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Description: United States Air Force pilot Francis “Gabby” Gabreski (1919-2002) has signed a label tipped onto the front free end paper of his biography, Gabby: A Fighter Pilot’s Life. This first edition book was written by Carl Molesworth and has a foreword written by General James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle.

Gabby Gabreski was the top American fighter ace in World War II and a jet fighter ace in the Korean War. Although best known for his credited destruction of 34½ aircraft in aerial combat and being one of only seven U.S. combat pilots to become an ace in two wars, Gabreski was also one of the Air Force’s most accomplished leaders. In addition to commanding two fighter squadrons, he had six command tours at group or wing level, including one in combat in Korea, totaling over 11 years of command and 15 overall in operational fighter assignments.

Black cloth spine with white lettering and blue paper over boards, 277 pages, includes several pages of black and white photographic reproductions. In original illustrated dust jacket. Published in 1991 by Orion Books in New York. 9 1/4″ x 6 1/4″. Item #A01813R

Condition: Book is in fine condition.