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List: Top Ten United States Fighter Pilots in Second World War

Date: June 2006

Source: Wikipedia

Base: All American fighter pilots (USAAF) in World War II with a confirmed 'Victory'

Notes: Different air forces had different methods of tallying a 'Victory' (i.e. plane shot down) so figures cannot be compared fairly across the nations. Richard "Dick" Ira Bong (September 24, 1920 - August 6, 1945) was the United States' all time "Ace of Aces", for his service record of 40 enemy aircraft shot down during World War II. He flew his combat missions in the Southwest Pacific Theater.

Victories

Pilot

40

Major Richard I. Bong

38

Major Thomas B. McGuire

34

Captain David McCampbell

28

Colonel Francis S. Gabreski

28

Lieutenant Colonel Gregory Boyington

27

Lieutenant Colonel Robert S. Johnson

27

Colonel Charles H. MacDonald

26

Major George E. Preddy

26

Major Joseph J. Foss

25

First Lieutenant Robert M. Hanson


 
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