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Lot 78. Marion E. Carl. (1915-1998). World War II fighter ace, record-setting test pilot, and naval aviator. During World War II, he became the first-ever Marine Corps ace, running his tally to 16.5 victories, though he was shot down once and was forced to bail out. It is believed that Carl shot down the famous Japanese ace Junichi Sasai over Henderson Field

ALS on 8x6 sheet of paper to a collector. In full, "Have been travelling, also now getting a new business started. Answers to your questions - 1. Always, as far back as I can remember, I wanted to be a pilot. 2. No credit for air craft destroyed on ground. 3. Do not have addresses of other aces here and would not divulge them if I had them. 4. All my war items are going, either to others or museums. Sincerely, Marion E. Carl. P.S. I do not particularly care to relive the past--too busy with the future.

In very good condition.

MB. $35. Est. $125

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