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by ZAMPERINI, Louis (1917-2014)

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This American distance runner at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin served as USAAF bombardier in WW2, was captured and tortured in a Japanese POW camp; a bestselling 2010 biography of him, "Unbroken," spawned a 2014 film of the same name and two sequels. Color PS, 4" X 6", n.p., n.y. [printed 9/15/11 on verso]. Fine. Against a white background,… Read more
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by BAKER, Newton D. (1871-1937)

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This attorney and Democratic politician served as Cleveland mayor (1912-15) but most importantly as President Woodrow Wilson's influential Secretary of War (1916-21) during the tumultuous World War One years. TDS (mimeograph), 6pp (rectos only), 8½" X 11", n.p., n.y. Very good. Lightly age toned; two original horizontal fold lines (not weakened); staple holes at upper left. Untitled typescript of… Read more
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by BANKEY, Ernest I., Jr. (1920-2009)

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This U.S. Air Force officer with the 385th Fighter Squadron earned the title "ace in a day" on December 27, 1944 when during the Battle of the Bulge he shot down five enemy airplanes over Germany; he is credited with 9.5 aerial victories in World War Two. PS, 10" X 8", n.p., n.y. Fine. Flat-finish small printed photograph of… Read more
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by WALSH, Kenneth A. (1916-98)

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This Medal of Honor-winning U.S. Marine Corps officer downed 21 enemy planes in World War Two, making him the fourth ranking USMC fighter Ace. PS, 8" X 10", n.p., n.y. Fine. Handsome, high-quality glossy modern reproduction of a candid WW2-era shot of a smiling Walsh standing in front of his plane, inscribed and signed boldly in black fineline at… Read more
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by BLAKESLEE, Don (1917-2008)

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No U.S.A.A.F. officer faced off with Luftwaffe aces more than this fighter pilot, with 1,000 combat hours and 500 operational sorties; he claimed 15.5 victories over Europe, mostly with the 4th Fighter Group of the 335th Sighter Squadron. Choice PS, heavy stock glossy 8" X 10", n.p., n.y. Fine. High-quality modern print of a WW2-era closeup showing Blakeslee in… Read more
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by DeHAVEN, Robert M. (1922-2008)

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This U.S.A.A.F. officer downed 14 enemy aircraft over the Pacific in 1943-44 with the 7th Fighter Squadron of the 49th Fighter Group; he appeared in three small film roles post-war, then became test pilot and personal pilot for Howard Hughes. PS, heavy stock glossy 8" X 10", n.p., n.y. Fine. High-quality modern print of a WW2-era scene showing a… Read more
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by DREW, Urban (1924-2013)

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Not until 1983 was it proven and a decoration awarded to the only U.S.A.A.F. ace to down two German jet-powered aircraft in a single mission; he is credited with downing six enemy aircraft late in the war with the 375th Fighter Squadron of the 361st Fighter group, including the largest aircraft in the world, a plane that Hitler supposedly… Read more
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by KAWATO, Masajiro "Mike" (1925-2008)

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This Imperial Japanese Navy fighter ace is credited with shooting down 19 Allied aircraft, most notably that of "Pappy" Boyington of the Black Sheep Squadron in 1944; he later became a U.S. citizen and met and befriended Boyington. PS, heavy stock glossy 8" X 10", n.p., n.y. Fine. Handsome modern reproduction of a WW2-era informal full-length shot of Kawato… Read more
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by GREINER, Georg (1920-2014)

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This lieutenant colonel with the Luftwaffe's distinguished Night Fighter Wing was a night fighter ace and squadron commander who racked up 51 aerial victories during World War II, earning him the Knight's Cross. PS, 4" X 6", n.p., n.y. Fine. Modern glossy print of an informal WW2-era portrait of Greiner in uniform and wearing his Knight's cross, handsomely signed… Read more
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by VRACIU, Alexander (1918-2015)

