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BRIGADIER GENERAL JAMES R. "ROBBIE" RISNER - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 266852

JAMES R. "ROBBIE" RISNER A First Day Cover honoring William T. Piper, signed as "Robbie Risner" First Day Cover signed: "Robbie Risner", 6½x3½. FDC honoring William T. Piper, 40-cent Piper Airmail stamp affixed, postmarked Denver, CO, May 17, 1991, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE.

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JAMES R. "ROBBIE" RISNER
A First Day Cover honoring William T. Piper, signed as "Robbie Risner"
First Day Cover signed: "Robbie Risner", 6½x3½. FDC honoring William T. Piper, 40-cent Piper Airmail stamp affixed, postmarked Denver, CO, May 17, 1991, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Biography of Piper imprinted on verso. James R. "Robbie" Risner (1925-2013) of the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing, shot down eight MiG-15s over Korea. In April 1965, while flying in combat over North Vietnam, he was shot down but rescued. Five months later, in September 1965, Risner was shot down a second time and captured. A Prisoner of War for seven years, Risner was the senior Air Force officer held at the infamous "Hanoi Hilton". He was finally repatriated in February 1973. Before Risner retired as a Brigadier General in 1976, he was Commander of the USAF Tactical Fighter Weapons Center at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. Pencil notes (unknown hand) on verso, which is lightly soiled. Fine condition.

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