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BRIGADIER GENERAL ROBIN OLDS - INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED - HFSID 290481

 
ROBIN OLDS
Color image of the only ace to score kills in nonconsecutive wars, inscribed to an "Air Force supporter"
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Richard Calow/Best wishes for an/Air Force supporter/Robin Olds/B Gen USAF". Color, 8x10. In August 1944, Robin Olds (1922-2007) became an ace after his first two combat missions, claiming two FW-190s on the 14th and three Me-109s on the 25th. He ended WWII with 13 victories. In September 1966, Olds became commanding officer of the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing at Ubon, Thailand. In 1967, he shot down four MiGs. General Olds is the only ace with air-to-air victories in nonconsecutive wars. Promoted to Brigadier General, General Olds became Commander of Cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1968. Olds, who retired in 1973, was married to Hollywood actress Ella Raines from 1947 until her death in 1988. Corners and edges lightly worn. Otherwise, fine condition.


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BRIGADIER GENERAL ROBIN OLDS
Born: July 14, 1922 in Honolulu, Hawaii
Died: June 14, 2007 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado




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