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Johnson, Lyndon B
Lyndon B. Johnson Annotated WWII Photographs.
1942. Two rare original black and white photographs of Lyndon B. Johnson, annotated by him on the verso of each. Lyndon has annotated the photograph of him entering the cockpit of a plane, "Boarding Navy PBY plane, Dutch Harbor Alaska Latter part of July 1942" and the photograph of him examining a world map, "Never Used, Taken Mc [sic] Arthur Office Headquarters - Somewhere in Australia June 18, 1942." In near fine condition. Johnson was appointed Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve during the spring of 1940; he served on active duty between December 1941-July 1942. In the spring of 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dispatched Johnson as a political adviser to observe and report on military conditions in the Southwest Pacific. On June 9, 1942 - a little over a week before the photo of Johnson before the map was taken - Johnson's plane was attacked. General Douglas MacArthur recommended that Johnson be awarded the Silver Star to reward Johnson's "gallantry in action". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]
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