Description

A typed letter on Rickenbacker’s personal letterhead sending birthday wishes to a friend, “Mr. Frank W. Keiser” of Grosse Point Michigan.

Signed at the conclusion “Eddie” in black felt tip pen by Eddie Rickenbacker. Unframed.

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The Allied Forces answer to the Red Baron, Rickenbacker studied under Luftbury, he quickly became the best-known World War I fighter ace and Medal of Honor recipient. He was also a race car driver and automotive designer, a government consultant in military matters and a pioneer in air transportation. During his lifetime, Rickenbacker worked with many influential civilian and military leaders.

Rickenbacker also participated in the formative years of auto racing as a driver. Before owning and operating the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, he participated in some of the first 500-mile races held there. For about a year he headed and was responsible for the track and race.