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Auction Description for Chaucer-Covers: Autograph Auction Military, Sport, Entertainment, Historical
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www.invaluable.co.uk/chaucercovers

Autograph Auction Military, Sport, Entertainment, Historical

by Chaucer Covers & Auctions


712 lots with images

February 21, 2014

Live Auction

INTERNET ONLY AUCTION

Webster House, 24 Jesmond Street

Folkestone, CT19 5QW United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)845 1304 094

Email: sales@chaucercollectables.co.uk

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Brig Robert Scott Signature on colour photograph

Lot 1: Brig Robert Scott Signature on colour photograph

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Description: Brig Robert Scott Signature on colour photograph with signed personal message on reverse. Brigadier General Robert Lee Scott Jr. 'Flying Tiger' ace with 13 confirmed Japanese air victories. Good condition

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Major General Donald J. Straight USAF. Signature

Lot 2: Major General Donald J. Straight USAF. Signature

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Description: Major General Donald J. Straight USAF. Signature on card. Ace with 13+ confirmed air victories. Good condition

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Captain Daniel J. Zoerb USAF. Handwritten letter

Lot 3: Captain Daniel J. Zoerb USAF. Handwritten letter

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Description: Captain Daniel J. Zoerb USAF. Handwritten letter Ace with 7 confirmed air victories. Good condition

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Captain Daniel J. Zoerb USAF. Signature on card.

Lot 4: Captain Daniel J. Zoerb USAF. Signature on card.

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Description: Captain Daniel J. Zoerb USAF. Signature on card. Ace with 7 confirmed air victories. Good condition

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Colonel Hubert 'Hub' Zemke USAAF. Signature on

Lot 5: Colonel Hubert 'Hub' Zemke USAAF. Signature on

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Description: Colonel Hubert 'Hub' Zemke USAAF. Signature on card Ace with 17+ confirmed air victories. Good condition

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Captain Stanley W. 'Swede' Vejtasa USN. Signature

Lot 6: Captain Stanley W. 'Swede' Vejtasa USN. Signature

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Description: Captain Stanley W. 'Swede' Vejtasa USN. Signature on card Member of 'The Grim Reaper' Squadron. Ace with 11 confirmed air victories. Good condition

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Lieutenant Russell L. Reiserer USN Signature on

Lot 7: Lieutenant Russell L. Reiserer USN Signature on

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Description: Lieutenant Russell L. Reiserer USN Signature on card. Ace with 10+ confirmed air victories. Good condition

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Squadron Leader/Captain Robert H. Neale. Signature

Lot 8: Squadron Leader/Captain Robert H. Neale. Signature

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Description: Squadron Leader/Captain Robert H. Neale. Signature on card. AVG 'Flying Tiger' ace with at least 10 confirmed air victories. Awarded the DSO by Britain. Good condition

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Commander Harris E. Mitchell USN. Signature on

Lot 9: Commander Harris E. Mitchell USN. Signature on

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Description: Commander Harris E. Mitchell USN. Signature on card Ace with 10 confirmed victories. Good condition

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Rear Admiral Roger Mehle USN Signature on card Ace

Lot 10: Rear Admiral Roger Mehle USN Signature on card Ace

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Description: Rear Admiral Roger Mehle USN Signature on card Ace with 13 confirmed air victories. Good condition

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Colonel Robert M. DeHaven USAF Signature on card

Lot 11: Colonel Robert M. DeHaven USAF Signature on card

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Description: Colonel Robert M. DeHaven USAF Signature on card Ace with 14 confirmed air victories. Good condition

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Lieutenant Eugene R. Hanks. Signed photograph of

Lot 12: Lieutenant Eugene R. Hanks. Signed photograph of

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Description: Lieutenant Eugene R. Hanks. Signed photograph of USN Navy Cross hero Ace with 6 confirmed air victories. Good condition

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Captain Walter J. Goehausen Jr USAF Signature on

Lot 13: Captain Walter J. Goehausen Jr USAF Signature on

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Description: Captain Walter J. Goehausen Jr USAF Signature on card Ace with 10 confirmed air victories. Good condition

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Lieutenant John R. Galvin USN Signature on pilot

Lot 14: Lieutenant John R. Galvin USN Signature on pilot

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Description: Lieutenant John R. Galvin USN Signature on pilot profile Ace with 7 confirmed air victories. Good condition

