IGOR SIKORSKY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/10/1943 - HFSID 217804
IGOR SIKORSKY. TLS: "I. Sikorsky", 1p, 8½x11. Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1943 March 10. On letterhead of Sikorsky Aircraft, Division of United Aircraft Corporation to Lt. Comdr. John D. Zimmerman, Station Chaplain, U.S. Naval Air Station, Quonset Point, R.I.
IGOR SIKORSKY. TLS: "I. Sikorsky", 1p, 8½x11. Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1943 March 10. On letterhead of Sikorsky Aircraft, Division of United Aircraft Corporation to Lt. Comdr. John D. Zimmerman, Station Chaplain, U.S. Naval Air Station, Quonset Point, R.I. In full: "I have received your letter of March 8th inviting me to come to Quonset Point to speak to your Sunday morning congregation during my visit to Rhode Island State College this coming weekend. I sincerely appreciate your kind invitation and wish I could see my way clear to join with you, but due to other arrangements which have already been made, it will be necessary for me to leave Kingston immediately after my lecture Friday evening, March 12th. However, I will be glad to keep your invitation in mind and should it be possible for me to include a visit to Quonset during my next or any subsequent visit to Kingston, I will be very glad to let you know." Fine condition. Accompanied by photograph, unsigned. B/w, 2¾x4. Fine condition. Russian-born Igor Ivan Sikorsky (1889-1972), a pioneer in the advancement of the helicopter and naval aircraft, constructed and flew the first multi-motored airplane in 1913. He also built the first amphibian American Clipper, which pioneered transoceanic commercial flights. In 1939, Sikorsky developed the first practical American helicopter. Two items.
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