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    1943 Quebec Conference Photograph Signed "H.H. Arnold," "H.S. Vandenberg," "Emmett O'Donnell," "Muir S. Fairchild," and "H.S. Hansell," 10" x 8". The Quebec Conference was held in Quebec City, August 17-24, 1943. The chief representatives were U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King. One of the decisions made at the conference was to invade northwestern Europe which was accomplished on D-Day in 1944. The world leaders drafted "The Air Plan for the Defeat of Japan" based on the assumption that Germany would be defeated by the fall of 1944. Churchill and Roosevelt also signed the Quebec Agreement to share nuclear technology in order to build nuclear weapons. The five officers signing this photograph comprised the U.S. Army Air Force advisory group: General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold (Commanding General, U.S. Army Air Force), General Hoyt S. Vandenberg (Deputy Chief of Air Staff), General Emmett O'Donnell (Chief of General Arnold's Advisory Council), General Muir S. Fairchild (member of the Joint Strategic Survey Committee in the Office of the Combined Chiefs of Staff), and General Haywood S. Hansell (Deputy Commander in Chief of the Allied Expeditionary Air Force). General Henry H. Arnold is the only person to achieve five-star rank in two American armed services: General of the Army and General of the Air Force. There are minor surface creases. The "an" of "Vandenberg" is smudged and there is an inkblot at the beginning of Hansell's signature. Overall, the photograph is in fine condition.

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    April, 2007
    16th-17th Monday-Tuesday
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