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    • OMAR N BRADLEY
      Jul. 30, 2023

      OMAR N BRADLEY

      Est: $25 - $50

      A Soldier's Story 1951

      Davis Brothers Auction
    • OMAR M. BRADLEY
      Jan. 25, 2023

      OMAR M. BRADLEY

      Est: $140 - $200

      OMAR M. BRADLEY (1893 - 1981) American general of World War II who commanded the largest ground force ever led by one man. He was later Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. A group of pieces regarding the dedication of the General Omar E. Bradley Museum. Includes: an invitation to the ‘Superintendent's Reception Alumni Dinner Dance June 1972', boldly signed at the top. Last name is smudged, otherwise very good. Together with: T.L.S. of Brigadier General GEORGE PAPPAS, sending information about the opening; an official invitation to the dedication; a document sending information to the guests; two printed maps, and three 8 x 10 in. color, vintage photos of the event showing Bradley with attendees. Very good condition.

      Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
    • OMAR M. BRADLEY
      Jan. 25, 2023

      OMAR M. BRADLEY

      Est: $150 - $200

      OMAR M. BRADLEY (1893 - 1981) American general of World War II who commanded the largest ground force ever led by one man. He was later Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. S.P. 8 x 10 in. b/w, shows Bradley in uniform in a chest, up pose. Boldly signed in black at the bottom left corner. Near fine.

      Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
    • Omar Bradley Signed Photograph, "To Mr Merle Johnson with best wishes Omar N. Bradley"
      Jul. 28, 2022

      Omar Bradley Signed Photograph, "To Mr Merle Johnson with best wishes Omar N. Bradley"

      Est: $200 - $300

      This is a black and white photograph of General Omar N. Bradley, of the United States Army. Signed at bottom in black sharpie: "To Mr Merle Johnson /with best wishes/ Omar N. Bradley". Back of photo is printed in blue ink at upper left corner " P=160732 General Omar N. Bradley/ General of the Army/ O=3807/ 16 March 1967/ Photo by Oscar E. Porter/ U.S. Army Photographic Agency/ The Pentagon/ Washington, D.C. 20310" and at bottom center is text related to the commerical use of the photograph, in blue ink, which reads "Please Credit/ U.S. Amry Photograph/ The Department of the Army has no objection to the publication of this photograph...."

      The Great Republic
    • OMAR N. BRADLEY
      Aug. 24, 2021

      OMAR N. BRADLEY

      Est: $100 - $150

      (1893 - 1981) American general of World War II who commanded the largest ground force ever led by one man. He was later Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. His black ink signature on a 3.75 x 5 in. Twelfth Army Group card. Very good.

      Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
    • OMAR BRADLEY
      Aug. 24, 2021

      OMAR BRADLEY

      Est: $100 - $150

      OMAR BRADLEY (1893 - 1981) American general of World War II who commanded the largest ground force ever led by one man. He was later Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. T.L.S. on Joint Chiefs of Staff letterhead, 1p. 8vo., Washington, Feb. 13, 1950, to Col. LeGrande Diller (1901-1987), thanking him for sending a picture of combat infantrymen. Minor foxing. Accompanied by a mailing envelope and unsigned photo of Bradley in uniform.

      Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
    • OMAR BRADLEY
      Aug. 24, 2021

      OMAR BRADLEY

      Est: $200 - $300

      OMAR BRADLEY (1893 - 1981) American general of World War II who commanded the largest ground force ever led by one man. He was later Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. T.L.S. 'Brad', 1p. 4to., Washington D.C., April 30, 1951, to his aide during the war Col. R.T. McDonnell. In part: '...Thanks for the letter of congratulations on my reappointment. It was nice of you to take the time...It is too bad that world conditions are such as they are...' The reappointment Bradley refers to was as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. Sold with another T.L.S., 1p. 4to., Washington D.C., April 30, 1951, also to McDonnell sending him birthday wishes. Both fine. Accompanied by a collection of material from McDonnell including war-date documents, award citations, photographs of Bradley, and invitations to postwar events where Bradley spoke.

      Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
    • OMAR BRADLEY
      May. 22, 2021

      OMAR BRADLEY

      Est: $140 - $200

      (1893-1981) U.S. five-star general and the first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. Military. Bradley commanded the largest body of American soldiers ever to serve under a single commander in World War II. S.P., 7 x 9 in. b/w, a chest-up pose in uniform, signed on the bottom with a dedication. Fine condition.

      Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
    • OMAR BRADLEY
      May. 22, 2021

      OMAR BRADLEY

      Est: $140 - $200

      (1893 - 1981) American general of World War II who commanded the largest ground force ever led by one man. He was later Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. S.P., 7.5 x 9.5 in. color, a chest-up portrait of Bradley in uniform in his later years. Bradley signs on the mount beneath the image, adding a dedication to an American colonel. Signature is slightly shaky, indicating it was signed later in life. Non-intrusive creases to the top of the mount, else fine.

      Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
    • OMAR BRADLEY
      May. 22, 2021

      OMAR BRADLEY

      Est: $200 - $300

      (1893-1981) American general of World War II who commanded the largest ground force ever led by one man. He was later Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. Great signed card honoring the achievements of the 12th Army Group, 1p. 8vo., [n.p., n.d., ca. 1945], the interior showing the emblems of the armies and air corps in the group with a paragraph praising its accomplishments and drive to 'join the Russians in complete destruction of the Wehrmacht'. Bradley signs on the face of the card. Fine.

      Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
    • Omar Bradley Signed Photograph, "To Mr Merle Johnson with best wishes Omar N. Bradley"
      Mar. 09, 2021

      Omar Bradley Signed Photograph, "To Mr Merle Johnson with best wishes Omar N. Bradley"

      Est: $200 - $300

      This is a black and white photograph of General Omar N. Bradley, of the UNited States Army. Signed at bottom in black sharpie: "To Mr Merle Johnson /with best wishes/ Omar N. Bradley". Back of photo is printed in blue ink at upper left corner " P=160732 General Omar N. Bradley/ General of the Army/ O=3807/ 16 March 1967/ Photo by Oscar E. Porter/ U.S. Army Photographic Agency/ The Pentagon/ Washington, D.C. 20310" and at bottom center is text related to the commercial use of the photograph, in blue ink, which reads "Please Credit/ U.S. Amry Photograph/ The Department of the Army has no objection to the publication of this photograph...."

      The Great Republic
    • OMAR N. BRADLEY AND MARK CLARK
      Feb. 08, 2021

      OMAR N. BRADLEY AND MARK CLARK

      Est: $160 - $200

      Signed FDC, 1p. oblong 12mo., commemorating the liberation of Paris, bearing signatures from two of the most renowned American World War II generals: OMAR N. BRADLEY (1893-1981), American general of World War II who commanded the largest ground force ever led by one man, later Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and MARK CLARK (1896 - 1984), American general, commanded the landings at Salerno and Anzio against the forces of Kesselring. Bradley signs in bold black ink, while Clark signs in blue ink. Also signed at bottom by FRANK L. TEIXEIRA, captain of Company G, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st U.S. Infantry Division. Very good, with Aug. 1, 1944 cancel.

      Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
    • OMAR BRADLEY
      Feb. 08, 2021

      OMAR BRADLEY

      Est: $100 - $160

      A fine association piece, a colorful postal cover commemorating the July 4, 1945 raising of the U.S. flag over Berlin, with American forces under Bradley's command. Bradley signs in full at bottom. Canceled in Washington on the same day, July 4, 1945, and again 50 years later. Fine.

      Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
    • Omar Bradley Autographs. Including an Omar Bradley signed c...
      Jun. 20, 2020

      Omar Bradley Autographs. Including an Omar Bradley signed c...

      Est: $50 - $100

      Omar Bradley Autographs. Including an Omar Bradley signed carbon letter to Chester E. Solomonson, with mailing cover (1949); signed orange album leaf with mounted news photo (RR COA included); Chan Gurney letter to Solomonson with postscript referencing Bradley; Gore Vidal campaign ticket; and dollar bills with facsimile autographs of George Patton.

      Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.
    • OMAR N. BRADLEY
      Nov. 19, 2019

      OMAR N. BRADLEY

      Est: $300 - $400

      (1893 - 1981) American general of World War II who commanded the largest ground force ever led by one man. He was later Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. "ADORNED WITH SWASTIKAS", VON WEICHS' BATON WILL NOT BE RETURNED TO HIS WIDOW Fine content T.L.S. on his General of the Army letterhead, 1p. 4to., Washington, Mar. 4, 1958 to a man concerning the return of the baton of German Field Marshal Maximilian von Weichs to his widow. He writes, in part: "...The Department of the Army has received many requests on behalf of Baroness von Weichs for the return of the baton...The Judge Advocate General of the Army has thoroughly considered the legality and propriety of such action...The baton in question is adorned with swastikas and is generally symbolic of the Nazi Party. It is therefore the type of emblem or insignia required to be destroyed or removed from Germany under the provisions of Allied Control Council Directive No. 30, which implemented the de-Nazification principles...the return of the baton would be incompatible with the international obligations of the United States..." Very good.

      Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
    • OMAR BRADLEY
      Nov. 19, 2019

      OMAR BRADLEY

      Est: $300 - $400

      (1893 - 1981) American general of World War II who commanded the largest ground force ever led by one man. He was later Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. Fine content T.L.S. “Brad” as Army Chief of Staff on official letterhead marked “PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL”, 2pp. 4to., Washington, July 11, 1949 to CLARENCE R. HUEBNER (1888-1972), American major general who commanded the 1st Infantry Division in its assault on Omaha Beach, in the drive across France, at the Hurtgen Forest and in the battle of Aachen. Bradley discusses a replacement for Huebner’s commander, Lucius Clay, whom Huebner clearly hoped to replace himself. In part: “…we expected to send one of our four-star generals over to Germany prior to Clay’s departure…the decision was made for the State Department to take over the Military Government…we knew that you were perfectly capable of carrying on. At the same time, we feel that our senior military commander in Europe must be a four-star General…this is not done because of any lack of confidence in you…We could not solve it by promoting you because we have all the four-star Generals we are permitted by law…” Very good. Huebner would retire from the Army the following year.

      Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
    • OMAR N. BRADLEY
      Nov. 13, 2018

      OMAR N. BRADLEY

      Est: $160 - $200

      OMAR N. BRADLEY (1893 - 1981) American general of World War II who commanded the largest ground force ever led by one man. He was later Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. His memoir: "Bradley" (New York: Henry Holt & Co.), 1951, probable first edition. 618pp. 8vo. in brown cloth with red and blue titles, with slightly torn dust jacket. Inscribed and signed on the title page, beneath a gift inscription from the recipients to their son. Fine.

      Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
    • OMAR N. BRADLEY
      Nov. 13, 2018

      OMAR N. BRADLEY

      Est: $200 - $300

      OMAR N. BRADLEY (1893 - 1981) American general of World War II who commanded the largest ground force ever led by one man. He was later Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. Fine association war-date T.L.S. "Brad", 1p. 4to., "Headquarters First United States Army", Apr. 15, 1944 to Lt. Gen. WALTER BEDELL SMITH who has himself initialed the letter "W.B.S." at bottom. Bradley discusses a "Colonel Rau", a field officer who seeks to transfer from the 2nd Armored Division: "...but we turned him down for certain reasons..." Bradley also states that he will try to avoid adding staff: "...until sometime after we have gotten into combat..." Folds, file holes at top, and dockets, still very good. WALTER BEDELL SMITH (1895-1961) served as Eisenhower's chief of staff at Allied Forces Headquarters during the Tunisia Campaign and the invasion of Italy, and chief of staff at SHAEF in the campaign in Western Europe from 1944-45.

      Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
    • OMAR N. BRADLEY
      Jul. 31, 2018

      OMAR N. BRADLEY

      Est: $150 - $200

      OMAR N. BRADLEY (1893-1981) American general of World War II who commanded the largest ground force ever led by one man. He was later Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. His memoir: "Bradley" (New York: Henry Holt & Co.), 1951, probable first editiom. 618pp. 8vo. in brown cloth with red and blue titles, with slightly torn dust jacket. Inscribed and signed on the title page, beneath a gift inscription from the recipients to their son. Fine.

      Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
    • "WWII" GENERAL OMAR BRADLEY - Rare Original Signature
      May. 05, 2018

      "WWII" GENERAL OMAR BRADLEY - Rare Original Signature

      Est: $750 - $1,250

      5-Star General Omar Bradley (Feb. 12, 1893 - Apr. 8, 1981) graduated West Point in 1915. Under General George S. Patton, he captured Bizerte, Tunisia in 1943, which led to the surrender of more than 250,000 Axis troops during "WWII". As a commander in the war, he planned and participated in the Normandy Invasion. In 1949, he was named the first chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. One of the Greatest War-time Generals in our Nation's History. RARE Original index card Signature custom framed in our new 'Signature Series' presentation. Framing details below.

      Antiquities Of California
    • Omar Bradley Medallion with Photo Signed to G. Powers
      Oct. 07, 2017

      Omar Bradley Medallion with Photo Signed to G. Powers

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      Omar Bradley color photograph signed and dedicated to Gary Powers in pen. This lot also includes Bradley's golden medallion and the stamp made in commemoration of his war efforts. The full lot measures 18 x 16'' and is framed in wood. General Bradley was a highly respected officer of the United States Army who had participated in the Battle of Normandy and other famous military engagements. The photograph dedicated to Gary Powers was a high honor, coming from a man of Bradley's importance. Francis Gary Powers was a distinguished pilot for the CIA's U-2 program during the height of the Cold War. Powers was arrested after his spy plane was shot down while flying a high-risk reconnaissance mission over Soviet airspace. To learn more about Powers' astounding story of survival, please visit www.guernseys.com These items provided directly by Mr. Powers' son, expert public speaker on the U-2 Incident and Cold War History, Francis Gary Powers Jr.

      Guernsey's
    • OMAR BRADLEY - Current Bid: $50.00
      Sep. 13, 2017

      OMAR BRADLEY - Current Bid: $50.00

      Est: $100 - $150

      OMAR BRADLEY (1893-1981) American general of World War II who commanded the largest ground force ever led by one man. He was later Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. Signature in black ink on a 3" x 5" taupe index card. The card shows minor soiling and a paper clip mark at upper left, else very good.

      Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
    • OMAR BRADLEY - Current Bid: $50.00
      Sep. 13, 2017

      OMAR BRADLEY - Current Bid: $50.00

      Est: $100 - $150

      OMAR BRADLEY (1893-1981) American general of World War II who commanded the largest ground force ever led by one man. He was later Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. T.L.S. on his Army Chief of Staff letterhead, 1p. 4to., [Washington], May 18, 1949 to a newly-retired lieutenant colonel. In part: "...The Army has leaned heavily upon your abilities and judgement during your long...service. Your training and experience in the Signal field, and the devotion you brough...have paid dividends to the Army...We consider ourselves fortunate...". Very good.

      Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
    • OMAR BRADLEY - Current Bid: $60.00
      Sep. 13, 2017

      OMAR BRADLEY - Current Bid: $60.00

      Est: $100 - $150

      OMAR BRADLEY (1893-1981) Decorated senior officer during World War II who later became General of the Army. He later was appointed Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Presidents Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower. I.S.P. "Omar N. Bradley", 8" x 10" b/w, a chest-up view of Bradley in full uniform as a five-star general, signed beneath the image and inscribed: "To Mr. and Mrs. John Graham with best wishes." Very good.

      Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
    • OMAR BRADLEY - Photo With Wife Signed
      Apr. 20, 2017

      OMAR BRADLEY - Photo With Wife Signed

      Est: $75 - $125

      Omar N. Bradley. 10" x 8" sepia toned photograph with a woman and another gentleman signed in the lower margin. Inscribed, To Our Darling Mary – Maria", and signed by Bradley and “Tom". There is a small water stain to “Maria’s" signature.

      The Written Word Autographs
    • OMAR BRADLEY - Photo With His Staff Signed
      Apr. 20, 2017

      OMAR BRADLEY - Photo With His Staff Signed

      Est: $200 - $350

      Omar N. Bradley. 10" x 8" black and white photograph of Bradley at dinner with his officers before Operation Cobra, signed. Operation Cobra was the codename for an offensive launched by the First United States Army (Lieutenant General Omar Bradley) seven weeks after the D-Day landings, during the Normandy Campaign of World War II.

