Lot 539: Mcelroy, George

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2015-09-16 14:07:33

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Lot 539: Mcelroy George: (1893-1918) Irish-Born Fighter Ace Of World War I Credited With 47 Victories. D.S., G E H Mcelroy, In Pencil, One Page, 4To, N.P., 8Th July 1918. The Partially Printed Document, Completed In Type, Is A Combat Report (Headed Combats In The Air) Completed By Mcelroy Following One Of His Confirmed Victories East Of La Bassee, The Narrative Stating, In Part, €˜Attacked E.A. From Above And Behind Firing About 120 Rounds From 200 Yards Range Silencing Observer. Zoomed Up And Cleared Gun Stoppage And Then Got Position 100 Yards Behind E.A. Fired About 50 Rounds, E.A. Went Down Out Of Control In Slow Spins And Crashed….€™ Countersigned At The Foot By Captain J. P. R. Napier, Commanding No. 40 Squadron Raf Confirming The Victory. Autographs Of Mcelroy Are Extremely Rare In Any Form As A Result Of His Early Death, When Killed In Action, At The Young Age Of 25. One File Hole To The Upper Left Corner, Not Affecting The Text Or Signatures, Vg The Present Document Relates To Mcelroy’S 37Th Aerial Victory.] International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction September 2015 Saturday, 26th September 2015 Estimate: £300-400
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