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Romanus | Charles F. and Sunderland | Riley [General A.C. Wedemeyer / Major General George H. Olmsted]

China – Burma – India Theater: Time Runs Out In CBI

First Edition


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China-Burma-India Theater: Time Runs Out In CBI, inscribed by General A.C. Wedemeyer to his friend, Major General George H. Olmsted.

Octavo, xvii, 428pp. Green cloth, title stamped in gilt on spine. Complete with 15 maps detailing Southeast Asia during WWII, some large fold-out maps and others housed in pocket on back cover. A fine example, with only a trace of shelf wear. This copy is inscribed: “To Major General George H. Olmsted / With deep appreciation of his outstanding services rendered in positions of great responsibility during and after World War II. / As a key member of the China Theater Headquarters General Olmsted displayed a high order of intelligence – sound judgments – unusual attributes of leadership and a sense of honor, a concept of duty and innate loyalty in the finest traditions of the United States Military Academy and of the American Army. / From his old comrade and friend – / A.C. Wedemeyer / General, U.S.A. Ret. / 23 May 60.” An exceptional association copy from two giants of World War II.

Major General George H. Olmsted (1901-1998) graduated from West Point in 1922 and served in the army until the following year. He was recalled to active service in 1942, taking charge of the Lend-Lease program for the United States Army. In 1944, he was assigned to the staff of General Albert Wedemeyer in China, and as the war ended, he was charged with organizing the liberation of all allied prisoners being held in Japanese POW Camps. This group of POWs included General Jonathan Wainwright. For his service during the war, Olmsted was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. Leaving the service in 1946, he returned to a successful career in the insurance industry. Recalled again to duty during the Korean War, Olmsted was promoted to major general in 1951. He was released from active service in 1953. Olmsted died in 1998 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Washington DC


Department of the Army / Chief of Military History


First Edition

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Near Fine


Romanus | Charles F. and Sunderland | Riley [General A.C. Wedemeyer / Major General George H. Olmsted]