BUD (KENNETH REED POOL) POOL - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 225400
Sale Price $72.00
BUD (KENNETH REED POOL) POOL
This card is signed by the World War II flying ace who shot down five enemy planes within the same year
Signature: "Bud Pool" in black ink. 5x3. Kenneth "Bud" Pool (b. 1923) was a World War II flying ace. After attending a few years at Colorado A&M University he was enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He graduated from flight training a year later and was commissioned a second lieutenant then joined the 318th Fighter Group in Hawaii in March, 1943. He entered combat with the 35th Fighter Squadron, 8th Fighter Group at Finschaven, New Guinea in January, 1944. In his first action, Second Lieutenant Pool shot down two Japanese A6M3 Type 32 Zeros. He became an ace on November 6, 1944 when he shot down a single Nakajima Ki-61 Hien, codenamed "Tony", while flying from an airfield on Morotai. Pool was credited with 5 confirmed victories and 1 probable, and was the recipient of 2 Bronze Stars, 4 Distinguished Flying Crosses, and 3 Air Medals. Corners slightly rounded. Otherwise, fine condition.
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