A sammelband of material related to the Barrage Balloon School, Department of Tactics, Camp Tyson, Tennessee. Department of Tactics Barrage Balloon School, Tennessee, Camp Tyson.
A sammelband of material related to the Barrage Balloon School, Department of Tactics, Camp Tyson, Tennessee
A sammelband of material related to the Barrage Balloon School, Department of Tactics, Camp Tyson, Tennessee
A sammelband of material related to the Barrage Balloon School, Department of Tactics, Camp Tyson, Tennessee
A sammelband of material related to the Barrage Balloon School, Department of Tactics, Camp Tyson, Tennessee
A sammelband of material related to the Barrage Balloon School, Department of Tactics, Camp Tyson, Tennessee
A sammelband of material related to the Barrage Balloon School, Department of Tactics, Camp Tyson, Tennessee
A sammelband of material related to the Barrage Balloon School, Department of Tactics, Camp Tyson, Tennessee
Barrage Balloon School Sammelband

A sammelband of material related to the Barrage Balloon School, Department of Tactics, Camp Tyson, Tennessee

Camp Tyson, Tennessee; Camp David, N. C: various circa 1941-2. First Edition. 89 leaves + [1],[1-blank], 1-63 pp, plate, [4], 1-16 pp, 6 pp, 26 pp. Blue cloth spine over blue card covers (soiling). Mimeographed typescripts. Dampstaining to upper corner throughout. Card covers creased. Previous owner stamp ("Property of Nicholas A. Parisi") on front flyleaf. Irregular printing quality. Paper browned throughout. Illustrated. Good. Boards. [28133]


This sammelband contains five items, with no proper title page or index. It is a fascinating variety of material that was used for training in the Barrage Balloon School, Camp Tyson Tennessee for WWII.

The first item contains 87 leaves plus two indices detailing ground and air based targets likely to be seen by Balloon operators. This item is maddeningly bound out of order with the indices thrown in haphazardly. Part I contains 30 leaves of ground based targets with everything from a British Infantry Tank (MK III "Valentine") to the Panzerfampfwagon III (a German medium tank) to scout cars, howitzer, and armored cars. Part II contains 57 leaves identifying various aircraft. The index for this part notes this is part of a "Target Recognition Instructors Course" and lists sixty aircraft. We have not taken the time to sort out if the indices are representative of the contents, but spot checks conclude a likely correlation. Each leaf contains one or two pages of commentary on the target, how to identify it, it's characteristics, and sometimes conversational assessments of its usefulness.

Item two in this sammelband is titled "Rigging and Fabric Repair, Revised Edition" prepared by Clarence Vladimir, Capt. C. A. C., Senior Instructor. Apparently created by the Division of Enlisted Specialists Barrage Balloon School, Camp David, N. C. [2], 63 pages plus one plate, it is densely written with illustrations throughout. Much on knot construction.

Item three is "Rigging and Fabric Repair, Barrage Ballooon Training Center, 1941", [2], 16 pages plus one plate and six figures plus definitions. A presumably earlier version of Item two above with less space given over to illustrations.

Item four is "Synopsis of Charts, Logs, Maps, Reports" 6 pages dated on page six 9-19-41 with some hand annotations/additions. Penciled is "D. E. Aldrich 1st Lt" on first page.

Item five is an extensive 24 page Gossary of Barrage Balloon Terms.

We were unable to find any of these items listed in OCLC/Worldcat as of this writing. Rare.

Price: $250.00