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ALDEN RIGBY - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 266850

ALDEN RIGBY The fighter ace signs this first day cover honoring the Old North Church as part of the Americana Series First Day Cover signed: "Alden Rigby/ 487th Ftr. Sqdn./ 352nd Ftr. Gp./ 5 Air Victories" 6½x3½. First day cover for the Old North Church, Americana Series.

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Condition: slightly creased, otherwise fine condition
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ALDEN RIGBY The fighter ace signs this first day cover honoring the Old North Church as part of the Americana Series First Day Cover signed: "Alden Rigby/ 487th Ftr. Sqdn./ 352nd Ftr. Gp./ 5 Air Victories" 6½x3½. First day cover for the Old North Church, Americana Series. Postmarked Boston, MA, November 14, 1975. 24¢ stamp affixed, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. First Lieutenant Al Rigby (1923-2015), who flew 76 combat missions (a total of 272 combat hours), became an ace while serving with the 487th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group, based at Bodney, England. On January 1, 1945, Rigby was one of twelve pilots in the "Legend of Y-29 Mission", shooting down two Me-109s and two FW-190s. Rigby later served three years of active duty during the Korean conflict with the Air Division in the Air Defense Command. Slightly creased at upper left blank corner. Pencil notes (unknown hand) on verso. Lightly soiled on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.

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