GENERAL LYMAN L. LEMNITZER - CHECK DOUBLE SIGNED 12/11/1958 CO-SIGNED BY: GENERAL WILLIAM L. LEMNITZER - HFSID 286466
Sale Price $198.00
LYMAN L. LEMNITZER
Personal check written to, and endorsed by, his son William, who would also become an army general
Check signed twice: "L.L.Lemnitzer", [W. "L. Lemnitzer", as a General of the U.S. ARMY. 8x3. Endorsed on verso "W. L. Lemnitzer". Not dated by him, but bearing bank cancellation date of 1958 December 11. Check no. 3692 for $25, payable to W.L. Lemnitzer, drawn on The Honesdale National Bank check, Honesdale, Pennsylvania. In June of1942, LYMAN 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). In early 1962, Lemnitzer proposed Operation Northwoods: a campaign of real terrorist acts on US soil which could be blamed on Castro and used to justify military reprisals against Cuba. President Kennedy rejected the proposal, and did not reappoint Lemnitzer as Chairman of the JCS. Lemnitzer's son,WILLIAM L. LEMNITZER, also graduated from West Point (1951) and rose to the rank of Brigadier General. Bank processing stamp on front. Lightly soiled. Two vertical fold creases, one affecting "Lemnitzer". Otherwise, fine condition.
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