John L Smith
19 victory ace with VMF 223
Awarded the Medal of Honor
Smith was the 6th highest scoring US Marine Corps Ace in the PTO
Smith died in 1972 and his signature, even post war is extremely rare
see his story here
5" by 7"
see a larger scan here
See another John L Smith we sold here
Here is a letter Smith sent to the fellow who orginally made this photo.
Photo copy of this letter comes with the photo
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