It took less than three months of World War II action for Bob Goebel to become a Double Ace flying the North American P-51 Mustang. Soon after joining the Group in Italy as a member of the 308th Fighter Squadron, Goebel transitioned to the North American P-51 Mustang with the mission of fighter escort for 15th Air Force heavy bombers. During his combat tour, he destroyed 11 enemy fighters in the air over a 91-day period from 29 May 1944 to 28 August 1944. By the time he completed his first tour in September of 1944, he was 21 years old, had been promoted to captain, had led his squadron of 16 Mustangs into combat 7 times, and twice led an entire group of 48 aircraft into combat. Bob Goebel has hand signed this 8x10 Photo with inscription- Holding Photo of Lt. Herbert Franke, GAF/11 Victories/61 Missions. JSA Authentication #AC92661 and JSA Certificate of Authenticity.