Auction 102

Lot 40:

WWII US FIGHTER PILOTS (5)

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WWII US FIGHTER PILOTS (5)

1) Chuck Older (1917-2006) and R.T. Smith (1918-1995) WWII fighter aces signed color photograph, 10 x 8 inches.

2) C.E. ‘Bud’ Anderson (1922-2005) Anderson flew two tours of combat against the Luftwaffe in Europe while with the 363d Fighter Squadron of the 357th Fighter Group, based at RAF Leiston, England, and was the group’s third-leading ace with 16.2.5 aerial victories. Signed black-and-white photograph by Bud Anderson, 8.25 x 11 inches.

3) Robert Cardenas (1950 – 2019 ) Signed Letter, July 18, 1947, I believe he made a mistake he meant 1997. The letter talks about his identity being stolen and also about the ‘gathering of eagles.’

4) Homer A. Boushey (1929-1991) In 1943 General Boushey became the Air Corps’ first commander of a jet organization when the 412th Fighter Group was organized on a confidential status at Muroc, California. In 1947 General Boushey led the first over-water flight of jet fighter aircraft when one squadron of P-80 aircraft was transferred from the Philippines to Okinawa. Signed black-and-white photograph 8 x 10 inches.

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