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COLONEL RALPH S. PARR - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 06/30/1990 - HFSID 190282

RALPH PARR The highly decorated military pilot signs this handwritten letter to a Mr. Stanhope Autograph letter signed: "Ralph Parr" in black ink. 5x8. June 30, 1990, to "Dear Mr.

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RALPH PARR
The highly decorated military pilot signs this handwritten letter to a Mr. Stanhope
Autograph letter signed: "Ralph Parr" in black ink. 5x8. June 30, 1990, to "Dear Mr. Stanhope", in full: "Been in Florida for a while but to get back to your questions as to any situations that stick in your mind, you need to realize that, any time the grim Reaper is breathing on you, you are apt to remember it vividly. Enclosed is a flyer that gives a highly condensed version of my first flight. (No, I don't sell them or get a cut.) It's just to give you an idea of how adrenaline gets flowing. This engagement took place on 7 June 53. Sincerely". Ralph Sherman Parr, Jr. (1924-2012) was an American double-flying ace of the Korean War. He was credited with a total of ten downed enemy aircraft. He also flew in World War II and the Vietnam War, and is the only person to have been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and the medal that replaced it, the Air Force Cross. He flew in the Pacific during the last year of the Second World War. In the Korean War he flew Lockheed F-80 Shooting Stars, then North American F-86 Sabres, managing to shoot down a total of ten enemy aircraft. On July 27, 1953, the day of the armistice, Captain Parr scored the last aerial 'kill' of the War by shooting down a Soviet Navy Ilyushin Il-12. In Vietnam, Parr served as a McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II squadron commander. Lightly toned. Corners rounded. Pencil note (unknown hand) on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.

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