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    Fighting Tiger Ace "Tex" Hill Original Artwork Signed, " To Ed Harris all the best to a fellow aviator 'Tex' Hill C.O. 23 Ftr. Gp. 1943-1944". Hand drawn and colored image on canvas of an American Flying Tiger bursting through a Chinese seal with two shredded Japanese flags in its claws. This stunning presentation piece measures 20.0" x 18.0" and is bordered " 23rd FIGHTER GROUP CHINA 1942-1943". The donor, David Lee "Tex" Hill, was one of World War II's prominent aces in the Pacific Theater with over 18 kills to his credit. Hill originally flew with Claire Chennault's Flying Tigers before Pearl Harbor as a member of the American Volunteer Group in China. Fine condition. Framed to 25.5" x 24.0" overall. Included with the above is a printed tribute to American Aviators beneath a large American flag in color, 8.5" x 12.0". The text is presented in French and six Oriental languages. Light soiling, Very Good condition. Framed to 12.5" x 15.5" overall. Completing this Flying Tiger grouping are nine snapshot photos, both vintage and contemporary. Good condition overall. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
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