“28th Air Division” Carroll “Red” McColpin Signed 3X5 Card W/ RARE Stamp COAeBay
|Up for auction “28th Air Division” Carroll “Red” McColpin Signed 3X5 Card W/ RARE Stamp. This piece come authenticated by Todd Mueller, and comes with their COA.
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General Carroll W. McColpin (1914–2003) was
a United States Air Force officer who served
during World War II,
and during the Cold War.
Prior to the United States entry into World War II, in November 1940, he
volunteered for duty with the Royal Air
Force and was commissioned a pilot officer (second lieutenant) in
the RAF before transferring to the United States Army Air Forces in the grade
of major, at London, England, in September 1942. His
decorations include the Legion of Merit, Air Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters
and the British Distinguished Flying Cross. McColpin was credited with 12
kills, 5 probable, and 12 damaged while with the Eagle Squadrons. In both
services he could have claimed a minimum of ten more Luftwaffe aircraft of
mixed types destroyed on the ground by attacking German airfields in France and
Germany. McColpin scored another 8 confirmed kills while in the Army Air Force.