Blandy, William H. P.

First Day Cover signed by the 1946 Bikini Atoll A-Bomb test commander

Price: $25.00

Description:
(1891-1954) USNA 1913 (1st in his class), Chief of Navy Bureau of Ordnance 1941-43. As Commander Group 1 Amphibious Forces Pacific Fleet, led pre-landing activities for Iwo Jima invasion. Commanded Pacific Fleet destroyers (ComDesPac) mid-late 1945, led Joint Task Force One during 1946 Bikini Atoll atomic bomb testing (Operation Crossroads). Later led 2nd Task Fleet and served was Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet (CINCLANT)1947-50. 4 x 7 US 3c Kearny-Santa Fe Expedition Centennial stamp FDC, newspaper photo & caption of VADM Blandy & Navy Secretary James Forrestal at Bikini Atoll mounted at left and below, signed by Blandy over stamp. Postmarked "First Day of Issue", Santa Fe, New Mexico, October 16 1946.

Condition: Very good
Type:First Day Cover






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