Rare Wwii Usaaf Republic P-43a Lancer 8 X 10 Famous Pilot
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Rare Wwii Usaaf Republic P-43a Lancer 8 X 10 Famous Pilot :
Copy of Original
World War II
U.S. Army Air Forces Personal Wartime Photo
Rare New Mexico Original Estate Find
55th Fighter Group Pilot
Original Large Format B&W Photo
8" x 10"
[7-3/4" x 10-3/4" exact image size]
ThisDoes Not Exist Anywhere Else..!!!
classic and uniquely original WWII 55th Fighter Group
fighter pilot, squadron and eventual 55th FG commander (9 total
victories - 3 aerial and 6 on the ground) pilot's/general officer's in
flight photo from sometime in late 1944 probably in the fall during the time of the Battle of the Bulge when the
55th was flying P-51D Mustang. This was his personal aircraft with his wife's name on it, "Millie P", with 2 victories marked on it just under the side of the windscreen, and before he got his last aerial victory in 1945, which was a Me-262 jet.
In his continuing career in the US Air Force he eventually rose to the rank of major general (two stars) in command of the Special Weapons Group here at Kirtland AFB until his retirement in the summer of 1972.
The photo is for reference/provenance purposes only. I may be able to supply the winner with a black and white digital (copy) photo of this famous veteran in a Air Medal ceremony during WWII if so desired.
Condition Note: This reproduction photo (from the original which is not for sale) is in Very Fine+++++ to near like new condition. The last picture is of the original wartime photo of this pilot next to the same plane (not included). (Please check the close up photos carefully!). ....
Please ask all questions prior to offerding if you can.. Thanks!
This reproduction of the original unframed photo will
be packaged flat on cardboard for safe shipment! The shipping cost
includes insurance. If the buyer wishes to have the photo rolled and
shipped in a tube, please contact me before offerding in this case!
Economy shipping $3.95 (uninsured) and expedited shipping $6.95 (insured). Please wait for the invoice for any combined postage! Other shipping options may be available - please email for details..!
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