LT. COL. WILLIAM H. WESCOTT - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 266864
Sale Price $72.00
WILLIAM H. WESCOTT
First Day Cover honoring the casting of a free ballot signed by the Korean War Ace
First Day Cover signed: "William H. Wescott", 6½x3½. First Day Cover honoring the casting of a free ballot, postmarked Saint Louis, Missouri, December 8, 1977, one 1-cent Jefferson stamp and four 3-cent ballot box stamps affixed, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. William H. Wescott (1932-1986) was a U.S. Airforce ace during the Korean War. On April 26, 1952, Wescott scored his fifth aerial victory, thus becoming the twelfth ace of the Korean War. His F-86 Saber Jet, "Lady Francis," had also been flown by World War II/Korean War ace Frances "Gabby" Gabreski for one of his five kills in Korea. Wescott was awarded a silver star for his gallantry during the war, particularly for his air attack against enemy forces on April 1, 1952, when he destroyed two enemy aircrafts while under fire. Fine condition.
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