COLONEL BUZZ ALDRIN - TYPED LETTER FRAGMENT SIGNED - HFSID 256816
BUZZ ALDRIN Fragment of a letter to Air France about travel from Paris to Guadalupe Typed Letter Fragment signed: "Buzz Aldrin". 1p, 8½x11. No place, no date. To an unnamed recipient, in full: "We need to depart Los Angeles on Friday, April 22nd.
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Fragment of a letter to Air France about travel from Paris to Guadalupe
Typed Letter Fragment signed: "Buzz Aldrin". 1p, 8½x11. No place, no date. To an unnamed recipient, in full: "We need to depart Los Angeles on Friday, April 22nd. Our main interest is the flight back from France to Guadalupe. Your airline provides a much simpler way to accomplish this, so even if you could provide this for us it would be very helpful. We would like to leave Paris on April 26th/27th to Guadalupe. Flight times and dates can be finalized on hearing your reply. We appreciate your consideration and help in accomplishing these goals for Buzz Aldrin and the international space program. We look forward to hearing back from you and hopefully another wonderful flight on Air France. Again thank you for your assistance in this matter." Aldrin, a 1951 West Point graduate, had flown 66 missions in Korea, winning the Distinguished Flying Cross. He flew F-100s in Germany before persuading the Air Force to send him to M.I.T. for a doctorate. Although he was turned down for the astronaut program in 1962, Aldrin was later aboard one Gemini mission (Gemini 12), and became a close friend of astronaut Ed White, one of the Apollo I astronauts who died in a launch pad fire. Aldrin and Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong left the patch from that ill-fated mission on the surface of the Moon. During the Apollo 11 mission, Aldrin had piloted the Lunar Excursion Module, Eagle, and became the second man to walk on the Moon (July 20, 1969). Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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