GENERAL COURTNEY H. HODGES SIGNED SLIP, "Courtney H. Hodges", 3.75 x 2.5, signed as Lieutenant General, U. S. A., Commanding, by one of only two “mustang” officers who rose from the rank of Private to become a Major General. He commanded the United States First Army in Europe during WWII during which forces under his command would liberate Paris and play a major roll in the Battle of the Bulge among other things. When General Hodges signed this slip he has succeeded General Omar Bradley as the commander of the First Army (August 1944) and is preparing for the Allied invasion of France, in the weeks and months that follow: His command, the first to cross the German border, the first to cross the Rhine, the first to close to the Elbe -- played in the Allied operations in northwest Europe. He is noted for his fight for France, the Siegfried Line campaign, the Battle of the Bulge, the drive to the Roer River, and crossing of the Rhine. Hodges led his men through savage European combat until the German surrender in May 1945. In fine condition.