MAJOR GENERAL CARROLL W. MCCOLPIN - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 190312
Sale Price $144.00
CARROLL W. McCOPLIN
B/w photo of McCoplin sitting in a United States Air Force uniform in front of a United States flag. McCoplin once wore a British RAF uniform as an American volunteer during World War II.
Inscribed photograph signed "Bill Stanhope/Have a/Happy!!!/C.W. McCoplin". B/w 7¾x9¾ overall, 7½x9½ image, one surface. McColpin (1914-2003, born in Buffalo, New York) had a 28-year military flying career without formal training. In WWII, McColpin, an American, volunteered for the RAF and served as a Flight Lieutenant who downed six ME-109s in 1941. When his Eagle Squadron merged with the USAAF in 1942, he was a Major and commanded the 4th Fighter Group's 336 Flight Squadron. In 1944 he downed (unconfirmed) three FW-190s. He served the U.S. Air Force after the war eventually becoming Commander of the Fourth Air Force. He retired in 1968 as Major General. Lightly toned and rippled. Corners on right side slightly creased. Signature is faint but legible. Otherwise in fine condition.
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