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The U.S. Navy's fourth-ranking fighter ace of World War Two once downed six Japanese dive bombers within eight minutes, ending the war with 19 downed enemy planes and another 21 destroyed on the ground. PS, glossy heavy stock 10" X 8", n.p., n.y. Fine. Modern reproduction of a vintage shot showing a smiling Vraciu in full flight gear climbing… Read more
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by BRUELAND, Lowell K. (1919-2012)

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His lengthy career lasted through the Korean War and Cold War into the Vietnam War, but during World War Two this fighter ace commanded the 355th Fighting Squadron and is credited with bringing down about 14 enemy aircraft. PS,10" X 8", n.p., n.y. Fine. Heavy, glossy, high-quality modern reproduction of an informal WW2-era shot showing a smiling Brueland in… Read more
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by MORGAN, John C. (1914-91)

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After serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force, this Texan bomber pilot joined the 326th Bomb Squadron of the 92nd Bomb Group in England in 1943 and soon after took part in a mission that earned him the Medal of Honor; shot down later, he became the only POW who had already earned the MOH; a character in the… Read more
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by GABRESKI, Francis S. "Gabby" (1919-2002)

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The top USAAF fighter ace in Europe during World War Two is credited with downing 35 enemy aircraft and was one of only seven who became an ace in two wars (Korea); he was also an accomplished commander of several fighter groups. Color IPS, glossy 8" X 10", n.p., n.y. Fine. Modern reproduction of a great pose of a… Read more
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by FOSS, Joe (1915-2003)

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This U.S. Marine Corps fighter ace is credited with 26 aerial victories, and his actions during the Guadalcanal Campaign earned him the Medal of Honor; postwar, he was elected Republican governor of South Dakota (1955-59), that state's youngest ever, and in 1959 he was named first commissioner of the American Football League, serving until 1966; he then pursued a… Read more
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by GORDON, Don (1920-2010)

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Nicknamed "Flash," this U.S. Navy fighter ace brought down seven Japanese aircraft and headed the Enterprise Fighter Group better known as the "Grim Reapers." PS, 8" X 10", n.p., n.y. Fine. Heavy, glossy, high-quality modern reproduction of a handsome closeup of Gordon in his cockpit flashing a killer smile, boldly signed "CAPT Don Gordon (7) / VF-10" in black… Read more
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by SCHMIDT, Winfried (1915-2009)

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This Luftwaffe officer and fighter ace is credited with 19 victories in around 150 missions, including the Battle of Britain and in Russia; he was wounded several times and awarded the Knight's Cross. PS, 3½" X 6", n.p., n.y. Fine. Glossy modern reproduction of a WW2-era head-and-shoulders portrait of a young Schmidt in uniform wearing a smile and… Read more
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by BARTH, George B. "Bitt" (1897-1969)

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This son of a West Point graduate U.S. Army general became-- a West Point graduate U.S. Army general! He served as Chief of Staff with the 90th Infantry Division in World War Two and as commanding officer of the 357th Infantry Regiment, earning a Distinguished Service Cross for "extraordinary heroism" at Normandy in 1944; in the Korean War he… Read more
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by MUSCARELLO, Carl S. (1927-?)

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Famed "Life" photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt's even more famed August 14, 1945 V-J Day photograph showing a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square has caused a sensation in recent years, with half a dozen men and several women claiming to be the sailor and the nurse -- but this sailor and later New York policeman's claim is among the… Read more
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by FRIEDRICH KARL OF PRUSSIA, Prince (1828-85)

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The grandson of King Frederick William III of Prussia was himself a military officer who rose through the ranks to field marshal, serving notably in the Second Schleswig War of 1864, the Austro-Prussian War and the Franco-Prussian War. DS in German, 1p, 8½" X 14", Berlin, Germany, 29 June 1863. Very good. Faintly age toned and with original folds… Read more
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by CRONJE, Pieter A. (1836-1911)

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This general with the South African Republic made a reputation during the First Boer War (1880-81), but suffered a humiliating defeat in the Second Boer War (1899-1902) at the Battle of Paardeberg in 1900 in which he surrendered and was captured with his wife and more than 4,000 troops. Large, bold signature in black ink on a 3½" X… Read more
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