Press Photo, Two Air Race Pilots to Fly at Cleveland - 1947


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Original real press photo, 7x9".  Press release on the back introduces Jimmy DeSanto in the cockpit of a P-38 owned by Tom Matthews (left).  DeSanto crashed his own airplane and parachuted to safety three days earlier and Matthews is lending his P-38 for DeSanto to fly in the Thompson Trophy Race. Release is dated 28 Aug 1947.  Very good condition, one emulsion streak not affecting the image and light bottom margin wrinkles.