U.S. Army Air Force 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
K=Korea
NFS=Night Fighter Squadron
RAF=Royal Air Force
SAF=Spanish Air Force
 

America's "Ace of Aces",
Richard Ira Bong scored
40 victories, 8 probables
and 7 damaged. One of
the P-38 lightings that
Bong flew with the
49th fighter group is
shown on the right.

"Mission Accomplished" recreates the downing by Fighter Ace Rex Barber of the Betty Bomber carrying Japanese Admiral Isoruka Yamamoto, the commander of the combined fleet
and the architect of the attack
on Pearl Harbor.
 
 
Word War II Aces

 
Wartime Rank / Name A-B Squadron / Group Credits Notes
 
Capt. Robert W. Abernathy 350/353
5
 
Maj. Burnell W. Adams 6NFS, 80/8
7
 
Capt. Charles E. Adams, Jr. 95/82
6
 
Capt. Fletcher E. Adams 362/357
9
 
1st Lt. Robert H. Adams 80/8
5
 
Lt. Col. Frank E. Adkins 17/24, 39/35,313/50
5
 
Capt. John M. Ainlay 309/31
8
 
1st Lt. Richard L. Alexander 133 RAF, 2/52
4
+ 1 while with RAF
Lt. Col. John R. Alison 75/23
6
 
Capt. Calvin D. Allen, Jr. 5/52
7
 
Capt. David W. Allen 7/49, 431/47
8
 
1st Lt. William H. Allen 343/55
5
 
1st Lt. Ernest J. Ambort 9/49
5
 
Capt. Robert H. Ammon 503/339
5
 
1st Lt. Dudley M. Amoss 38/55
5.5
 
Capt. Leslie E. Anderson 96/82
5
 
Capt. Charles F. Anderson 335/4
10
 
Maj. Clarence E. Anderson Jr. 363/357
16.25
 
1st Lt. Richard H. Anderson 19/318
5
 
Capt. William Y. Anderson 353/354
7
 
Maj. Stephen W. Andrew 7/49, 486/352
9
 
Capt. Stanley O. Andrews 39/35
6
 
1st Lt. Lester L. Arasmith 530/311
6
 
Capt. David B. Archibald 368/359
5
 
1st Lt. William E. Aron 318/325
5
 
Capt. Richard W. Asbury 382/363, 356/354
5
 
Maj. Robert W. Aschenbrener 8/49
10
 
Capt. Abner M. Aust, Jr. 457/506
5
 
Capt. Eugene D. Axtell 422NFS
5
 
Lt. Col. Donald A. Baccus 359/356
5
 
Capt. Jack A. Bade 44/18
5
 
1st Lt. Ellis C. Baker, Jr. 40/35
6
 
1st Lt. Raymond M. Bank 364/357
5
 
Maj. Ernest E. Bankey, Jr. 383/364
9.5
 
Lt. Col. William M. Banks 342/348
9
 
Maj. Rex T. Barber 70/35, 339/347
5
 
Capt. Robert M. Barkey 319/325
5
 
Capt. Truman S. Barnes 339/347
5
 
Lt. Col. Robert L. Baseler 325FG
6
 
Capt. Albert J. Baumler Kosokov(SAF), 75/23
4
+ 4 with Spanish Air Force
1st Lt. Aaron L. Bearden 459/80
5
 
Capt. Edward H. Beavers, Jr. 503/339
5
 
Maj. Paul S. Bechtel 12/18
4
+ 1 with USMC
Capt. Robert H. Becker 362/357
7
 
Maj. Walter C. Beckham 351/353
18
 
Maj. Don M. Beerbower 353/354
15.5
 
Maj. Duane W. Beeson 334/4
17.33
 
1st Lt. Louis Benne 49/14
5
 
Capt. Joseph H. Bennett 61/56, 336/4
8.5
 
Maj. Walter G. Benz, Jr. 342/348
8
 
Capt. William R. Beyer 376/361
9
 
Capt. Carl G. Bickel 353/354
5.5
 
1st Lt. Edward F. Bickford 356/354
5.5
 
1st Lt. Hipolitus T. Biel 334/4
5.33
 
Maj. Henry S. Bille 357/355
6
 
Maj. Samuel V. Blair 341/348
7
 
Col. Donald J.M. Blakeslee 401,133 RAF, 335/4
11.5
+ 3 while with RAF
Lt. Col. Wayne K. Bickenstaff 350/353
10
 
Maj. Laurence E. Blumer 393/367
6
 
Maj. Donald H. Bochkay 363/357
13.83
 
Capt. Victor E. Bocquin 376/361
5
 
Capt. Hampton E. Boggs 459/80
9
 
Capt. John W. Bolyard 74/23
5
 
Capt. Robert R. Bonebrake 83/78
5
 
Maj. Richard I. Bong 9/49, 5 Fighter Cmd.
40
 
Capt. Stephen J. Bonner, Jr. 76/23
5
 
1st Lt. Robert J. Booth 369/359
8
 
Capt. Ernest O. Bostrom 486/352
5
 
Maj. George E. Bostwick 62,63/56
8
 
Lt. Col. Jack T. Bradley 353/354
15
 
Maj. John L. Bradley 59/33
5
 
Capt. Michael Brezas 48/14
12
 
Lt. Col. John G. Bright 2 AVG, 75/23, 37/14
3
+ 3 with AVG
Lt. Col. Joseph E. Broadhead 362/357
8
 
Capt. James L. Brooks 307/31
13
 
Maj. Gerald Brown 38/55
5
 
1st Lt. Harley L. Brown 55/20
6
 
Maj. Harry W. Brown 47/15, 9/49, 431/475
6
 
Capt. Henry W. Brown 354/355
14.2
 
Maj. Meade M. Brown 340/348
6
 
Maj. Quince L. Brown 84/78
12.33
 
1st Lt. Robert H. Brown 318/325
7
 
Maj. Samuel J. Brown 309,307/31
15.5
 
Capt. James W. Browning 363/357
7
 
Maj. Lowell K. Brueland 355/354, 39/51 K
12.5
+ 2 in Korea
Maj. Donald S. Bryan 328/352
13.33
 
Maj. William E. Bryan, Jr. 503/339
7.5
 
Maj. George T. Buck, Jr. 307,309/31
6
 
Capt. Clinton D. Burdick 361/356
5.5
 
Capt. Robert L. Burnett, III 4/52
5
 
Capt. Robert L. Buttke 343/55
5.5
 
Capt. Robert J. Byrne 64/57
6
 
Maj. Robert C. Byrnes 44/18
5
 
   
 
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