GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - STAMP(S) SIGNED - HFSID 292170
Sale Price $180.00
MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY
The American general signs a sheet of ten 29-cent U.S. postage stamps commemorating the 50th anniversary of World War II.
Stamps signed: "M.B. Ridgway", Color, 9x5 sheet of ten 29-cent U.S. postage stamps commemorating the 50th anniversary of World War II, titled 1942: Into the Battle. He signs in the middle of the world map which describes some of the military events in 1942. 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. He served as Army Chief of Staff from 1953-1955. Fine condition.
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