Spaatz, Carl

One of 1st Army pilots, led USAAF bombing campaigns against Germany & Japan, present at 3 surrender ceremonies, 1st Air Force Chief of Staff 1947-48

Price: $195.00

Description:
(1891-1974) "Tooey" one of Army’s 1st 26 pilots in 1916, set 1929 endurance record with co-pilot Ira Eaker in “Question Mark”. Deputy Commander of USAAF under Hap Arnold July 1941, headed Air Forces Combat Command after January 1942, ran Western Desert Air Forces February 1943. Developed daylight bombing bombing strategy for Germany and led USAAF in Europe from December 1943, given 4th star March 1945. Led final air assault on Japan. Commanded USAF 1946, 1st Chief of Staff of independent USAF 1947-48. Spaatz received promotion to the rank of general on March 11, 1945. After VE day he assumed command of the Pacific Theater headquartered on Guam, in July 1945. Spaatz directed strategic bombing of Japan, including the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He was present at Reims when the Germans surrendered on May 7, 1945; at Berlin when they surrendered to the Russians on May 9; and aboard the battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay when the Japanese surrendered on September 2. He was the only man of General rank or equivalent present at all 3 acts of surrender. SP, 10 x 8 b&w matte finish bust portrait in 4-star uniform signed as General USAF (Ret.)

Condition: Very good, light crease at bottom
Type:Photograph






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