COMMANDER ALEXANDER VRACIU - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 347826
Sale Price $90.00
The flying ace who served in WWII signed this card in black ink
Signature: “Alex Vraciu/ CDR, USN (Ret.)/ 19 Victories”. 3½x2. Alexander Vraciu (1918-2015) was the Navy's fourth highest scoring ace of World War II, notching 19 kills. On June 19, 1944, during the Battle of the Philippine Sea ("the Marianas turkey shoot"), Vraciu shot down 6 Japanese planes in a span of 8 minutes. Shot down over the Philippines later that year, he led a band of Philippine guerrillas until linking up with U.S. forces. His decorations included the Navy Cross. After the war, Vraciu was a test pilot and squadron commander, winning the Navy's gunnery competition in 1957. Fine condition.
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