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Sky-struck since his childhood on a Wisconsin farm, Richard Ira Bong, the top US fighter pilot in the war, earned his pilot's license before enlisting in the Army Air Corps. In flight training in California he annoyed - and impressed - his superiors with stunts like buzzing San Francisco office buildings and blowing laundry off an Oakland clothesline. In 2 weeks of combat, Bong downed 5 Japanese planes, earning himself "ace" status. By early November he was up to 21 victories.

Sky-struck since his childhood on a Wisconsin farm, Richard Ira Bong, the top US fighter pilot in the war, earned his pilot's license before enlisting in the Army Air Corps. In flight training in California he annoyed - and impressed - his superiors with stunts like buzzing San Francisco office buildings and blowing laundry off an Oakland clothesline. In 2 weeks of combat, Bong downed 5 Japanese planes, earning himself "ace" status. By early November he was up to 21 victories.

Poplar, Wisconsin in Wisconsin  Home of Richard Ira Bong America's Ace of Aces

Poplar, Wisconsin in Wisconsin Home of Richard Ira Bong America's Ace of Aces

American fighter pilot, Major Richard Ira Bong (Richard Ira Bong, 1920-1945), was awarded the Medal of Honor (Medal of Honor) - U.S. highest...

American fighter pilot, Major Richard Ira Bong (Richard Ira Bong, was awarded the Medal of Honor (Medal of Honor) - U. Ace of Ace's Richard Bong

Fighter pilots are perhaps the deadliest yet most detached warriors to ever engage in battle. Those who possessed the best maneuvering traits, spatial awar

10 Deadliest World War II Fighter Pilots

pilot Dick Bong, highest-scoring US ace with 40 kills, all on in the Pacific. He was killed while testing a jet fighter in Aug 1945

Part II. The P-38 "Lightning," and Major Richard Ira Bong (1920 - 1945) He was a skilled P-38 fighter pilot, credited with 40 kills. He flew in the 9th Fighter Squadron, 49th Fighter Group. Major Bong was one of the two top scoring fighter "Aces" of WWII, and was the recipient of the Medal of Honor.

Part II. The P-38 "Lightning," and Major Richard Ira Bong (1920 - 1945) He was a skilled P-38 fighter pilot, credited with 40 kills. He flew in the 9th Fighter Squadron, 49th Fighter Group. Major Bong was one of the two top scoring fighter "Aces" of WWII, and was the recipient of the Medal of Honor.

Ace of Aces: The Story of Fighter Pilot Dick Bong  -- Kindle only (~88 pages) -- The illustrious career of Richard Ira "Dick" Bong, P-38 fighter pilot and America's highest-scoring air Ace. #WWII

Ace of Aces: The Story of Fighter Pilot Dick Bong -- Kindle only pages) -- The illustrious career of Richard Ira "Dick" Bong, fighter pilot and America's highest-scoring air Ace.

America's "Ace of Aces" Lt. Richard Ira Bong, 9th Fighter Squadron, 49th Fighter Group in a P-38G Lockheed 'Lightning' in Papua New Guinea on 6 March 1943 (probably on Schwimmer Field near Port Moresby)

America’s “Ace of Aces” Lt. Richard Ira Bong, Fighter Squadron, Fighter Group in a Lockheed ‘Lightning’ in Papua New Guinea on 6 March 1943 (probably on Schwimmer Field near Port Moresby) On 14 November 1942 he was re-assigned to the.

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