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    Incredible Hank Myers Archive of Photographs, Autographs, and Ephemera. Lt. Col. Henry "Hank" T. Myers was a lifelong pilot, serving both as pilot to Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S Truman, and as a commercial aviator with American Airlines. This amazing archive features countless items collected throughout his career, including several dozen black and white photographs of Myers on duty and off, as well as images of the dignitaries and world leaders he met through the years. There are many photographs of the various presidential aircraft (The Guess Where Two, The Sacred Cow, The Independence) that Myers flew, including several confidential shots of the interior of the presidential planes. Several of Myers' military ribbons, badges, and metal pilot's pins are included, as is Myers' passport, "The Flying White House" letterhead, two White House calling cards signed by Truman, numerous official passes, business, and ID cards, a typed "autobiography," newspaper and magazine articles about Myers, and a few souvenirs from his extensive travels. The overstuffed binder is accompanied by the Global Guest Book from Truman's plane the Independence, a leather bound book which bears the Presidential seal on the cover and the signatures of the Truman family inside, as well as the signatures of dozens of military leaders, presidential staff, secret service, and members of the press. The guest book was for the inaugural flight of the Independence to Rio de Janeiro where President Truman attended a conference. Due to the large number of items in this archive, we recommend that interested bidders view the collection carefully prior to bidding.

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    March, 2008
    25th-26th Tuesday-Wednesday
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