Historical Militaria & Autographs

Lot 55:

HOLLAND M. SMITH SIGNED MEMOIR TO A MARINE

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Start price: $100

Estimated price: $200 - $300

Auction house commission: 25%

(1882 – (1967) General in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, nicknamed ‘Howlin’ Mad’ Smith. Commander of the V Amphibious Corps, Pacific Fleet; commander Fleet Marine Force, Pacific, at Pearl Harbor. In addition, he commanded Task Force 56 in the battle of Iwo Jima. His memoir ‘Coral and Brass’ signed and inscribed on the front flyleaf to US Marine Everett B. Hall: ‘La Jolla, Calif. March 10, 1957, Warmest personal regards to Everett Hall our gratitude for his loyalty in our Campaign in the Pacific H M Smith Gen. USMC Retd. ‘A portrait of Holland Smith was added next to the inscription, along with a black-and-white group photo of Hall with fellow Marine in the Pacific, with an arrow pointing to Everett Hall. Affixed underneath Smith’s inscription are the unit insignias of the 2nd Marine Division, the 4th Marine Division, and the V Amphibious Corps. Hall added his name and address to the front of the book. Bound in blue covers, shows wear to the covers and the spine.

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