MAJOR EDWARD V. "EDDIE" RICKENBACKER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/09/1939 - HFSID 321036
EDWARD V. RICKENBACKER He sends a typed letter thanking a friend for birthday wishes Typed Letter Signed: "Eddie", 1p, 7¼x10½. New York, New York, October 9, 1939. To "My dear Dick", Mr.
Sale Price $337.50
EDWARD V. RICKENBACKER
He sends a typed letter thanking a friend for birthday wishes
Typed Letter Signed: "Eddie", 1p, 7¼x10½. New York, New York, October 9, 1939. To "My dear Dick", Mr. Dick Hyman of King Features Syndicate, In full: "Thanks so much for your nice birthday greetings. I appreciate tremendously your kind remembrances. Sincerely 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. Normal mailing folds. Binding holes along left edges. Toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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