYRACUSE CENTER

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THERE SEEMS TO BE
LETTERS OF NAME
US ????

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OBSERVER PLATFORM

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POP CASE COVER STAMPED
US

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STATUE HONORING THE PROGRAM AND ITS VOLUNTEERS

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CAN BE HOOKED TO POCKET

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PLAQUE HONORING
THE TOWER BUILT IN AUGUST OF 1952
OPERATION SKY WATCH

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A GOOD SHOT AT U.S. HINGED
SPRING CASE COVER

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PLOTTING AIRCRAFT

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MOUNTING IS SOLID
NO MOVEMENT NO DRAG
FITS COMFORABLY

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ADDITIONAL PLOTTING

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NO DYE RUN FROM STRAP
AFTER

RECONDITIONING WITH NEETS FOOT

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ALL STITCHING IS SOLID

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WONDERFUL

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