GENERAL LYMAN L. LEMNITZER - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 254107
Sale Price $252.00
GENERAL LYMAN L. LEMNITZER
U. S. Army photograph of General Lyman L. Lemnitzer, signed "With regards and best wishes". Lemnitzer was Assistant Chief of Staff of the Allied Forces Headquarters under General Dwight D. Eisenhower during World War II.
Inscribed photograph signed "To: Steve Juscik/With regards and/best wishes/L. L. Lemnitzer/General, U.S. Army" in blue ink. B/w, 7¾x9¾ overall, 7¼x7½ image, one surface, printed on cardstock. Photo by Oscar E. Porter of the U. S. Army Photographic Agency with photo credit in purple ink on verso, taken on Nov. 9, 1967. In June of1942, Lemnitzer (1899-1988) was promoted to Brigadier General in command of the 34th Anti-Aircraft Brigade and soon received appointment as Assistant Chief of Staff of the Allied Forces Headquarters under General Dwight D. Eisenhower in London. After aiding in the planning of the North African invasion, he resumed command of the 34th in February of 1943 and led it in the opening phases of General Patton's Sicilian Campaign. In late June 1943, he became Deputy Chief of Staff of the Allied 15th Army Group (U.S. 7th, British 8th) under General Sir Harold R.L.G. Alexander. He was promoted to Major General in November 1944. After the war, Lemnitzer was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1960-1963) and Supreme Allied Commander of NATO (1963-1969). Lightly toned and rippled. Signature is lightly smeared but legible. Show-through from photo credit on verso touches signature. Otherwise in fine condition.
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