GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - SPECIAL COVER SIGNED - HFSID 276588
Sale Price $162.00
MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY
The General who replaced MacArthur in Korea and Eisenhower in Europe signs an air mail envelope postmarked aboard the U.S.S. Calvert the year after the Korean Conflict came to an end.
Special Cover signed: "M. B. Ridgway, General, US Army", 6½x3¾ air mail envelope. 3-cent Lewis and Clark Expedition and 3-cent Nebraska Territorial Centennial stamps affixed, postmarked aboard the U.S.S. Calvert, 1954 date illegible. Stamped cachet pictures the U.S.S. Calvert and is headed: "Passage to Freedom". The U.S.S. Calvert (APA-32) was an attack transport. Matthew Bunker Ridgway (1895-1993) planned and executed the Army's first major airborne assault in Sicily during WWII. In April 1951, he succeeded General of the Army Douglas MacArthur as Commander of United Nations forces in Korea and of allied occupying forces in Japan. In June 1952, Ridgway replaced General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower as Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe. Ridgway served as Army Chief of Staff from 1953-1955. Lightly creased. Postmark touches "Army" (completely legible). Overall, fine condition.
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