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Lieutenant Colonel Joseph M. Forster USAF

Lot 15: Lieutenant Colonel Joseph M. Forster USAF

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Description: Lieutenant Colonel Joseph M. Forster USAF Signature on card Ace with 9 confirmed air victories. Good condition

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Colonel Glenn E. Duncan USAF Signature on card Ace

Lot 16: Colonel Glenn E. Duncan USAF Signature on card Ace

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Description: Colonel Glenn E. Duncan USAF Signature on card Ace with 19 confirmed air victories. Good condition

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Colonel Archie Glenn Donahue USMC Signature on

Lot 17: Colonel Archie Glenn Donahue USMC Signature on

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Description: Colonel Archie Glenn Donahue USMC Signature on card Ace with 14 confirmed air victories. Good condition

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Captain Thaddeus Coleman USN. Signature on card

Lot 18: Captain Thaddeus Coleman USN. Signature on card

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Description: Captain Thaddeus Coleman USN. Signature on card Navy Cross hero with 10 confirmed air victories. Good condition

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Captain Donald S. Bryan USAF Signature on card 13

Lot 19: Captain Donald S. Bryan USAF Signature on card 13

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Description: Captain Donald S. Bryan USAF Signature on card 13 confirmed air victories. Good condition

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Lieutenant Colonel Lowell K. Brueland USAF

Lot 20: Lieutenant Colonel Lowell K. Brueland USAF

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Description: Lieutenant Colonel Lowell K. Brueland USAF Signature on card Ace with 12 confirmed air victories. Good condition

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Major General Frederick C. 'Boots' Blesse USAF

Lot 21: Major General Frederick C. 'Boots' Blesse USAF

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Description: Major General Frederick C. 'Boots' Blesse USAF Signature on card Korean Ace with 10 confirmed air victories. Good condition

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Lieutenant Colonel Oscar Hoffman Coen DFC SDFC

Lot 22: Lieutenant Colonel Oscar Hoffman Coen DFC SDFC

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Description: Lieutenant Colonel Oscar Hoffman Coen DFC SDFC (Us). Handwritten note & air mail envelope Joined 71 'Eagle Squadron. Shot sown over France on 20 October 1941. Picked up b y the Resistance and got across the Pyrenees into Spain, then Gibraltar. Transferred to the USAAF. His claims include 2 confirmed air victories, shared destroyed, probables and damaged. Good condition

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Wing Command Donald Hamilton Smith DFC RAAF

Lot 23: Wing Command Donald Hamilton Smith DFC RAAF

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Description: Wing Command Donald Hamilton Smith DFC RAAF Handwritten letter Malta ace. 5 confirmed air victories. Good condition

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Wing Commander John Rowley Perrin DFC RAAF Typed

Lot 24: Wing Commander John Rowley Perrin DFC RAAF Typed

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Description: Wing Commander John Rowley Perrin DFC RAAF Typed letter Desert war fighter pilot where was wounded in one eye and suffered burns. On 5 April 1941 he claimed 3 Ju87s in a single sortie. Ace with 6 confirmed air victories. Good condition

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Squadron Leader Donald Hindle Mcburnie DFC DFM

Lot 25: Squadron Leader Donald Hindle Mcburnie DFC DFM

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Description: Squadron Leader Donald Hindle Mcburnie DFC DFM RAAF Handwritten note Ace of the Desert War with 5 confirmed air victories. Good condition

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Flight Lieutenant Alan Cecil 'Tiny' Cameron DFM

Lot 26: Flight Lieutenant Alan Cecil 'Tiny' Cameron DFM

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Description: Flight Lieutenant Alan Cecil 'Tiny' Cameron DFM RAAF Handwritten letter Ace with 6 confirmed air victories. Shot down in the desert war. POW Italy Germany. Made a number of escape attempts. Good condition

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Squadron Leader Harvey Nelson Sweetman DFC RNZAF

Lot 27: Squadron Leader Harvey Nelson Sweetman DFC RNZAF

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Description: Squadron Leader Harvey Nelson Sweetman DFC RNZAF Handwritten letter Listed in 'Aces High' with 1 confirmed air victory, a number of probable and damaged, plus 11 V-1s.Good condition

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Wing Commander David John 'Blackie' Williams DSO

