HistoryForSale Autographs
Join our email mailing list: 

Print Document Description  Print this page Questions about authenticity? Click Here


Letter describing his Korean War aircraft and combat successes, signed in the return address, in the text, and again in the closing.
Autograph Letter triple signed: "CDR Guy P. Bordelon, Jr./USN, Retd.", "Commander Guy Pierre Bordelon, Jr U.S. Navy Retired," and "Guy P. Bordelon", 1 page, 8½x11. Ruston, Louisiana, 1990 November 3. On letterhead of the Ruston Kiwanis Club to "Dear Mr. Mann", in full: "I received a letter addressed to a Commander Clarence A. Borley, requesting the type 'nose' art utilized on his aircraft. You must have intended this request for a fighter 'ace' and I happen to be one! My name, however, is Guy Pierre Bordelon, Jr., U. S. Navy Retired. I had five night victories in the Korean War and was the only night fighter ace, the only Navy ace, and the only ace flying propeller driven aircraft during the KOWAR. I provide this information 'gratis' in case you were misinformed concerning my name! My A/C was an F4U=FN all-weather version of the famed Corsair built by C. Vought. My nose insignia was a Hawaiian dancing girl painted on a powder blue background on both port and starboard cowl flaps. Take a close look at the enclosed photo [Item not included.] Under the dancing girl was painted in gold "annie-Mo' a pet name for my wife! Nan Papa 21 was Annie Mo! Best regards". US naval aviator Guy P. "Lucky Pierre" Bordelon, Jr. (1922-2002) served in World War II without seeing combat, but made up for that in Korea, achieving ace status with 5 aerial victories in a 17-day span (June 29-July 15, 1953). He flew mostly low-level night bombing missions in a F4U Corsair, the greatest danger coming from ground fire, not enemy aircraft (which were scarce in that environment), but Bordelon found targets. He was the Navy's only Korean War ace, the only nighttime flying ace of that war, and - probably - the last propeller aircraft ace in history. Bordelon remained in the Navy until 1969, teaching survival training to Vietnam-bound pilots and assisting in NASA capsule recovery missions. Multiple mailing folds. Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.

For more documents by these signers click the names below:


This website image contains our company watermark. The actual document does not contain this watermark.
Our Signer Sales Event is Here!!!
Try our Make-An-Offer Feature!
PLUS Free Shipping on Most Purchases   Add to your purchase our informative and authoritative Handbook of Historical Documents for only $19.95 (normally $39.95). This 253 page hardcover volume makes a great gift for anyone interested in the autograph and manuscript collecting field! Click Here for more information.
Act Now as this Promotion Ends 4/22/2018
* Limit one discount per document.
  $540.00 (USD)
Limited-Time-Only Price:   $459.00 (USD)
Price shown is the final price for this document.
Other discounts are not applied to this document

Click here to pop open a floating
Shopper's Currency Converter window.

Make Best Offer on this document

All documents are being offered on a first-come first-serve basis and are sold unframed unless otherwise specified.

This website requires that cookies be enabled in your browser.

Whether looking for corporate, birthday or luxury gifts, nothing makes a more perfect and unique gift than an autographed item for someone special! Imagine the thrill of receiving an autographed item from one's hero or signed on the anniversary of one's birthday. Click here for our Gift Locator Tool.

Born: February 1, 1922 in Ruston, Louisiana
Died: December 19, 2002

<< Previous Page


[ Home ] [ Shopping Cart ] [ Autograph Definitions ] [ Privacy & Security ] [ Terms & Conditions ] [ Contact us ]
Copyright © 2000-2018 Gallery of History Direct. All Rights Reserved.