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    Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Autograph Letter Signed "Joe Kennedy." Two pages, 7" x 10.5", U.S. Naval Air Station Letterhead, Jacksonville, Florida, August 22, 1941. This letter was written to Mr. John Bratton Davis, who Joe affectionately refers to as "Brat." It reads, in part: "Thanks very much for the picture. I am stationed down here at the present, but I may be sent on to Corpus Christi any day. I am hoping however to be stationed here to finish my course." Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. was, of course, the oldest brother of John F. Kennedy. He was tragically killed in a naval mission over the English Channel and his body never recovered. He was awarded the Navy Cross posthumously. Intelligent, handsome and articulate, it is commonly believed that Joe Kennedy, Jr. would have been groomed as the first Kennedy to make a run at the presidency. The letter is in very fine condition; usual folds are present. The letter comes complete with the original envelope, postmarked August 25, 1941. A rare and desirable Kennedy signature.

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