MAJOR EDWARD V. "EDDIE" RICKENBACKER - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 12/11/1969 - HFSID 102570
Sale Price $552.50
EDWARD V. RICKENBACKER
Edward Rickenbacker signs a check for $12.00 to pay U. S. News & World Report.
Check signed: "E.V. Rickenbacker," 6¼x2¾. New York, 1969 December 11. Drawn on Chemical Bank New York Trust Company, payable to "U.S. News & World Report" for $12. Captain Edward Vernon "Eddie" Rickenbacker (1890-1973) had joined North American Aviation, the parent company of Eastern in 1933 and became its General Manager in 1935, expanding its shipping and travel services. Rickenbacker purchased Eastern in March 1938 and became its President the following month. He remained in Chief Executive positions until his retirement in 1959. "Rick" had attained recognition as a race car driver before commanding the famed 94th "Hat-in-the-Ring" Squadron during WWI. He downed 26 enemy aircraft, becoming America's greatest Ace and received the Congressional Medal of Honor. After the war, Rickenbacker promoted commercial air travel and the advancement of air power for the U.S. military. During WWII, he was a special representative in the inspection of air bases in the Pacific. Bank stamps front and verso. 1 just touches "E". Fine condition.
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