Photographic Laboratory of Utility Squadron Seven, . 1st Printing. Unpaginated, though 120 pp. 3 pages of muster rolls. Profusely illustrated, primarily with b/w photographic images accompanied by some drawings. Oblong format: 12-1/2" x 17-1/4". Basket-weave patterned paper-wrapped boards, brass screw post binding. Photographic onlay to front board, with large Navy gold aviator wings at top of onlay. General shelf wear, with scraps and nicks to paper, especially along edges. Board showing at tips. Overall, Very Good. Item #45041
"This book has been prepared especially for shipmates of Utility Sqadron Seven, their families and friends".
"VU-7 was commissioned on 4 December 1942 at Alameda, CA, with the mission of providing utility aircraft services to units in the Pacific Fleet, such as towing of aerial targets and launching of self-propelled drone targets for surface-to-air and air-to-air gunnery and missile firing; providing airborne targets for the fleet anti-aircraft warfare training center, electronic countermeasure exercises, inflight refueling and other utility and administrative services within the capabilities of the assigned aircraft, which were F-8 Cruisers and A-4 Skyhawks." [aviation-museum blogspot]
Quite uncommon, with OCLC recording just one institutional holding.