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Wonderful Autographed Photo and Letter of WWI Flying Ace Eddie Rickenbacker
Item #: L2613
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Here is a wonderful pair of items from one of the most impressive military figures from the 20th century. This is an autographed letter and photograph from World War I flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker. Rickenbacker was born on October 8, 1890 in Columbus, Ohio. He 1st achieved fame being a racecar driver and even participated in 4 of the Indianapolis 500 races. When the United States entered World War I he was placed in the position of being the personal driver for General John J Pershing. Even though this was a safe and secure job his desire was to be a fighter pilot. He was finally allowed to join the 94th Aero Squadron in April 1918. From that time to the end of the war he flew over 300 combat hours. During that time, Rickenbacker shot down 26 enemy airplanes which made him the top ace of the American flyers. After the war, he purchased Indianapolis Motor Speedway as well as Eastern Air Lines. During World War II, he served the military again as an analyst and advisor. He died in Zürich Switzerland on July 27, 1973. This photograph the letter were written to a friend of mine's son, Kevin Kavanogh. The letter is dated from February 6, 1970 and is written from Rickenbacker who was located in New York City. In the letter Rickenbacker thanks Kevin for a letter that he had sent an enclosed the photograph and adds "As requested I was happy to autographed the enclosed photograph taken of me standing beside my small Spad Fighter plane in France during World War I." Both autographs are beautifully done and were a treasured part of Kevin's collection until he passed. You get both the photograph and the letter for $995.

Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
$995.00 USD

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