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Truman’s “Air Force One” Guest Book

Guest Book



The Guest Book from President Harry Truman’s “Air Force One,” featuring signatures from President Harry S. Truman, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Representative John F. Kennedy, Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, and his assistant Indira Nehru Gandhi.

Includes 35 individual trips, most notably the October 1950 Wake Island Conference between President Harry S. Truman and Douglas MacArthur.

Octavo, [125pp]. Full blue leather, title stamped in gilt on cover. Housed in custom blue leather clamshell, title on cover over red morocco label. This book is from the private collection of the pilot, Colonel Chester C. Moomaw. Includes ephemera from Colonel Moomaw. The plane used for these trips was a Lockheed Constellation, under the designation of SAM 8608.

Notable flights include: Wake Island (1950), Independence, MO (1949), New Delhi (1949), Berlin (1949) Little White House in Key West (1950), and Santiago (1950). An exceptional piece, includes the signatures of three US Presidents as well as various US Cabinet secretaries, chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Prime Ministers of India, and numerous other dignitaries.

Signed by the following dignitaries, with their contemporary title:

  • Harry Truman – President of the United States
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower – President of Columbia University
  • John F. Kennedy – United States House of Representative
  • Jawaharlal Nehru – Prime Minister of India
  • Indira Nehru – Gandhi Assistant to Prime Minister of India
  • George C. Marshall – Secretary of Defense
  • Dean Acheson – Secretary of State
  • Dean Rusk – Assistant Secretary of State
  • Omar Bradley – Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Hap Arnold – General of the Air Force
  • Andrew Goodpaster – General of the Army
  • Matthew Ridgway – General of the Army
  • Forrest Sherman – Chief of Naval Operations
  • Frank Pace – Secretary of the Army
  • Stuart Symington – Secretary of the Air Force
  • Louis A. Johnson – Secretary of Defense
  • J. Lawton Collins – Chief of Staff Army
  • James Fulbright – Senator
  • Warren Magnuson – Senator
  • Stephen T. Early – White House Press Secretary
  • Averell Harriman – Special Assistant to the President
  • Hoyt Vandenberg – Chief of Staff Air Force
  • Margaret Truman – Daughter of President Truman
  • Stephen J. Springarn – Administrative Assistant to the President
  • Clark M. Clifford – White House Counsel
  • Vannevar Bush – Engineer
  • Arthur Vandenberg – Senator-President Pro Tempore
  • Charles W. Sawyer – Secretary of Commerce
  • Gabriel Gonzalez – Videla President of Chile
  • Bernard Baruch – Presidential Adviser


Additional information

Location Published



Samuel Ward Stationery


Guest Book

Date Published



Full leather


Very Good


Truman / Eisenhower / Kennedy