DWIGHT D EISENHOWER Autographed Signed Photograph US President WWII USS Canberra


DWIGHT D EISENHOWER Autographed Signed Photograph US President WWII USS Canberra

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DWIGHT D EISENHOWER Autographed Signed Photograph US President WWII USS Canberra:
$4995.00



DWIGHT D EISENHOWER Signed PhotographInscribed "To the fine crew of the USS Canberra / with grateful appreciation of / a wonderful cruise. / Dwight Eisenhower" in black ink. Photograph is black/white and measures 8" X 10" in size. The photo has a vertical crease that runs from bottom right to upper center area. A minor secondary crease runs along the left side of photo. There is mounting residue on the backside of photo. #002578Dwight D. Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890, in Denison, Texas. In 1945 he was appointed U.S. Army chief of staff. He became the first Supreme Allied Commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in 1951. In 1952 he was elected U.S. president. He served two terms before retiring to Gettysburg in 1961. Eisenhower died on March 28, 1969, at the Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C.USS Canberra (CA-70/CAG-2) was a Baltimore-class cruiser and later a Boston-class guided missile cruiser of the United States Navy. Originally to be named USS Pittsburgh, the ship was renamed before launch to honor the loss of the Australian cruiser HMAS Canberra during the Battle of Savo Island. USS Canberra is the only USN warship named for a foreign warship or a foreign capital city.
The ship entered service in 1943, and served in the Pacific theater of World War II until she was torpedoed during the Aerial Battle of Taiwan-Okinawa and forced to return to the United States for repairs. Placed in reserve after the war, Canberra was selected for conversion into the second guided-missile carrying warship in the USN fleet. Following the conversion, she was host to the ceremony for selecting the Unknown Soldier representing World War II in 1958, undertook an eight-month round-the-world cruise in 1960, participated in the Cuban Missile Crisis naval blockade in 1962, and was deployed to the Vietnam War on five occasions between 1965 and 1969.
Canberra was decommissioned in 1970, struck in 1978, and broken up in 1980. One of her propellers is preserved at the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, while the ship's bell was donated to the Australian National Maritime Museum in 2001.
Canberra was recommissioned on 15 June 1956, and home ported at Norfolk, Virginia. From June until March 1957, the cruiser operated from Norfolk and through the Caribbean. On 14 March, Canberra delivered President Dwight D. Eisenhower to Bermuda for a conference with Harold Macmillan, the British Prime Minister. On 12 June, the cruiser served as review ship for the International Naval Review at Hampton Roads. After a training cruise during July and August, Canberra was deployed to the Mediterranean for NATO Operation Strikeback.If you elect to send this autographed item to one of 's approved authenticators and are not satisfied with the results, the item can be returned within 30 days of purchase for a full refund to include return postage in the amount of the initial postage. This is one of the Best guarantees anywhere!

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