First edition of Red Tails, Black Wings by John B. Holway, signed by Tuskegee Airman, Walter Palmer.
Octavo, [xviii], 345pp. Black hardcover, title stamped in gilt on spine. Stated “First Printing – February 1997” on copyright page. Unread copy. In fine dust jacket, retail price on back panel. Signed by Walter J. Palmer of the Tuskegee Airmen.
Lt. Walter J.A. Palmer flew 158 combat missions with the 100th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group during World War II. He was a member of the Tuskegee Airmen from 1942-1945. He flew P-39’s, P-40’s, P-47’s and P-51’s, logging 400 hours of combat hours during the war. In retirement he wrote Flying With Eagles: Memoirs of an Original Tuskegee Airman. Walter Palmer died in 2009.