October 12th Rare Autograph & Document Auction
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Stilwell TLS. Typed 8" x 10.5" letter signed "Joseph W. Stilwell" and dated November 8, 1945. In fine condition.

Wainwright TLS. Typed 8" x 10.5" letter signed "J.M. Wainwright" and dated September 30, 1945. In fine condition.

Joseph "Vinegar Joe" Stilwell (March 19, 1883 – October 12, 1946) was a United States Army general who served in the China Burma India Theater during World War II. An early American popular hero of the war for leading a column walking out of Burma pursued by the victorious Imperial Japanese Armed Forces, his implacable demands for units debilitated by disease to be sent into heavy combat resulted in Merrill's Marauders becoming disenchanted with him. Infuriated by the 1944 fall of Changsha to a Japanese offensive, Stilwell threatened the Chinese Nationalist leader, Chiang Kai-shek, that lend-lease aid to China would be cut off, which made Ambassador Patrick J. Hurley decide that Stilwell had to be replaced. Chiang had been intent on keeping Lend-Lease supplies to fight the Chinese Communist Party, but Stilwell had been obeying his instructions to get the Communists and the Nationalists to co-operate against Japan.

Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV (August 23, 1883 – September 2, 1953) was an American army general and the Commander of Allied forces in the Philippines at the time Japan surrendered to the United States, during World War II.

With One of a Kind Collectibles LOA.

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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $75.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $184.50
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Thursday, October 12, 2023.

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