Lot 28: Wing Commander David John 'Blackie' Williams DSO

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Description: Wing Commander David John 'Blackie' Williams DSO DFC RCAF Signature On 27/28 August 1942, as pilot of a Hampden bomber, using the fixed pilot's gun he shot down a Ju88, his first victory. Also flew operations in Beaufighter and Mosquito. Ace with 5 confirmed air victories. Good condition

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Flight Lieutenant Guy Elwood Mott DFC RCAF

Lot 29: Flight Lieutenant Guy Elwood Mott DFC RCAF

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Description: Flight Lieutenant Guy Elwood Mott DFC RCAF Handwritten letter Flew combat operations during build up to D-Day between March 1944-July 1944 scored 5 confirmed air victories. Good condition

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Wing Commander Charles Mclaughlin Magwood DFC RCAF

Lot 30: Wing Commander Charles Mclaughlin Magwood DFC RCAF

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Description: Wing Commander Charles Mclaughlin Magwood DFC RCAF Signature Started flying combat operations in 1943. Ace with 5 confirmed air victories. Good condition

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Flight Lieutenant Donald Harold Kimball DFC RCAF

Lot 31: Flight Lieutenant Donald Harold Kimball DFC RCAF

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Description: Flight Lieutenant Donald Harold Kimball DFC RCAF Handwritten note Started flying combat operations in 1944. Ace with 6 confirmed air victories. Good condition

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Squadron Leader Harry James Dowding DFC (Bar) RCAF

Lot 32: Squadron Leader Harry James Dowding DFC (Bar) RCAF

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Description: Squadron Leader Harry James Dowding DFC (Bar) RCAF Handwritten note Began flying combat operations in 1943. Ace with 5 confirmed air victories. Good condition

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Flight Lieutenant Joseph Guillaume Laurent 'Larry'

Lot 33: Flight Lieutenant Joseph Guillaume Laurent 'Larry'

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Description: Flight Lieutenant Joseph Guillaume Laurent 'Larry' Robillard DFM RCAF Good handwritten letter Ace with 7 confirmed victories. Good condition

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Richard Dixie Alexander Good content typed letter

Lot 34: Richard Dixie Alexander Good content typed letter

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Description: Richard Dixie Alexander Good content typed letter simply signed 'DIXIE.' American from Illinois, he joined the RCAF arriving in England he joined the American 133 'Eagle' Squadron and claimed 6 confirmed victories. Awarded the DFC (US). Claimed his 6th victory on May 30, 1944 but his aircraft was then hit by a stray bullet from a B-24 and he crash landed. POW Stalag Luft III. In 1947 he was involved in an accident and his right arm was amputated. Author of 'They Called Me Dixie Good condition

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Squadron Leader Joseph Singleton DSO DFC

Lot 35: Squadron Leader Joseph Singleton DSO DFC

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Description: Squadron Leader Joseph Singleton DSO DFC Handwritten note. Mosquito ace with 7 confirmed victories. Good condition

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Squadron Leader Raymond A. Lallemant DFC (Bar)

Lot 36: Squadron Leader Raymond A. Lallemant DFC (Bar)

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Description: Squadron Leader Raymond A. Lallemant DFC (Bar) Belgian Chevalier de l'Ordre de la Couronne, Legion d'Honneur (France), Order of Merit (Czech). September 14, 1944, hit by ground fire he crashed and was badly burned. Member of the Guinea Pig Club. 5 confirmed air victories. Good condition

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Flight Lieutenant Norman Garston Jones DFC. 6

Lot 37: Flight Lieutenant Norman Garston Jones DFC. 6

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Description: Flight Lieutenant Norman Garston Jones DFC. 6 confirmed air victories. Nice content handwritten letter with references to 'Bob' and Adolf Galland. Good condition

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Wing Commander Angus William Horne DFC AFC

Lot 38: Wing Commander Angus William Horne DFC AFC

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Description: Wing Commander Angus William Horne DFC AFC Handwritten letter 7 confirmed victories. Good condition

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Captain/Flight Lieutenant Ragnar Dogger DFC.

Lot 39: Captain/Flight Lieutenant Ragnar Dogger DFC.

