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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. Fine association lot of five letters sent to Huebner by prominent American generals and other military officers while Huebner served as Deputy Commander in Chief U.S. European Command. Includes: Major Gen. STANHOPE B. MASON (1904-1980), Huebner's Chief of Staff in the 1st Division and 5th Corps, A.L.S. "Stan" on War College letterhead, 1p. 4to., June 1 (1948), discusses a 1st Division history and Huebner's promotion; Col. TRUMAN SMITH (1893–1970), Army infantry officer, military attache, and intelligence officer who collected valuable intelligence on German military capabilities while serving in Berlin before World War II. During the war, he was a personal adviser to George C. Marshall, A.L.S. "Truman", 1p. 4to., Fairfield, Ct., Apr. 10 (1948), politics and requesting a photo; Lt. Gen. WILLIS D. CRITTENBERGER (1890-1908), a career soldier who served with distinction during the Italian Campaign, T.L.S. "Critt" on U.S. Army Representative to United Nations letterhead, 19. 8vo., Sep. 23, 1948, thanks for hospitality during a visit; Maj. Gen. LOWELL W. ROOKS (1893-1973), a senior member of Eisenhower's staff, T.L.S. "Lowell" on U.N.R.R.A. letterhead, 1p. 4to., Dec. 1, 1947 asking that Huebner make sure that his visiting daughter "...be thrown with the right people...I mean your nice young men and nice young women on the conservative side..."; and Maj. Gen. WILLIAM S. WEAVER (1988-1970), commander of the 8th Infantry Division until February 1945 when he was wounded and had to be medically evacuated from the unit, A.L.S. "Bill Weaver", 8pp. 8vo., San Antonio, June 29, 1947, wide-ranging including a lengthy discussion of his feelings about his Army son engaged to a German civilian, even suggesting that his son or his fiance might be transferred away, also citations for the 8th Infantry for Hurtgen and Bergstein, etc. With some of Huebner's associated correspondence. File holes in margins, else very good.
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Minimum Bid: $80.00
Final Bid: $0.00
Estimate: $160 - $200
Auction closed on Thursday, November 21, 2019.
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