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Original Japanese WWII Army Air Service Cased Anemometer with Tripod in Bring Back Box

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Original Item: Only One Available. A precision instrument finished in Japanese Army brown paint with a detachable wind vane neatly contained in a custom locking wooden case with data plate. As air passes through the central turbine the blades turn and registers wind speed on the dial. Dial is marked A. Nakamura & Co. LTD. Tokoyo. The instrument appears to operate perfectly.

Comes complete with tripod which is contained when assembled in a canvas carry bag. The tripod and cased Anemometer were both brought back after the war as a war trophy and contained in another wood box. The bring back box is marked:

Lt. Carl A Lund 0-1115532
Hq 108 Labor Sup. Center
APO 126 c/o P.M.N.Y.C
Mrs. Carl A Lund
4326 West 5th St.
Dultuh 7
Minnesota, USA
There is a label on the box that reads I certify No government property Carl Lund 1st Lt. CE. The box also bears multiple wartime postage stamps.
These devises were very important for the Japanese Air Force in World War Two. A very high quality precision instrument, complete with custom case and tripod all contained in a named and dated bring back box.
The Imperial Japanese Army Air Service or Imperial Japanese Army Air Force or, more literally, the Greater Japan Empire Army Air Corps, was the aviation force of the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA). Just as the IJA in general was modeled mainly on the German Army, the IJAAS initially developed along similar lines to the Imperial German Army Aviation; its primary mission was to provide tactical close air support for ground forces, as well as a limited air interdiction capability. The IJAAS also provided aerial reconnaissance to other branches of the IJA. While the IJAAS engaged in strategic bombing of cities such as Shanghai, Nanking, Canton, Chongqing, Rangoon, and Mandalay, this was not the primary mission of the IJAAS, and it lacked a heavy bomber force.
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