An excellent collection of nine signed photographs of the five-star generals and admirals of World War II. Includes: CHESTER W. NIMITZ I.S.P. 12" x 9" b/w showing him signing the Japanese surrender aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bat on Sept. 2, 1945, inscribed to a fellow Navy officer, fine; DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER I.S.P. 8" x 10" b/w, a chest, up pose in uniform inscribed at bottom, mounted and fine; HENRY H. "HAP" ARNOLD I.S.P. 8" x 11" b/w, in uniform, adding: " wishes for the future and the 'Hell' with the past...", writing a tad light, matted; GEORGE MARSHALL early I.S.P., 9" x 11 1/4" b/w in uniform, a great 1919 pose inscribed to Brig. Gen. Campbell King, one tiny corner crease; ERNEST J. KING S.P., 7 1/2" x 9" sepia, an early image in uniform as Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics, very good, but contrast fair; WILLIAM F. HALSEY S.P. 8" x 10" b/w, a great "bulldog" pose in uniform, boldly signed but bearing a few creases; OMAR BRADLEY I.S.P. 8" x 10", in uniform, possibly war-date, very good; DOUGLAS MACARTHUR S.P., artist's rendering showing him in uniform with binoculars, boldly signed in blue ink, matted; and WILLIAM D. LEAHY I.S.P. 8" x 10" b/w, in uniform, inscribed to influential F.D.R. aide and confidante Basil O'Connor, matted and in fine condition.

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