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GENERAL IRA C. EAKER - AUTOGRAPH CIRCA 1947 - HFSID 156084

IRA C. EAKER 1¢ postcard signed by Lieutenant General Ira C. Eaker in 1947 Signature: "Ira Eaker,/Lt Gen USA, 5½x3¼ post card. Addressed on verso (unknown hand) to H. Lloyd, Eresson, Pennsylvania, postmarked Washington, D.C., December 9, 1947. Ink caption (unknown hand) below signature.

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Reg. $320.00

Condition: fine condition
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IRA C. EAKER
1¢ postcard signed by Lieutenant General Ira C. Eaker in 1947
Signature: "Ira Eaker,/Lt Gen USA, 5½x3¼ post card. Addressed on verso (unknown hand) to H. Lloyd, Eresson, Pennsylvania, postmarked Washington, D.C., December 9, 1947. Ink caption (unknown hand) below signature. EAKER (1896-1987) made the first transcontinental flight purely on instruments (1936). During WWII, he personally led the first U.S. B-17 bomber strike against German occupation forces in France, the bombing of Rouen, August 17, 1942. In June 1944, after being transferred to the Mediterranean, he flew the first bombing raid from Italy into Germany, landing in the Soviet Union after striking factory and oil installations and other military targets. In 1944, he was named Commander of the Mediterranean Allied Air Forces. In 1970, Eaker was enshrined in the National Aviation Hall of Fame. Ink date stamp touches "I" of signature. Lightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.

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