GENERAL OMAR N. BRADLEY - TYPESCRIPT SIGNED CIRCA 1941 CO-SIGNED BY: ADMIRAL H. KENT HEWITT, GENERAL JACOB L. DEVERS - HFSID 31449
TWO GENERALS AND AN ADMIRAL Congress declares war on Germany. Souvenir Typescript signed: "Omar N. Bradley", "H. Kent Hewitt" and "Jacob Devers", 1p, 8½x13. Typescript of the Joint Resolution of Congress, approved December 11, 1941, 3:05 E.S.T.
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TWO GENERALS AND AN ADMIRAL
Congress declares war on Germany.
Souvenir Typescript signed: "Omar N. Bradley", "H. Kent Hewitt" and "Jacob Devers", 1p, 8½x13. Typescript of the Joint Resolution of Congress, approved December 11, 1941, 3:05 E.S.T., "Declaring that a State of War Exists between the Government of Germany and the Government and the People of the United States and Making Provision to Prosecute the Same." General OMAR N. BRADLEY took command of the First Army in January 1944, which, constituting the Allied right wing, landed at Utah and Omaha beaches, Normandy, on D-Day, June 6, 1944. In August 1944, he became the Commander of the 12th Army Group, the largest force ever commanded on the field. In September 1950, Bradley was promoted to Five-Star General of the Army. He served as first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1949-1953. Admiral H. KENT HEWITT commanded the Amphibious Force of the Atlantic Fleet (1942-1943) and directed landings in North Africa (1943), Sicily and Italy (1943) and France (1944). He commanded the Allied naval forces that landed General Patch's 7th Army on the beaches at St. Tropez and St. Raphaël in southern France on August 15, 1944, an operation involving 400,000 men and nearly 1,000 ships and small craft. General JACOB DEVERS was Chief of the Armored Force (1941-1943) and Commander of the European theater of operations (1943-1944) and of the 6th Army Group in southern France (1944-1945). He moved through the Germans' Siegfried Line, over the Rhine and into Germany. A unique combination of World War II signatures on a copy of the document that officially began the war against Germany. Light stains in right and left blank areas. Lightly creased. Vertical fold touches the "ey" in Bradley. Overall, fine condition.
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