Summer Auction 2019 Sale 76
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Good lot of four books signed by notable military aviators of World War II and later, includes: FREDERICK "BOOTS" BLESSE (1921-2012), U.S. Flying ace of World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Signed and inscribed book, his memoir "Check Six: A Fighter Pilot Looks Back", (Mesa: Champlin Fighter Museum Press), 1987, 178pp. 8vo. Blesse signs on the front flyleaf in black ink, adding a dedication and his rank. Shows slight bumps to the dust jacket, else very good. WITH: JOHN THOMAS BLACKBURN (1912-1994), U.S. Navy fighter ace credited with 11 kills. Signed and inscribed book, his memoir "The Jolly Rogers", (New York: Orion Books), 1989, 270pp. 8vo. He signs on the title page in black ink, adding a dedication and the place and date "Jax Fla 10/25/91". Very good to fine. WITH: ANN B. CARL, WASP and military test pilot who became the first woman to fly a jet aircraft while testing the Bell YP-59. Signed book, her memoir "A WASP Among Eagles", (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press), 132pp. 8vo. Carl signs on the front flyleaf in black ink, adding a dedication. Very good to fine. WITH: SCOTT O'GRADY (b. 1965), USAF fighter pilot who was shot down over Bosnia and evaded Serb forces for a week before rescue by U.S. Marines. Signed book, his memoir "Return with Honor", (New York: Doubleday), 1995, First Edition, 206pp. 8vo. Grady signs on the conclusion in black ink, adding a dedication and "God Bless". Fine. Four pieces.
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Minimum Bid: $50.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $91.00
Estimate: $100 - $200
Auction closed on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
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