GENERAL LYMAN L. LEMNITZER - COMMEMORATIVE ENVELOPE SIGNED - HFSID 252899
Sale Price $126.00
GENERAL LYMAN L. LEMNITZER
1971 envelope commemorating the lunar landing of Apollo 14 and Alan Shepard, the mission's commander, signed by General Lyman L. Lemnitzer
Commemorative envelope signed "L. L.Lemnitzer/General, U. S. Army" in blue ink. 5¾x3½ envelope. Commemorative envelope honoring the lunar landing of Apollo 14 and "Aian B. Shepard, Jr.", the U. S.'s first man in space and commander of Apollo 14, with red ink cachet at left edge. Postmarked Cape Canaveral, Florida, Feb. 5, 1971. Two U. S. stamps affixed. In June of 1942, 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). Envelope is open and contains cardboard reinforcement. Lightly toned and creased. Signature has bled lightly but is legible. Signature touches one stamp. Otherwise in fine condition.
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