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Signed Commemorative Envelope

MORANVILLE, H. Blake (1023-2000)

From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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This U.S. Navy lieutenant became an ace at the age of 21, downing 6 enemy aircraft in the Asiatic Theatre; near the war's end he was briefly a POW; retired in 1964 as a lieutenant commander. Signed Commemorative envelope, 6½" X 4¼", cancelled at Linton-on-Ouse Bomber Command, U.K., 13 May 1977. Near fine. Left half consists of pictorial color cachet honoring Group Captain Leonard Cheshire, with artwork depicting his airplane over the Linton-on-Ouse base and text at right detailing the commemorative flight on which this envelope was flown. Special circular "40th Anniversary Opening of RAF Linton-on-Ouse Bomber Command." In a blank area at lower right, Moranville signs boldly in black ballpoint, adding "VF-11 Sundowners / 1943-45." Limitation statement on verso notes this is #5 of 11 copies. Accompanied by a printed biographical card about Cheshire and a 4" X 5½" photograph, a modern reprint of a WW2-era portrait of Moranville standing alongside his plane. Bookseller Inventory # 37814

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Title: Signed Commemorative Envelope

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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