Lot 934

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(1896 - 1949) Canadian World War I flying ace credited with 35 confirmed victories. War date D.S., 'F.R. McCall', 1p. 4to, France, May 30, 1918, an official 'Combats in the Air' report. In part: '...I dived on an E[nemy] A[ircraft] 2-seater at about 5,000 ft over Fournes-En-Weppes firing a long burst from both guns at about 50 yards range. The observer opened fire on me but collapsed in cockpit when I fired. E.A. went down in a vertical drive completely out of control. When last seen E. A. was still going down over Beaucamp, but I did not see it crash as I was then dived on by some E. A. Scouts'. Cosigned by GEOFFERY H. BOWMAN (1891-1970), a British fighter ace of World War I, later a Group Captain. This document relates to McCall's sixth victory. File holes to the left margin, lightly toned else fine.

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December 8, 2021 10:00 AM EST
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