Lot 379: Fighter pilot (1920–1945) known as the highest-scoring air ace of the United States, having shot down at least 40 Japanese aircraft during World War II; he was killed in a crash while working as a Lockheed test pilot. Fountain pen signature, "Richard J. Bong," on the reverse of an off-white 3.5 x 2 business card for O. C. Claus, editor of the Wisconsin Veteran. Encapsulated in a plastic PSA/DNA authentication holder. In very good condition, with light vertical creases to the center and trivial soiling.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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