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Lot 95. Steve Pisanos. (Born 1919). USAF Colonel (retired) who served successfully as a fighter pilot with the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and the United States Air Force (USAF) 4th Fighter Group in World War II, having been credited with 10 victories and thus considered an ace. On March 5, 1944, he obtained his 10th victory, and while returning from that B-17 escort mission to Limoges and Bordeaux, France his plane crash-landed in France. For six months he evaded the Germans and worked with the French Resistance and the American OSS sabotaging the German war machine in occupied France. By the end of his career in 1974, he received 33 decorations and distinctions. He is author of the book The Flying Greek, where he has meticulously recorded all of his personal adventures and detailed war fighting experiences.

8x10 black and white photo of Pisanos wearing his World War II flight outfit signed later in black felt pen.

In very good condition.

MB. $15. Est. $55

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