ALEX VRACIU - US Navy Pilot Signature - USA07


Collector's autograph display featuring the original signature of Commander ALEX VRACIU USN NC DFC - US Navy Fighter Pilot - Hall of Fame Collection.

This famous carrier pilot cut his teeth flying the F6F Hellcat as wingman to Medal of Honor winner, Butch O'Hare. Alex Vraciu claimed his first air victory over Wake Island in 1943, qualifying as an Ace in January 1944. On February 16 he brought down three Zeros and a Rufe in a dogfight during a raid on Truk, but his Air Group Six was forced to retire from the combat zone when Intrepid was torpedoed. Resuming combat aboard the Lexington, he continued to add to his aerial successes, and on June 14 sank a large enemy merchant ship with a direct hit on its stern. He bagged 6 Judy dive Bombers in eight minutes on June 19 during the historic Mariana 'Turkey Shoot', claiming another Zero on the following day. Vraciu was shot down by ground fire in December, ending his war as the fourth-ranking Navy fighter ace with 19 aircraft to his credit.

This mounted ensemble will fit into a generally available, standard size 16 x 12 inch ready made frame. Or alternatively you can order it already fitted into a frame. More information on framing options.

Exclusive to us - this signature ensemble comes with a free, high quality, printed information sheet and a detailed pilot bio - particularly useful if you are giving the ensemble as a gift - more information. 

FREE - pack of 4 top quality aviation Christmas cards included.

Artist:

artwork by Robert Taylor.


From:

Military Signature Archive.




Size:

16 x 12 inches (40 x 30 cm), 17.5 x 13.5 inches including frame.




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