"FIRST MARINE ACE By ROY GRINNELL
Limited Edition of 1250: $175
Signed by Marion Carl and Artist: $175
Marion Carl was based on Midway for the first seven months
of the war with VMF221. During the battle of Midway, Carl was lucky to survive VMF221s only combat of and managed to
destroy his first enemy aircraft a Zero, on June 4th 1942.
Marion Carl Joined VMF 223 and was with the Squadron
when on August 20th 1942 it became the first fighter group
to operate from the newly captured airfield on Guadalcanal.
Flying a F4F-4 Wildcat Marion became the first Marine Ace
downing three bombers and another Zero over Guadalcanal
on August 24th. When Marion left Guadalcanal in October
his victory score stood at 11.5 Japanese aircraft destroyed.
The 223rd Squadron re-equiped with F4U Corsairs and
Marion destroyed a Kawasaki Ki-61 Tony and another Zeke,
in the New Britain area, ending the war with 18.5 confirmed.
Hand signed by the Ace MARION CARL and artist ROY GRINNELL
Overall size of this lithograph is 24" x 30."
1250 Signed and Numbered limited edition lithographs. $175 each
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