Photograph Signed. Masajiro "Mike" KAWATO.

Photograph Signed.

This Imperial Japanese Navy fighter ace is credited with shooting down 19 Allied aircraft, most notably that of "Pappy" Boyington of the Black Sheep Squadron in 1944; he later became a U.S. citizen and met and befriended Boyington. Item #46617

PS, heavy stock glossy 8" X 10", n.p., n.y. Fine. Handsome modern reproduction of a WW2-era informal full-length shot of Kawato standing in a field in full flight gear, boldly signed in blue fineline in a light area at upper left: "To: Ronald / Mike Kawato / [signature in Japanese characters] / Jan. 31, 1999." A great example.

Price: $150.00

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