GENERAL JACOB L. DEVERS (1887-1979) SIGNED REPORT, "Jacob Devers", signed as Lieutenant General, United States Army, Commanding, 8 x 8.5, "Headquarters, European Theater of Operations, United States Army" letterhead, WWII, war-dated, 5 June 1943, part redacted to conceal sensitive information about a court case, dated just days after being appointed to ETOUSA Command, where his principal tasks were overseeing preparation of detailed plans and the buildup of men and material for Operation Overlord the codename for the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied Western Europe during World War II. He was also involved in the development and adoption of numerous weapons, including the M4 Sherman and M26 Pershing tanks, the Bell H-13 Sioux helicopter and the M16 rifle. In part: "...the findings of guilty of Additional Charge I and its Specification are disapproved. The Sentence is confirmed but the period of confinement is reduced to one year. Pursuant to Articles of War 50.5 the order directing the execution of the sentence is withheld." The Article of War 50.5 required a month's delay in the execution of sentence while the Judge Advocate General's Office reviewed the trial record to ensure that it could legally support the sentence. An interesting WWII, war dated report that is in fine condition, with minor age toning and mailing fold lines.
Redaction in its sanitization sense (as distinguished from its other editing sense) is the blacking out or deletion of text in a document, or the result of such an effort. It is intended to allow the selective disclosure of information in a document while keeping other parts of the document secret.