TRUMAN'S PRESIDENTIAL PLANE GUESTBOOK. Guest book from the Truman Presidential airplane SAM-8608 from pilot Chester Moomaw,

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TRUMAN'S PRESIDENTIAL PLANE GUESTBOOK.
Guest book from the Truman Presidential airplane SAM-8608 from pilot Chester Moomaw,

Sold for US$ 2,550 inc. premium
TRUMAN'S PRESIDENTIAL PLANE GUESTBOOK.
Guest book from the Truman Presidential airplane SAM-8608 from pilot Chester Moomaw, from June 1949 to June 1951, including his trip to the Wake Island Conference ("Wake Island- McArthur Conference"), 155 x 210 mm, painted American eagle on pale blue background laid down on first leaf, gilt-stamped blue morocco. Chipping to corners, first leaf loose; card laid-in bearing a mounted 1-sucre Ecuadoran stamp, annotated in Moomaw's hand, identifying Truman, "Pres of Ecuador," and "Me" with an arrow pointing to the officer directly behind them.
Provenance: Chester C. Moomaw (USAF pilot, 1905-1995); by descent.

GUEST BOOK FROM PRESIDENT TRUMAN "AIR FORCE ONE" - SAM 8608, including the autographs of numerous luminaries, including Dwight D. Eisenhower, Averell Harriman, Omar Bradley, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Nehru Gandhi, Vannevar Bush, Hap Arnold, William Fulbright, James Forrestal, Bernard Baruch, Louis A. Johnson, Dean Rusk, Dean Acheson, and others. Evidenced by the guest book, Moomaw returned the President and his entourage from Key West on April 10, 1950, tending the longest vacation the President took. Nehru and his daughter Indira Gandhi return to India after an honorary dinner on October 22, 1949, and a host of political and military officers including Frank Pare, Jr, and J. Lawton Collins to the Atlantic Pact Conference in December 1950.
Of particular interest, the Presidential plane took Bradley and Harriman, as well as Rusk, Pare and others, to the Wake Island Conference (designated as "Wake Island- McArthur Conference") on October 15, 1951. The location was chosen so that MacArthur would not have to travel far from his command in Korea. Truman and MacArthur appeared to have come to an understanding despite their differences on Korean War policy, but it was not long before the animosity between them resurfaced, with Truman ultimately relieving MacArthur of his command.
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TRUMAN'S PRESIDENTIAL PLANE GUESTBOOK. Guest book from the Truman Presidential airplane SAM-8608 from pilot Chester Moomaw,
TRUMAN'S PRESIDENTIAL PLANE GUESTBOOK. Guest book from the Truman Presidential airplane SAM-8608 from pilot Chester Moomaw,
TRUMAN'S PRESIDENTIAL PLANE GUESTBOOK. Guest book from the Truman Presidential airplane SAM-8608 from pilot Chester Moomaw,
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