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RR Autograph Auctions Harold L. George World War II lieutenant general

RR Autograph Auctions Harold L. George

World War II lieutenant general (1893–1986) known for leading the Air Transport Command and helping to develop the concept of daylight precision bombing. He went on to lead expansion efforts for Hughes Aircraft and spent two terms as the mayor of Beverly Hills. TLS, one page, 7 x 10.25, Hughes Aircraft Company letterhead, August 28, 1950. A letter to MGM executive Eddie Mannix. In full: “Thanks very much for having General Eaker and me to luncheon and giving him the opportunity to present you with the problem that is causing him so much worry and concern at this time. The interest which you took and the assurances which you gave him of your support pleased him immensely. I know that what you said took a considerable load off his mind.” In fine condition, with a few trivial creases. General Ira Eaker was the commander of the Eighth Air Force and led MGM’s most famous actor, Clark Gable, during his participation in World War II. This letter offers a fascinating look into the relationship between Hollywood and the military. RRAuction COA.

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