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Telegram to Adjutant General, July 17, 1918

Description:

Lipsner wired a telegram to the Adjutant General’s Office acknowledging President Woodrow Wilson's acceptance of his resignation from the Army.

Otto Praeger, second assistant postmaster general, persisted in the idea that Lipsner’s services would be of greater value to the government in the airmail service than in the Army. Lipsner was reluctant to give up his commission in the Army because the country was still at war, but Praeger persuaded him that the airmail system needed him. Lipsner later recounted that, "...on July 15, 1918, my resignation from the Army was approved by the President of the United States, to take effect on that date.”

References:

Lipsner, Captain Benjamin B. The Airmail Jennies to Jets. Chicago, IL: Wilcox & Follett, 1951.

Date:
July 17, 1918
Medium:
paper; ink
Dimensions:
12 x 20 cm (4 3/4 x 7 7/8 in.)
Museum ID:
1982.0157.694
Place:
District of Columbia

Additional Records
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  • Telegram from McCain on July 15, 1918
  • Telegram to A. F. Cryder, September 1918
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  • Telegram to Benjamin Lipsner, December 8, 1917
  • Telegram to Benjamin Lipsner, January 29
  • Telegram to Benjamin Lipsner, September 3, 1918
  • Telegram to Benjamin Lipsner, September 4, 1918
  • Telegram to Benjamin Lipsner, September 4, 1918
  • Telegram to Benjamin Lipsner, September 4, 1918
  • Telegram to Benjamin Lipsner, September 4, 1918
  • Telegram to Benjamin Lipsner, September 4, 1918
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