GENERAL IRA C. EAKER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/22/1979 - HFSID 207754
IRA C. EAKER Air Force Lieutenant General Ira C. Eaker signed this typed letter to a teacher in 1979. It accompanied several articles and a photograph of him while on active duty. Typed Letter signed: "Ira C Eaker". Pencil notations on verso in unknown hand. 1 page, 7¼x10½, on his personalized stationery.
Sale Price $396.00
IRA C. EAKER
Air Force Lieutenant General Ira C. Eaker signed this typed letter to a teacher in 1979. It accompanied several articles and a photograph of him while on active duty.
Typed Letter signed: "Ira C Eaker". Pencil notations on verso in unknown hand. 1 page, 7¼x10½, on his personalized stationery. Jan. 3, 1977. Addressed to Mr. Pat Searle, St. Marys, Georgia. In full: "Dear Mr. Searle: In answer to your recent letter, I am en-closed herewith a couple of articles [not included] which may be of interest to your class: One is a talk on leader-ship which I gave to the Air War College some years ago, but which I still believe to be valid. The other is a more recent report of a conversation with Albert Speer, Hitler's Minister of Production in World War II. Also enclosed is the last official photo-graph made while I was on active duty [not included]. I have no recent photographs available. I have always been interested in teaching and all aspects of education, and I shall be wishing for you and your students every success in the future. Sincerely, Ira C. Eaker Lt. Gen., USAF (Ret.)". 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, Aug. 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. Lightly soiled. Creases (not near signature). Otherwise in fine condition.
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