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#1 P-40Warhawk

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 04:55 PM

I'm trying to figure out whose autograph this is, but I can't make heads or tails of the last name, and I enlisted an extra set of eyes and they couldn't read it either, thus I am turning to the forum to see if anyone can read it. I found one possible match, but after staring at the last name I was less sure than I was to start with. I've tried to make the image clearer to aid in identification.

 

The only solid clue I have is that it was from the 1960s (unless it was signed later).

 

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#2 Morlok

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 05:36 PM

Barker? That's a tough one!

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 05:42 PM

F. L. Bowman

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 05:53 PM

F. L. Bowman


Frank L Bowman I second this

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 06:14 PM

Thanks! I can see that as an 'L' now on the second initial. I don't know if it is the same one that I looked up then, since his wiki page says he started service in 1966, and this is on a 1961 dated first day cover commemorating naval aviation.



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Posted 17 November 2017 - 07:25 AM

I think the last name starts with an "R". Also the VADM I think stands for vice admiral so you would be looking for an older fellow.

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 07:55 AM

There are no admirals listed in the 1960 register who would be a match for this signature whether you assume the last name begins with R or B.

 

Can you post the entire item?



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Posted 17 November 2017 - 09:04 AM

Hi, this is the first day cover that it is on.

 

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 09:36 AM

Vice Admiral Frederic Bardshar. A nice example of his signature. Vice Admiral Frederic Abshire Bardshar (20 October 1915 – 13 September 1993) was an American World War II air ace, who later became Commander of United States Navy Task Force 77 and Carrier Division Five during the Vietnam War.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/WWII-Ace-Pilot-Vice-Admiral-Frederic-Bardshar-Signed-Index-Card-/141978315521

 

http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=55224

 

I found the signature doing a google image search for =>  collection of United States Navy Vice Admiral signatures


Edited by aznation, 17 November 2017 - 09:41 AM.


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 11:03 AM

wow! Thanks!!

 

I would never figured it out! Another huge thanks to both AZNATION and everyone else who lent their eyes to figuring this out, thank you all very much!



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Posted 17 November 2017 - 01:00 PM

Wow!  I never would have guessed the last name!




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