GENERAL LYMAN L. LEMNITZER - PHOTOGRAPH MOUNT SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: GEORGE H. ANDERSON, GENERAL GEORGE H. DECKER, GENERAL DAVID M. SHOUP, GENERAL CURTIS E. LEMAY - HFSID 277696
Sale Price $1,020.00
1961-1962 JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF: GENERAL LYMAN LEMNITZER, GENERAL CURTIS LE MAY, GENERAL DAVID M. SHOUP, GENERAL GEORGE H. DECKER, GENERAL GEORGE W. ANDERSON
Color 13x6 photo in 21x17 frame of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1961 to 1962, with their signatures on the matting. This photo belonged to Lemnitzer and was part of his estate.
Photo mount signed "George Anderson" by Anderson, "GH Decker" by Decker, "L. L. Lemnitzer" by Lemnitzer, "Curtis T Le May" by Le May and "David M. Shoup" by Shoup. Color, 13 ½ x 5 ¾ photo mounted in 21x17 black frame with off-white matting. This photograph was part of Lemnitzer's estate. Army General LEMNITZER (1899-1988, born in Honesdale, Pennsylvania) helped plan the North Africa and Sicily invasions as a key aide to General Eisenower during World War II. He was Army Chief of Staff from 1957 and JCS Chairman from 1960 to 1962. An advocate of a direct US invasion of Castro's Cuba, he was not reappointed JCS Chairman when his term expired, but he moved to another vitally important post: Supreme Allied Commander of NATO. Highly decorated for his combat service in the 305th Bombardment Group's B-17 bombers, LE MAY (1906-1990, born in Columbus, Ohio) was made Brigadier General in 1943 and Major General in 1944. In August 1944, he became Commander of the operating force of the 20th Air Force in the China-Burma-India theatre. In July 1945, Le May became Chief of Staff of General Spaatz' Strategic Air Forces, planning the atomic bomb missions. After the war, now Lieutenant General, he was named Commander of the air forces in Europe and directed the airlift of supplies to Berlin, under blockade by Soviet forces, in Germany in 1948. Le May became General in 1951 and served as Chief of Staff of the Air Force from 1961 to 1965. The hawkish LeMay, who retired from active service in 1965, was reportedly the model for General Jack Ripper in the black comedy, Dr Strangelove. Marine Commandant SHOUP (1904-1983, born in Battle Ground, Indiana) earned the Congressional Medal of Honor and a second Purple Heart while commanding the 2nd Marine Division's invasion of Tarawa during World War II, distinguishing himself again in the assaults on Saipan and Tinian. He was Commandant of the Marine Corps from 1960 to1963, retiring thereafter. In retirement he strongly criticized the Vietnam War and supported Vietnam Veterans Against the War. DECKER (1902-1980, born in Catskill, New York) served in the Pacific during World War II, participating in the assaults on New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and the Philippines and rising to Chief of Staff of the 6th Army. In the 1950s he held important posts with NATO and commanded the Eighth Army in Korea (1957-1959). He was Army Chief of Staff from 1960 until his retirement in 1962. ANDERSON (1906-1992, born in Brooklyn, New York) was an Admiral in the United States Nacy and Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) from 1961 to 1963. A veteran of World War II, he commanded Task Force 77 during the 1958 landings in Lebanon. As CNO, he was in charge of the United States blockade of Cuba during the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. The United States Navy's conduct distinguished him during that crisis, but his time as CNO was cut short by clashes with Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. President John F. Kennedy appointed Anderson to be Ambassador to Portugal after the Cuban missile crisis. He was later chairman of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board from 1973 to 1977 and, after retiring, chairman of the outdoor advertising and billboard company Lamar Corporation. Not framed in Gallery of History style. Photo is lightly toned. Frame is lightly scuffed and chipped. Otherwise in fine condition.
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