LEWIS B HERSHEY SIGNED AND INSCRIBED PHOTO TO AVIATION PIONEER ROSCOE TURNER, "To Colonel Roscoe Turner who has lived more stories than all of us can invent, Lewis B. Hershey", 10 x 8, b/w, showing him in uniform standing behind his desk, c. 1940's, with wonderful inscription to Roscoe Turner, by the United States Army general who served as the second Director of the Selective Service System, the means by which the United States administers its military conscription. In October 1940, President Franklin Roosevelt promoted him to brigadier general and named him executive officer of the Selective Service System. On July 31, 1941, President Roosevelt named Hershey director of the Selective Service. In 1942, Hershey was promoted to major general. He was the longest-serving director in the history of the Selective Service System, and held the position until February 15, 1970. General Hershey was one of only six generals in the history of the United States Army to have served as a general during three major conflicts (WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War). In fine condition.
Roscoe Turner (September 29, 1895 – June 23, 1970) was a record-breaking American aviator who was a three-time winner of the Thompson Trophy air race, and widely recognized by his flamboyant style and his pet lion named Gilmore.