1943 Letter From New Guinea by Vern Haugland

Offered for sale is this WWII Book titled Letter From New Guinea written by Associated Press War Correspondent Vern Haugland in which he tells what happened for forty-two days after being forced to parachute into the jungles of New Guinea before the B26 in which he was hitching a ride ran out of fuel and crashed.

The book is copyrighted in 1943 by Vern Haugland and published by J.J. Little and Ives Company of New York. The text was published in a reduced size in accordance with paper conservation orders of the War Production Board due to paper rationing during WWII.

On Friday morning, August 7, 1942, Vern Haugland hitched a ride along with six members of the flight grew on a B26 in the flight that was headed over the Coral Sea. As the flight continued the B26 had engine problems that forced the pilot to head for New Guinea as fuel was getting low. As all the fuel gauges read nearly empty the crew was forced to parachute over New Guinea. The next 42 days Vern Haugland gives his full account of his incredible journey in the steaming jungle fighting starvation and hostel natives before finding his way back to civilization. He was awarded the Silver Star by Douglas MacArthur for his service to his country. The book has 148 action packed pages that once you start reading you'll not want to put down.

There is also a newspaper clipping dated Monday, July 19th, 1941, included. This clipping was in the back of the book and it left a stain on five of the last 10 pages. These 5 pages are empty. These are the titles of the stories in the clipping(of course none of these stories are complete): Italy Urged To Fight On—Picture-Rome As Seen From the Air by Bombing Planes—Allan M. Cullums Give Supper Party—Pity Poor Pa In Postwar Era Ruled by Women—Weekly Schedule Announced by USO.

**Condition: The dust jacket is in good condition, clean and bright. The front and back covers are in very good condition, clean and bright. The inside pages are in near mint condition, very clean and bright. *Dust jacket: There are two small holes in the spine area, and one small hole at the crease of the back of the dust jacket, and edge wear. *Covers: There is light wear in the crease of the spine of the front cover and back cover, and a light bump at the bottom right front corner.

If you love collecting WWII memorabilia, this is a great piece to add to your collection. If a friend or member of your family grew up during WWII, I'm sure they'll love reading about Vern Haugland's hair raising adventure in the jungles of New Guinea.

Item ID: 7854


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