      The Written Word Autographs
    • OMAR BRADLEY
      Feb. 18, 2017

      OMAR BRADLEY

      Est: $150 - $200

      OMAR BRADLEY (1893-1981) Decorated senior officer during World War II who later became General of the Army. He later was appointed Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Presidents Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower. T.L.S., 1p. 4to., Los Angeles, June 29, 1954, exchanging cordial greetings with his correspondent and telling him of his move to Los Angeles. Signed at the conclusion in blue ink. Folds, else fine.

      Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
    • OMAR BRADLEY
      Aug. 23, 2016

      OMAR BRADLEY

      Est: $100 - $150

      OMAR BRADLEY (1893-1981) American general of World War II who commanded the largest ground force ever led by one man. He was later Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. A.N.S "Omar N. Bradley" on a cream card with five embossed silver general's stars, 1p. long 12mo.,[n.p.], Feb 15, 1969, to Mr. and Mrs. Pogue, in full: "How nice of you to remember my birthday. I had rather forget them! Glad Washington missed the big storm, we got out of New York less than 48 hrs before the big snow started. We hope things are going well for you..." Fine.

      Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
    • OMAR BRADLEY - Current Bid: $80.00
      Aug. 23, 2016

      OMAR BRADLEY - Current Bid: $80.00

      Est: $150 - $200

      OMAR BRADLEY (1893-1981) American general of World War II who commanded the largest ground force ever led by one man. He was later Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. His signed memoirs: "Bradley: A Soldier's Story" (Chicago: Rand McNally & Co.), 1951. 618pp. 8vo. with pictorial dust jacket. Signed "Omar N. Bradley" in a somewhat shaky hand later in life on the title page.

      Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
    • OMAR BRADLEY
      Sep. 09, 2014

      OMAR BRADLEY

      Est: $150 - $200

      OMAR BRADLEY (1893-1981) American general of World War II who commanded the largest ground force ever led by one man. He was later Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. War-date T.L.S. on XXII Army Group letterhead, 1p. 8vo., [n.p.], July 12, 1945 to an admirer thanking him for sending clippings and advising that since he wife keeps a scrapbook, he will be forwarding them to her. Taped at margins to a larger album page. On verso is taped a letter from an aide to Gen. Ernest Harmon who sends a XXII Corps patch, also included.

      Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
    • OMAR BRADLEY
      Sep. 09, 2014

      OMAR BRADLEY

      Est: $150 - $200

      OMAR BRADLEY (1893-1981) American general of World War II who commanded the largest ground force ever led by one man. He was later Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. His memoirs A Soldier's Story, (New York: Henry Holt & Co.), 1951. First edition, 618pp. 8vo. in brown cloth with red and blue lettering, with dust jacket. Inscribed on the title hand: "For Captain Avery C. Hand, Jr. Omar N. Bradley". Fine.

      Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
    • Omar Bradley
      Jun. 18, 2014

      Omar Bradley

      Est: $400 - $600

      Official matte-finish 8 x 10 US Army photo of Bradley standing in the rubble at Bastogne with Eisenhower and Patton near the end of World War II, signed in black felt tip, "Omar N. Bradley." Reverse bears a typed US Army caption. In fine condition, with a few unobtrusive creases. The Siege of Bastogne took place at the end of December, 1944, during which the American forces-though surrounded by German troops, outnumbered five-to-one, and dangerously undersupplied-held their original positions in the besieged Belgian town and repulsed infantry assaults, capturing almost a hundred German soldiers before elements of Patton's Third Army finally arrived to relieve them. An unusual image of the admired US generals amidst the devastation of war.

