New York: Orion Books, 1988. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. 6 1/4 X 9 1/4 Inches. 256 Pages. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #674
Stated 'First American Edition' with full and complete numberline on the copyright page. Scarce copy signed by FIVE of the original "Wolf Pack" members including: Gabby Gabreski (34 1/2 Kills), Bud Mahurin (25 1/2 Kills), Jim Carter (6 Kills), Frank Klibbe (7 Kills) and Robert Rankin (10 Kills). Gabreski was the best American pilot in skies during WWII. Signed by the fighter aces on their custom "56th Fighter Group" sticker page that has been affixed to the ffep of the book (in typical fashion). The "56th Fighter Group" plates were common in the 80's and 90's when the pilots signed for fans and collectors at military shows. This particular plate, being signed by five of the pilots including the #1 Gabreski, is a stand-out.
Original price of $19.95 intact on front flap of DJ. From the cover - "The Story of Hub Zemke and the 56th Fighter Group in the skies over Europe." Hint of wrinkling to DJ spine, else fine.