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    Joseph P. Kennedy, on the Death of his Son Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Typed letter signed, "Joseph P. Kennedy," 6.75" x 7" on his personal letterhead, [n.p.], August 23, 1944, hand addressed to the recipient, "Dear Mr Abelman." The letter reads in full, "I thank you for your kind letter. Expressions of sympathy are a real sustaining comfort in our times of trial, and we greatly appreciate yours. Sincerely, Joseph P. Kennedy." Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. was lost while on a secret mission in which he was to pilot a "drone" bomber loaded with 21,000 pounds of high explosives. Once two escort planes had achieved radio control, Kennedy was to bail out over England and the plane would be remotely guided to a German V-2 rocket base in Normandy. While doing a routine check of the radio controls, the plane suddenly exploded killing Kennedy and his co-pilot. He was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross. Very light horizontal creases as expected, otherwise in near perfect condition. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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