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PAIR OF SWORDS BELONGING TO
BRIGADIER GENERAL FRANK L. WHITTAKER
OFFICER'S DRESS SWORD
1913 DATED PATTON CAVALRY SABER

 
 

These two swords belonged to Brigadier General Frank L. Whittaker.  He was born in Manchester, NH on May 14 1893, received a BS from Norwich University in 1915.  He was commissioned in the Cavalry in 1916.  He served on the Mexican Border between 1916 and 1917, was graduated from the Command and General Staff School in 1930 and the Army War College in 1936.  He was assigned as assistant Chief of Staff for Supply at the Western Defense Command 1941-1943.  He was promoted to Brigadier General in February 1943 and assumed the duties of Deputy Commander of the Alaskan Department from 1943 until 1944.  At the end of WWII, he reverted to the rank of Colonel.  Somewhere out there, somebody owns a Colt Model 380 ACP Serial Number M137653 issued to Brigadier General Whittaker.  It would be nice to put it all back together.  The swords are fairly typical of the period.  The Officer's Dress Sword is typically marked with an eagle and a US.  His name F. Whitaker is engraved in the etched panel and the blade is near perfect. The Patton Cavalry Saber has a very nice blade that is only picking up staining and has seen moderate use, with some wear to the exterior.  SOLD!!