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About 25 years ago, my former secretary provided me with these autographs. Her father was a WW2 fighter pilot and knew I was a fan of aviation. He had Hub Zemke and Bob Johnson sign these photographs, which I believe were from a pamphlet that was issued to the attendees. Anyway, I thought they were pretty cool and that you guys would like them. For the life of me, I can't remember my secretary's last name!

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Forgot to mention that the autographs were obtained at a convention of former WW2 fighter pilots....

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Was able to recall the last name of my former secretary - Holtmeier. From there, I was able to locate her father, Herbert R. Holtmeier. According to his obituary (1995), he flew as a wingman for Gabreski and Johnson with the 61st Fighter Squadron! Would explain why he was at a reunion with Zemke and Johnson!

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Cool! I wrote to Gabreski when I was a kid and he sent me a great autographed 8 X 10 and a handwritten letter. Very nice man!

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  • 4 weeks later...

Pretty cool!

 

-Ski

In Memory Of......
Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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