XIX Corps in Action From Siegfried Line to Victory / The Tomahawk Strikes Map
XIX Corps in Action From Siegfried Line to Victory / The Tomahawk Strikes Map

XIX Corps in Action From Siegfried Line to Victory / The Tomahawk Strikes Map

XIX Corps in Action From Siegfried Line to Victory / The Tomahawk Strikes Map

XIX Corps in Action From Siegfried Line to Victory / The Tomahawk Strikes Map

XIX Corps in Action From Siegfried Line to Victory / The Tomahawk Strikes Map

XIX Corps in Action From Siegfried Line to Victory / The Tomahawk Strikes Map

XIX Corps in Action From Siegfried Line to Victory / The Tomahawk Strikes Map

XIX Corps in Action From Siegfried Line to Victory / The Tomahawk Strikes Map

XIX Corps in Action From Siegfried Line to Victory / The Tomahawk Strikes Map

XIX Corps in Action From Siegfried Line to Victory / The Tomahawk Strikes Map

XIX Corps in Action From Siegfried Line to Victory / The Tomahawk Strikes Map

XIX Corps in Action From Siegfried Line to Victory / The Tomahawk Strikes Map

Land of the Setting Sun. XIX Corps in Action: From Siegfried Line to Victory / The Tomahawk Strikes 1945 Newsletter and Map. Artist: T/5 Henry J. Mac Millan Title: XIX Corps in Action: From Siegfried Line to Victory / The Tomahawk Strikes: From Siegfried Line to Victory Publisher: 62nd Engr. Army Date of Publication: May 1945 Physical dimensions: Two-sided poster with map printed in black, blue, and red on one side and text on back under title The Tomahawk Strikes. ” 29″ wide by 22 high. Condition: Folded, small area of one corner torn off and one edge a bit darkened, but still really nice. While many units issued commemorative maps after World War II depicting the areas where they served, this map is remarkable for having been published during wartime. Such maps and newsletters provided invaluable context, news and morale building for those on the front lines, in this case the soldiers of the U. This beautiful piece features on one side an edition of The Tomahawk, the newsletter of the XIX Corps, with an accompanying map by Henry J Mac Millan illustrating its activities between October 1944 and the end of the war. The Corps encompassed the 2. Armored Division and the 29. Infantry Divisions, and fought as part of the First and Ninth Armies in the war. Its members bore a tomahawk insignia, hence the title of the newsletter. The map traces the Corps advance from Heerlen, Holland into Germany, including its crossings of the Roer, Rhine, Weser, and finally the Elbe. The path culminates with the XIX Corps meeting the Red Army in Wittenburg on April 30, 1945, where Gen. Cherokmanov of the Russian XXVII Corps made XIX Corps honorary Russian Guards Corps. All in all, this map, combined with a similar one issued with The Tomahawk in the Fall of 1944, measures some 800+ miles travelled by the XIX Corps, which spent only two days out of the line. The final part of the newsletter summarizes the Corps stunning record: The task of the XIX Corps was over. XIX Corps was the first into Belgium, the first into Holland, the first to reach the Wurm River, the first to breach the Siegfried Line against serious opposition, first to reach the Roer River, and the first American troops to reach the lower Rhine. Surely, the newsletter is justified in defining the Corps as one of the outstanding fighting teams of the war. At the end of the text is a blank area for a soldier to fill in his name, rank, unit, assignment, joined corps, and decorations and engagements­illustrating both the Corps esprit and the commemorative value of these pieces. C, and studied at the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts, later renamed the Parsons School where he also later taught. His career included work as an artist, interior designer, and art instructor. He helped found the North Carolina Professional Artists Club and sat on its board of directors. In addition to his map illustrations, Mac Millan was also commissioned by the Army to create watercolor paintings of locations he visited during his service in Europe. Throughout his career his work was featured in various exhibits across many museums, including the Wilmington-New Hanover County Museum, the Cape Fear Museum, Charlottes Mint Museum, the N. Museum of Art in Raleigh, and the Cameron Museum of Art. He was also very active in the Wilmington cultural and historical preservation scene. Referencing this map and its earlier complement from October 1944, Susan Schulten, author of A History of America in 100 Maps, writes. MacMillan depicted the individual encounters that so profoundly affected the millions of Americans serving in Europe. Alongside depictions of tactical victories and enemy fire we find careful renderings of the local people as well as landmarks that MacMillan and so many others were seeing for the first time as they fought through Europe: the Eiffel Tower, Chartres, and poignantly the battlefield cemeteries of World War IAs an engineer with the 62nd Division, MacMillan took care to note the logistical support and tactical ingenuity that made it possible to cross five rivers, capture German soldiers, and liberate thousands of prisoners. Everything we offer is guaranteed to be as described. Unless otherwise specified, all items are original vintage or antique maps, prints, or ephemera. The item “XIX Corps in Action From Siegfried Line to Victory / The Tomahawk Strikes Map” is in sale since Sunday, February 7, 2021. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “rvbseb1″ and is located in Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Henry J. Mac Millan
  • Original/Reproduction: Vintage Original
  • Year: 1945
  • Date Range: 1940-1949
  • Country/Region: France
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