U.S. Marine Corp Aces,
World War II, 1939-1945
 
 
 
 
Each Pilot is listed alphabetically by last name
     
  Fractional credits are used when a single downing
of an enemy aircraft is credited to more then 1 pilot.
This occurs when a number of pilots are shooting at,
and attacking the same aircraft.
 
 
  AVG=American Volunteer Group, Chinese Air Force
VMF=Marine Corps Fighter Squadron
(N)=Night Fighter Squadron
USAF=U.S. Air Force
VMO=
 
Capt. Joseph J. Foss is the highest scoring marine ace with 28 victories. Most of the victories were achieved in the skies over Guadalcanal in a F4F Grumman Wildcat.
 
   
 
"Number 20 for Joe"
a Limited Edition print
signed by Joe Foss and
painted by Roy Ginnell
can be purchased on-line
by going to store page 3.
 
   
 
Word War II Aces

 
Wartime Rank / Name A-Z Squadron / Group Credits Notes
 
Capt. Donald N. Aldrich VMF-215
20
 
1st Lt. Stuart C. Alley, Jr. VMF-323
5
 
Maj. George C. Axtell, Jr. VMF-323
6
 
Capt. Robert Baird VMF(N)-533
6
 
Maj. Robert M. Baker VMF-121
5
 
Capt. Donald L. Balch VMF-221
5
 
Capt. Frank B. Baldwin VMF-221
5
 
Capt. Oscar M. Bate, Jr. VMF-121, VMF-218
5
 
Lt. Col. Harold W. Bauer VMF-212
11
 
Capt. John F. Bolt, Jr. VMF-214, 39/51 USAF
6
+6 in Korea
Col. Gregory Boyington 1 AVG, VMF-214
22
+2 with AVG
Capt. Richard L. Braum VMF-215
5
 
2nd Lt. William P. Brown, Jr. VMF-311
7
 
Maj. Marion E. Carl VMF-221, VMF-223
18.5
 
Maj. William A. Carlton VMF-212
5
 
Capt. William N. Case VMF-112, VMF-214
8
 
1st Lt. Dean Caswell VMF-221
7
 
Capt. Creighton Chandler VMF-215
6
 
Capt. A. Roger Conant VMF-215
6
 
Capt. Jack E. Conger VMF-223, VMF-212
10
 
Capt. William E. Crowe VMF-124
7
 
Capt. James N. Cupp VMF-213
12
 
Lt. Col. Leonard K. Davis VMF-121
5
 
Capt. Jefferson J. DeBlanc VMF-112, VMF-422
9
 
1st Lt. Phillip C. DeLong VMF-212, VMF-312 K
11.16
+2 in Korea
1st Lt. Joseph V. Dillard VMF-323
6.33
 
Capt. Eugene Dillow VMF-221
6
 
Lt. Col. John F. Dobbin VMF-224
7.5
 
Maj. Archie G. Donahue VMF-112, VMF-451
14
 
Maj. Jefferson D. Dorroh VMF-323
6
 
2nd Lt. Cecil J. Doyle VMF-121
5
 
2nd Lt. Charles W. Drake VMF-323
5
 
Capt. Frank C. Drury VMF-212, VMF-113
6
 
2nd Lt. Dewey F. Durnford, Jr. VMF-323, 335/4 USAF
6.33
+.5 in Korea
Maj. Hugh M. Elwood VMF-212
5.16
 
