Signed First Day Cover.

COLLINS, J. Lawton (1896-1987), EAKER, Ira C. (1896-1987), GALER, Robert E. (1913-2005), GOODPASTER, Andrew J. (1915-2005), MATTESON, Robert E. (1914-94) and RIDGWAY, Matthew B. (1895-1993).

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Collins, known as "Lightning Joe," was an American Army general who served as chief of Staff (1949-53) and commander of American Army forces in Korea; Eaker was an American Army general who commanded U.S. air forces during World War Two and helped establish the Air Force as a separate branch service; Galer was a USMC naval aviator awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism in the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War Two; Goodpaster was a highly-decorated American Army officer in World War Two and later served as Commander-in-Chief of the Supreme Allied Command in Europe (1969-74, 1977-81); Matteson was an Army officer who captured Nazi Gestapo chief Ernest Kaltenbrummer during World war Two, then went on to become foreign policy advisor to Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon; Ridgway was a famed World War Two Army general who commanded one of the first airborne divisions formed -- one of the first to parachute into the D-Day invasion of Normandy in June 1944. Signed FDC, 6½" X 3½, cancelled in Washington, DC on 1945 September 28 and with "First Day of Issue" boldly stamped. Near fine. Two 3-cent "U.S. Army" stamps at upper right and handsome engraved "Honoring the U.S. Army Crossing of the Rhine Remagen Bridge" cachet at left. No recipient's name/address. Superb example of this vintage cover, boldly signed by these six interesting World War Two military figures in blue or black ballpoint; Ridgway signs in black fineline. A fine assemblage. Bookseller Inventory # 28940

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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), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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