GENERAL AUSTIN RUSSELL - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 24376
Sale Price $126.00
Signed photo as lieutenant general, shown in his US Air Force uniform
Photograph signed: "A. Russell/Lt. Gen. USAF". B/w, 8x10. Air Force General Austin C. Russell (1915-2004), a West Point graduate (1940), earned his pilot's wings in December 1942. During World War II he served in the China-Burma-India Theater, rising to command of the 33rd Bombardment Group of the 14th Air Force. During the Korean War he led the 307th Bombardment Wing, based in Okinawa. During the two wars he flew 54 combat missions over China and Korea. After holding a series of staff positions with the Strategic Air Command, including director of personnel, he became Vice Chief of Staff for the Air Force (1970-1972), retiring in the latter year. 3 notches on left edge from previous binding. Ink note (unknown hand) on verso. Otherwise fine condition.
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