Maj. Loren D. Everton VMF-212, VMF-113
10.2
 
1st Lt. William Farrell VMF-312
5
 
Capt. Howard J. Finn VMF-124
6
 
Capt. Donald H. Fisher VMF-214
6
 
Lt. Col. Paul J. Fontana VMF-112
5
 
Capt. Kenneth M. Ford VMF-121
5
 
Maj. Joseph J. Foss VMF-121
26
 
Maj. Robert B. Fraser VMF-112
6
 
Capt. Kenneth D. Frazier VMF-223
12.5
 
Capt. William B. Freeman VMF-121
6
 
Lt. Col. Robert E. Galer VMF-224
13
 
Capt. Fred E. Gutt VMF-223
8
 
Capt. Roger A. Haberman VMF-121
6.5
 
Capt. Albert E. Hacking, Jr. VMF-221
5
 
Capt. Sheldon O. Hall VMF-213
6
 
Marine Gunner Henry B. Hamilton VMF-212
7
 
Maj. Herman Hansen, Jr. VMF-122, VMF-112
5.5
 
1st Lt. Robert M. Hanson VMF-214, VMF-215
25
 
Capt. Edwin J. Hernan, Jr. VMF-215
8
 
Maj. George L. Hollowell VMF-224
8
 
1st Lt. William L. Hood, Jr. VMF-323
5.5
 
Capt. John C. Hundley VMF-211
6
 
Maj. Julius W. Ireland VMF-211
5.33
 
1st Lt. Alvin J. Jensen VMF-214, VMF-441
7
 
1st Lt. Charles D. Jones VMF-222
6
 
2nd Lt. Charles Kendrick VMF-223
5
 
Capt. Floyd C. Kirkpatrick VMF-441
5.5
 
Maj. Charles M. Kunz VMF-221, VMF-224
8
 
Capt. Gregory K. Loesch VMF-121
8.5
 
Maj. Herbert H. Long VMF-121, VMF-122, VMF-451
10
 
Capt. Joseph P. Lynch VMF-112, VMF-224
5.5
 
Maj. John B. Maas, Jr. VMF-112, VMF-322
5.5
 
Capt. Christopher L. Magee VMF-214
9
 
Capt. Thomas H. Mann, Jr. VMF-121
9
 
1st Lt. William P. Marontate VMF-121
13
 
Capt. Henry A. McCartney VMO-251, VMF-121, VMF-214
5
 
Capt. Robert W. McClurg VMF-214
7
 
1st Lt. Selva E. McGinty VMF-441
5
 
1st Lt. John McManus VMF-221
6
 
Capt. John L. Morgan, Jr. VMF-213
8.5
 
Capt. Paul A. Mullen VMF-122, VMF-112, VMF-214
6.5
 
2nd Lt. Joseph L. Narr VMF-121
7
 
1st Lt. Jeremiah J. O'Keefe VMF-323
7
 
Maj. Edwin L. Olander VMF-214
5
 
Capt. Donald C. Owen VMF-121, VMF-112
5
 
Maj. Robert G. Owens, Jr. VMF-215
7
 
Lt. Col. Frederick R. Payne, Jr. VMF-212
5.5
 
Capt. James G. Percy VMF-112
6
 
1st Lt. Hyde Phillips VMF-223
5
 
Capt. Francis E. Pierce, Jr. VMF-121
6
 
1st Lt. Jack Pittman, Jr. VMF-221
5
 
2nd Lt. Zenneth A. Pond VMF-223
6
 
Maj. Robert B. Porter VMF-121, VMF(N)-542
5
 
Maj. George H. Poske VMF-212
5
 
Lt. Col. Nathan T. Post, Jr. VMF-122, VMF-221
8
 
Capt. Ernest A. Powell VMF-122
5
 
Capt. Frank H. Presley VMF-121
5
 
1st Lt. Orvin H. Ramlo VMF-223
7
 
Maj. Joseph H. Reinburg VMF-121, VMF-122
7
 
1st Lt. John W. Ruhsam VMF-323
7
 
Maj. Donald H. Sapp VMF-222
10
 
Capt. Hartwell V. Scarborough, Jr. VMF-214
5
 
Capt. Robert B. See VMF-321
5
 
Capt. Harold E. Segal VMF-221, VMF-211
12
 
Capt. Edward O. Shaw VMF-213
14.5
 
Maj. Perry L. Shuman VMF-121
6
 
Capt. Wallace E. Sigler VMF-112, VMF-124, VMF(N)-542
5
 
Lt. Col. John L. Smith VMF-223
19
 
Capt. William N. Snider VMF-221
11.5
 
Capt. Harold L. Spears VMF-215
15
 
Maj. Robert F. Stout VMF-224, VMF-212
6
 
Maj. James E. Swett VMF-221
15.5
 
Capt. Stanley T. Synar VMF-112
5
 
1st Lt. Francis A. Terrill VMF-323
6.08
 
1st Lt. Franklin C. Thomas, Jr. VMF-211
9
 
Capt. Wilbur J. Thomas VMF-213
18.5
 
Maj. Eugene A. Trowbridge VMF-223
6
 
Capt. Herbert J. Valentine VMF-312
6
 
1st Lt. Milton N. Vedder VMF-213
6
 
1st Lt. Robert Wade VMF-323, 16/51 K
7
+1 in Korea
Capt. Kenneth A. Walsh VMF-124, VMF-222
21
 
Maj. Arthur T. Warner, Jr. VMF-215
8
 
Lt. Col. Gregory J. Weissenberger VMF-213
5
 
1st Lt. Albert P. Wells VMF-323
5
 
1st Lt. Gerard M. H. Williams VMF-215
7
 
Lt. Col. Donald K. Yost VMF-121, VMF-351
8
 
Maj. Michael R. Yunck VMO-251, VMF-311
5
 
   
 
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