Lot 26: Omar Bradley ALS

RR Auction

RR Auction

2017-07-25 14:56:46

Lot 26

War-dated ALS, one page, 8.75 x 11, V-Mail letterhead, April 2, 1943. Letter to Mr. R. C. Bridge in Acampo, California. In full: "I suppose Lewis has told you of his experiences yesterday. He was in the midst of a bombing attack and received a couple of wounds in the upper part of his left arm, they were flesh wounds only and he is getting along fine. Hansen just saw him and we expect him back in a couple of weeks. He directed others to fox holes when the attack started and then took cover in a ditch, there not being enough holes to go around. After the attack he insisted on helping others first, but Hansen and I gave him first aid and Hansen took him to an aid station. He is a grand boy and his conduct was magnificent. I hope it doesn't happen again." Addressed on the reverse by Bradley, incorporating his name, "O. N. Bradley" into the return address as well as adding his censorship signature. In fine condition, with scattered light creasing and old tape along the left edge. Chet Hansen and Lewis Bridge were Bradley's trusted aides, and they were hit by an air raid on April 1st as part of the Battle of El Guettar during the Tunisia Campaign; General Patton's aide-de-camp, Maj. Richard N. Jenson, was killed in the attack.

Estimate: $400-$600

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