SIGNED BY 46 WWII ACES, INCLUDING JOHN MITCHELL, JOE FOSS, ALEX VRACIU, ROBIN OLDS, AND “TEX” HILL
WHELAN, James R. Hunters in the Sky. Washington, DC, 1991.
First edition of this richly illustrated survey of fighter aces from World War II, from both the Allied and Axis forces. Signed by 46 aces on four specially designed bookplates by P-51 aces, P-38 aces, Pacific Theater aces, and Luftwaffe aces. Several of signers are profiled in the book—including aces Joe Foss, the leading Marine Corps ace of WWII, Alex Vraciu, the fourth-ranking Navy ace of the war, and “Tex” Hill, second-ranking ace of the Flying Tigers, and John Mitchell, who helped shoot down Admiral Yamamoto. $2500.