MAJOR EDWARD V. "EDDIE" RICKENBACKER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/05/1929 - HFSID 250778
EDWARD V. RICKENBACKER Edward V. Rickenbacker sends a typed letter of regret that he will not be able to join the board. Typed Letter Signed: "E.V. Rickenbacker", as Vice President of Fokker Aircraft Corporation of America, 1p, 8½x11. New York, New York, 1929 August 5. To Mr. C.
Sale Price $467.50
EDWARD V. RICKENBACKER
Edward V. Rickenbacker sends a typed letter of regret that he will not be able to join the board.
Typed Letter Signed: "E.V. Rickenbacker", as Vice President of Fokker Aircraft Corporation of America, 1p, 8½x11. New York, New York, 1929 August 5. To Mr. C. John Kuhn, J.G. White & Co., New York City. In full: "Yes, I too regret my inability to join your Board of Directors, but know you realize my position. As requested, I am returning herewith the prospectus [not included] which you so kindly forwarded with yours of the 29th. Very truly yours," 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. Paper clip rust stain at upper left corner with pinhead-size nick. Lightly creased.
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