GENERAL LYMAN L. LEMNITZER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/11/1977 - HFSID 285440
Sale Price $270.00
TLS on his 4-star general's letterhead
Typed Letter signed: "L. L. Lemnitzer", 1 page, 7x8½. No place, 1977 March 11. On letterhead of a 4-star general to Margery Himes, New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In full: "As you requested in your letter of 6 March 1977, I have autographed the envelopes you sent in your letter and I am returning them herewith. [Items not included.] I send them to you with my best wishes. Sincerely". 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). 2 horizontal fold creases. Fine condition.
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