      RR Auction
    • Omar Bradley
      Aug. 15, 2012

      Omar Bradley

      Est: $6,000 - $7,000

      Omar Bradley War-dated ALS signed "Brad," one page both sides, 8 x 10.5, January 17, 1944. Letter to Major General John P. Lucas, written from Headquarters in New York. In part: "I understand you are having a nice warm winter down there on the flat plains of Italy where there are nice bridges across all the streams. I also hear that the Germans have quit using mines. Such ideal conditions must make fighting a real pleasure. As you know, we are doing our fighting on paper right now. It will be nice when we can get on with the show and take a more active part. I hear rumors about your getting another command. Congratulations. Sorry we are not going to be along side each other. Maybe we will be when our attacks converge. Keep up the good work and I will meet you in Berlin." In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, and a bit of mild toning. Accompanied by the original free franked mailing envelope, addressed in Bradley's hand to Lucas, franked "Free" in the upper right, with Bradley's signature appearing in the return address area "O. N. Bradley, Lieut Gen." Also accompanied by an unsigned candid photo of Lucas talking to General Mark Clark, with a notation on the reverse stating that the photo was taken at Anzio Harbor on D-Day.As Bradley was writing this letter, General John Lucas was preparing to command his Corps in Operation Shingle, an Allied landing in Anzio, Italy, intended to outflank German forces of the Winter Line and enable an attack on Rome. The initial landing took place on January 22 and achieved complete surprise with no opposition, but Lucas failed to capitalize on the element of surprise by delaying his advance to prepare for an expected counterattack. While he did so, German troops moved in, gaining a clear view of every Allied position, stopped the drainage pumps, and flooded the reclaimed marsh with salt water, forcing entrapment and threatening an epidemic. It was under these "ideal conditions [that] make fighting a real pleasure," that Lucas' Corps fought inconclusively for a month before the commander was relieved and sent home. As Lucas was leaving combat after his disappointing performance, Bradley was anxious to get involved: "As you know, we are doing our fighting on paper right now. It will be nice when we can get on with the show and take a more active part." His "fighting on paper" would soon become the very real action of the Normandy landings on D-Day, an affair for which Bradley is evidently quite eager. This fantastic letter from the General of the Army just months before his big day, is packed with enthusiastic anticipation for the coming fight.

      RR Auction
    • OMAR BRADLEY
      Jun. 04, 2010

      OMAR BRADLEY

      Est: $150 - $200

      OMAR BRADLEY (1893-1981) American general of World War II who commanded the largest ground force ever led by one man. He was later Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. I.S.P. 8" x 10" b/w photograph of an elderly Bradley, in a wheelchair greeting a well-wisher, c. 1980. Signed and inscribed toward the lower left. Fine condition.

      Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
    • OMAR BRADLEY
      Jun. 04, 2010

      OMAR BRADLEY

      Est: $100 - $150

      OMAR BRADLEY (1893-1981) American general of World War II who commanded the largest ground force ever led by one man. He was later Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. Partly-printed D.S. 1p. oblong 12mo., a check drawn on the First National Bank in Highland Falls, N.Y., Jan. 21, 1952, ordering a $160.90 payment to Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. Boldly accomplished and signed. Numerous cancels affect engrossment and signature, good.

      Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
    • OMAR BRADLEY
      Jun. 04, 2010

      OMAR BRADLEY

      Est: $200 - $300

      OMAR BRADLEY (1893-1981) American general of World War II who commanded the largest ground force ever led by one man. He was later Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. An interesting set of four pieces concerning Bradley's officer's salary including an A.D.S. 1p. 8vo., [n.p., 1945] writing that he "Overpaid on voucher for Aug and July 1945 pay. Finance officer said it was easier to give them a check for overpayment than to recall voucher". Below, Bradley calculated the overpayment and noted that he paid "466.68 repaid by check on Moberly bank dated Pet 10 1945 signed O N Bradley". A second A.D. (unsigned), 1p. 8vo., [n.p., n.d.] appears to be further calculations based on the first note. The third piece a partly-printed and Typed D.S. "W P. Duffy" 1p. oblong 8vo., Washington, Sept. 11, 1945 is a receipt for Bradley's reimbursement to the Army of $466.68 described as a "Refund to cover overpayment of personal money allowance for the period 1 July to 31 August 1945...". With a T.L.S. of Congressman RICHARD C. WHITE, 1p. 4to. Washington, May 20, 1980 thanking Bradley for his "recent letter indicating that you wish to pursue a legislative readjustment of the compensation you are now receiving in order to bring it into line with other salaries awarded by the Department of the Army...". Four pieces in very good condition.

      Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
    • OMAR BRADLEY
      Jun. 04, 2010

      OMAR BRADLEY

      Est: $300 - $400

      OMAR BRADLEY (1893-1981) American general of World War II who commanded the largest ground force ever led by one man. He was later Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. Fine content T.L.S. 1p. 4to., on his personal letterhead, [n.p.] Feb. 4, 1981, to President Ronald Reagan thanking him "...for granting me the privilege of actively participating in your Inaugural Ceremonies. Kitty and I were warmed throughout by your special cordiality and by the inclusion in the many intimate gatherings. I know that Kitty who takes over my letter-writing when I am not up to par recently communicated with the First Lady pointing out that you are the fourteenth President under whom I have served. In fact I entered West Point during the summer of 1911, the year in which you were born. Given the laws of probability you may be my final president and I find myself content with that, although Kitty assures me that if I die she'll kill me. Through my 70 years of service I cannot recall experiencing so strong a surge of optimism and belief that a new administration augurs so well for our country and for the world. Please know that Kitty and I are ready to serve you in any way we can. Until you find that way, we are content in the knowledge that there are sure strong hands on the reins of our nation.". Sadly for Bradley, he died only two months later on April 8, 1981. Reagan's inaugural was one of Bradley's last public appearances before his death. Very fine condition.

      Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
    • OMAR BRADLEY
      Jun. 04, 2010

      OMAR BRADLEY

      Est: $500 - $700

      OMAR BRADLEY (1893-1981) American general of World War II who commanded the largest ground force ever led by one man. He was later Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. Fine content and unusual A.D. (unsigned), 2pp. 4to., [n.p., n.d. but probably 1945] in pencil, headed "Top Secret (underlined in red), summarizing the decision-making process over the assignment of zones of occupation in Germany at the close of the Second World War. In full "Zones in Germany decided at Sept 1944 Quebec Conference, not made as a result of recommendation of the Military. Zonal discussions began in Aug43. President & U.S. Chiefs of Staff opposed to S. West Zone. Wanted N. NE. at 2nd Quebec conference in Sept 44 [illeg.] referred question to President & Prime Minister who reached agreement of UK, N.W. - US, S.W. Tripartite agreement on Zonal boundaries reached on 12 Sept 44 & amended 14 Nov 44 US Chiefs had recommended that proposed Soviet boundary be from 50 - 150 miles to east of present boundary would have placed U.S. boundary on outskirts of Berlin. British & Soviets had proposed present boundary on recommendation of Winant, U. S. delegate on European Advisory Commission; President agreed to British - Soviet proposed boundary. Withdrawal completed July 4th from Soviet Zone, July 9th UK". This withdrawal from the Soviet Zone proved crucial at it convinced the Soviets to allow American, British and French forces into their pre-designated zones in Berlin. This would be the last vestige of cooperation as relations between the Soviets and the West deteriorated over the next several years resulting in the ultimate division of Germany which continued for over four decades. Pages are evenly toned and bear light folds, else very good condition.

      Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
    • OMAR BRADLEY
      Jun. 04, 2010

      OMAR BRADLEY

      Est: $150 - $200

      OMAR BRADLEY (1893-1981) American general of World War II who commanded the largest ground force ever led by one man. He was later Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. Fine association partly-printed D.S. 1p. oblong 12mo., a check dated Jan. 4, 1952 drawn on the First National Bank, Highland Falls, N.Y. and ordering a payment of $800.00 to Chester W. Clifton. Clifton (1913-1991) was Bradley's personal assistant and later military aide to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Boldly engrossed and signed. Stamp cancel at middle clear of signature, very good.

      Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
    • Omar Bradley: Matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Bradley
      Jan. 13, 2010

      Omar Bradley: Matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Bradley

      Est: $100 - $200

      Omar Bradley: Matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Bradley in uniform, signed in black ink. In very good condition, with scattered silvering, some mild edge dings and creases, and soiling to right side.

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    • Omar Bradley
      Dec. 09, 2009

      Omar Bradley

      Est: -

      Autograph: Omar Bradley TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, Chief of Staff, United States Army letterhead, July 18, 1949. Bradley sends thanks and congratulations to the retiring Major General Albert Kenner. In part: “The Army has long profited by your many accomplishments. We consider ourselves especially fortunate to have had an officer of your professional knowledge and training as Chief Medical Officer at SHAEF during the late war. I am fully aware of General Eisenhower’s reliance on your outstanding ability. Your most recent responsibility as President of the Personnel Board was carried out with the same zeal and enthusiasm that have always marked your distinguished career.” In fine condition, with some mild toning, and a couple corner creases, not affecting text or signature. Kenner was also named Chief Medical Officer for Operation Overlord, the allied landings in Normandy in 1944. RRAuction COA.

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