BRIGADIER GENERAL ROBERT L. "SCOTTY" SCOTT - HAND/FOOT PRINT OR SKETCH SIGNED - HFSID 288392
Sale Price $225.00
ROBERT L. SCOTT
Tracing of his left hand, on which Scott mentions his China command of World War II
Hand Print signed: "Bob Scott/23rd Ftr. Gp./China 1942", 7½x10. (1908-2006), assigned to routine air transport duties in the China-Burma-India Theatre of World War II, commandeered a P-40 fighter and began flying missions as a "Flying Tiger." At the request of Chinese President Chiang Kai-shek, he was placed in command of the newly formed 23rd Fighter Group in 1942. He became one of the wars earliest US aces, shooting down 13 planes (1942-1943). His post-war commands included the Jet Fighter School and the 36th Fighter-Bomber Wing in Germany. Scott retired as a Brigadier General in 1957, but continued to flying, piloting a B-1 bomber on his 89th birthday. He wrote a dozen books, the most famous of which was God Is My Co-Pilot, made into a film. Ink note (unknown hand) on verso. Fine condition
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