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Description: Captain/Flight Lieutenant Ragnar Dogger DFC. Norwegian, 6 confirmed air victories Good condition

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Squadron Leader Arthur Gordon Conway DFC. Good

Lot 40: Squadron Leader Arthur Gordon Conway DFC. Good

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Description: Squadron Leader Arthur Gordon Conway DFC. Good content typed letter Flew Hurricanes and Spitfires in the Burma campaign. Ace with 7 confirmed air victories against the Japanese. Good condition

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Wing Commander James Pelly-Fry DSO DFC MACCC

Lot 41: Wing Commander James Pelly-Fry DSO DFC MACCC

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Description: Wing Commander James Pelly-Fry DSO DFC MACCC certificate commemorating the epic raid on Dieppe 19 August 1942. Signed by Officer Commanding 88 Squadron 1942-43. Good condition

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Flight Lieutenant John Alexander Cruickshank VC

Lot 42: Flight Lieutenant John Alexander Cruickshank VC

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Description: Flight Lieutenant John Alexander Cruickshank VC MACCC certificate signed by Coastal Command Victoria Cross hero. Good condition

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Sqn Ldr Percival Graham Leggatt 615, 245 & 46

Lot 43: Sqn Ldr Percival Graham Leggatt 615, 245 & 46

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Description: Sqn Ldr Percival Graham Leggatt 615, 245 & 46 Squadron, Battle Britain. Died 2013 Hand written letter. Good condition

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Wing Commander P.P.C. Paddy Barthropp DFC AFC 602

Lot 44: Wing Commander P.P.C. Paddy Barthropp DFC AFC 602

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Description: Wing Commander P.P.C. Paddy Barthropp DFC AFC 602 Squadron Battle of Britain. Handwritten, amusing response to request for signature. On 15th May 1942 he was shot down by Fw109s over St Omer, baled out and taken P.O.W. He was in Stalag Luft III and took part in 'The Great Escape; but was recaptured and fortunate to be spared the fate of 50 of the escapers who were murdered by the Gestapo. PLUS Copy of Paddy's letter to The Times 27, January 1981 complaining about the treatment meted out to the POW's when were freed from captivity and about the pay owed still to them by the RAF. also comment item from The Daily Mail about Paddy's letter of complaint. Good condition

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Squadron Leader Arthur Hazelton Sager DFC RCAF Ace

Lot 45: Squadron Leader Arthur Hazelton Sager DFC RCAF Ace

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Description: Squadron Leader Arthur Hazelton Sager DFC RCAF Ace 6 victories, typed letter with nice content including " Good luck in your search for aces all 283 of them, far too many deserve that title, and I certainly don't! Included in 'Aces High' (1st Edition 1966), the new edition (Grub Street 1994), and the revised edition 1999. Good condition

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Colonel Clarence 'Bud' Anderson Jr USAAF.

Lot 46: Colonel Clarence 'Bud' Anderson Jr USAAF.

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Description: Colonel Clarence 'Bud' Anderson Jr USAAF. Signature on card. Ace with 16 confirmed victories. On February 5, 1944 Bud entered the deadly world of aerial warfare. Flying for nearly a year against the Luftwaffe in battles sometimes involving hundreds of planes he flew 116 missions in his 'Old Crow' P-51 Mustang without ever being hit by enemy aircraft fire. Test pilot after the war. Commanded a squadron of F-86 jets in Korea. In 1970, age 48 he flew 25 combat missions in F-105s in the Vietnam War. Good condition

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Colonel Jefferson Deblanc USMC. Signature on card.

Lot 47: Colonel Jefferson Deblanc USMC. Signature on card.

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Description: Colonel Jefferson Deblanc USMC. Signature on card. Ace with 9 confirmed victories. Medal of Honor winner. Good condition

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Wing Commander Roderick Learoyd VC Hand written

Lot 48: Wing Commander Roderick Learoyd VC Hand written

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Description: Wing Commander Roderick Learoyd VC Hand written letter from Wing Commander Roderick Learoyd VC RAF. With citation for award of The Victoria Cross. Good condition Est. Good condition

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Mr. Charles Wilcox GC Signature and citation. Good

Lot 49: Mr. Charles Wilcox GC Signature and citation. Good

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Description: Mr. Charles Wilcox GC Signature and citation. Good condition

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Mr Harry Errington GC Signature and copy of

Lot 50: Mr Harry Errington GC Signature and copy of

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Description: Mr Harry Errington GC Signature and copy of citation. Good condition

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