MacArthur Congratulates Vice-Admiral AubreyAdmiral Fitch On Rabaul Assault, 1942

Hand-written draft of congratulatory message from General MacArthur  radioed to  Vice-Admiral Aubrey Fitch on his successful attack on the Japanese fortress on the island of Rabaul during the Battle of The Coral Sea, January 1942. "Vice Admiral Fitch - Accept for yourself and convey to your officers and men, the admiration I feel at the fierce and relentless attack which is continually being maintained against Rabaul." Signed, "MacA" From the Estate of the late General LeGrande-Diller.