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Item 302 - Tuskegee Airmen: Charles McGee Catalog 543 (Jan 2019)

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African-American fighter pilot (born 1919) who was one of the Tuskegee Airmen and a career officer in the United States Air Force for 30 years; he flew a total of 409 combat missions in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Three glossy photos of famed Tuskegee airman Charles McGee: a color 8 x 10 portrait of McGee wearing his uniform, signed in thin black felt tip, "Charles E. McGee, TAAF Clan 43F, June 30 1943"; an 8 x 10 photo of McGee standing next to 'Kitten,' his P-51B 42-103968, nicknamed after his wife, signed in thin black felt tip by McGee, who adds: "302 Ptr. Sq., 1944"; and an image of a Robert Bailey painting entitled 'Tuskegee Junction,' signed in thin black felt tip by McGee, who adds: "Fighter Sweep…302 FS.—1944." In overall fine condition. Accompanied by a personal calling card belonging to McGee, who has signed in black ballpoint.

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