ALEXANDER DE SEVERSKY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 321016
ALEXANDER DE SEVERSKY A letter from the World War I ace to an editor regarding the editor's views on another article written about Seversky's time in the USSR Typed letter signed: "Alex de Seversky", in blue ink, 1 page, 5½x8. June 30, 1961. New York City, New York. In full: "Dear Mr.
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ALEXANDER DE SEVERSKY
A letter from the World War I ace to an editor regarding the editor's views on another article written about Seversky's time in the USSR
Typed letter signed: "Alex de Seversky", in blue ink, 1 page, 5½x8. June 30, 1961. New York City, New York. In full: "Dear Mr. Weinbaum, I read your comments on Eric Severeid's article, which were published in the June 24th issue of your paper, with much interest. I was most impressed with your realistic and constructive views on our bizarre behavior vis-à-vis the USSR. Under separate cover I am sending you my new book entitled "America: Too Young to Die", in which I attempt to explain the cause of the chaos and confusion which rein in Washington, particularly in the area of national defense. Keep up the good work! Sincerely yours". A Russian air ace in World War I, Alexander de Seversky (1894-1974) came to the United States in 1918 and founded the Seversky Aircraft Corp. (forerunner of Republic Aircraft), manufacturing pursuit planes, notably the P-47. Member of the National Aviation Hall of Fame, Seversky invented various airplane devices including abombsight. His book advocating reliance on strategic bombing to win World War II was turned into an influential Disney documentary film in 1943, with Severesky in a starring role. Normal mailing folds. Light surface creases. Small stains on right margin. Otherwise, fine condition.
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