Pamphlet, Booby Traps, US Navy, 1944, Pfc. George Sampsel, USMC, PTO


Genuine WWII US pamphlet, Booby Traps, edited by the Navy Department. This leaflet draws attention to the various types of mines and explosive devices used by German and Japanese forces, providing details and illustrations of the most common 'booby traps' along with information regarding the appropriate behaviour. 

Restricted - Navpers 16110. Printed in 1944. The present copy is complete and in very good, used condition.

The following mention has been handwritten on the front cover: Property of Pfc. George Sampsel

George Irvin Sampsel was born on April 20, 1920 in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania and joined the US Marine Corps in 1941 (service number 318159). He went on to serve with the 6th Marine Division and saw action in the Pacific from August 1st, 1944 to December 31, 1945. He was discharged on January 13, 1946 with the rank of Sergeant.

Illustration documents shown above but not mentioned in the description are only available in digital format.


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