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
 

"Danger! Lightning Nearby"
Charles MacDonald climbs to
score his 24th victory, south
of clark field in the Philippines,
on December 25, 1944.
MacDonald ended the war
with 27 victories.

P-61 Black Widow
Flown by Major
Carroll C. Smith
scoring 5 victories
with the 418th
Night Fighter
Squadron.

 
 
 
Word War II Aces

 
Wartime Rank / Name K-M Squadron / Group Credits Notes
 
1st Lt. Dale E. Karger 364/357
7.5
 
Capt. Robert A. Karr 5/52
6
 
Col. Neel E. Kearby 348FG, 5FtrCm
22
 
Capt. Robert J. Keen 61/56
6
 
1st Lt. William T. Kemp 375/361
6
 
1st Lt. Daniel Kennedy 27/1
5
 
1st Lt. Donald D. Kienholz 94/1
6
 
Maj. Benjamin H. King 339/347, 368/359
7
 
Lt. Col. Charles W. King 39/35
5
 
1st Lt. David L. King 382/363, 412/373
5
 
Capt. William B. King 355/354
5.5
 
Col. Claiborne H. Kinnard, Jr. 354/355 (2), 355 FG HQ. (5)
8
Last (1) w/4th FG
1st Lt. Claude R. Kinsey, Jr. 96/82
7
 
Capt. Marion F. Kirby 431/475
5
 
1st Lt. Lenton F. Kirkland, Jr. 429/474
5
 
1st Lt. John A. Kirla 362/357
11.5
 
Maj. George E. Kiser 17/24, 8/49
9
 
Capt. Frank W. Klibbe 61/56
7
 
Capt. Robert H. Knapp 342/348
5
 
Capt. Carroll S. Knott 49/14
5
 
1st Lt. Charles W. Koenig 353/354
6.5
 
Capt. Walter J. Koraleski, Jr. 354/355
5.53
 
Lt. Col. Joseph J. Kruzel 17/24, 361FG
6.5
 
1st Lt. Ward A. Kuentzel 96/82
7
 
Capt. Kenneth G. Ladd 80, 36/8
12
 
Maj. George M. Lamb 356/354
7.5
 
Maj. Robert A. Lamb 61/56
7
 
1st Lt. Richard C. Lampe 2/52
5.5
 
Col. John D. Landers 9/49, 38/55, 357FG, 78FG
14.5
 
Capt. John H. Lane 39/35
6
 
Capt. Joseph L. Lang 334/4
7.83
 
Lt. Col. Thomas G. Lanphier, Jr. 70/347
5.5
 
Maj. Donald A. Larson 505/339
6
 
1st Lt. Leland A. Larson 15/10
6
 
Maj. Charles W. Lasko 355/354
7.5
 
1st Lt. Franklin C. Lathrope 94/1
5
 
Capt. John B. Lawler 2/52
11
 
Capt. Earl R. Lazear, Jr. 486/352
5
 
Capt. Richard J. Lee 94/1
5
 
Capt. Marlow J. Leikness 49/14
5
 
Maj. Charles W. Lenfest 354/355
5.5
 
1st Lt. Jack Lenox, Jr. 49/14
5
 
Capt. Francis J. Lent 431/475
11
 
Capt. Joseph J. Lesicka 44/18
9
 
Lt. Col. William L. Leverette 37/14
11
 
Maj. Warren R. Lewis 431, 433/475
7
 
Capt. William H. Lewis 343/55
7
 
1st Lt. Lawrence P. Liebers 96/82
7
 
Lt. Col. Robert L. Liles 16/51
5
 
Capt. Ted E. Lines 335/4
10
 
Capt. Raymond H. Littge 487/352
10.5
 
Lt. Col. James W. Little 75/23, 339/347 K
7
Plus 1 in Korea
Lt. Col. John S. Loisel 432/475
11
 
Maj. John D. Lombard 16/5, 74/23
7
 
Capt. Charles P. London 83/78
5
 
Maj. Maurice G. Long 355/354
5.5
 
Capt. Donald S. Lopez 75/23
5
 
Capt. George G. Loving, Jr. 309/31
5
 
Lt. Col. John H. Lowell 384/364
7.5
 
Capt. Wayne L. Lowry 317/325
11
 
Maj. Marvin Lubner 76/23
6
 
Capt. Paul W. Lucas 432/475
6
 
Capt. Carl J. Luksic 487/352
8.5
 
1st Lt. James F. Luma 418 RCAF
5
 
Capt. Virgil W. Lusk 49/14
5
 
1st Lt. Stanley J. Lustic 19/318
6
 
1st Lt. Lowell C. Lutton 431/475
5
 
Lt. Col. Thomas J. Lynch 35, 39/35, 5FtrCm
20
 
Col. Charles H. MacDonald 475FG
27
 
Capt. John A. MacKay 27/1
6
 
Col. Morton D. Magoffin 362FG
5
 
Capt. William J. Maguire 351/353
7
 
Capt. Keith Mahon 449/51
5
 
Lt. Col. Grant Mahony 3, 17/24, 1 (Cdo)FG
5
 
Lt. Col. Walker M. Mahurin 63/56, 3/3 CdoFG, 25/51 K
21
Plus 3.5 Korea
Capt. Thomas E. Maloney 27/1
8
 
Capt. Jack C. Mankin 9/49, 431/475
5
 
Capt. Gene E. Markham 351/353
5
 
1st Lt. Lester C. Marsh 503/339
5
 
Lt. Col. Bert W. Marshall, Jr. 354/355
7
 
Capt. Lyndon O. Marshall 26/51
5
 
Col. Kenneth R. Martin 354FG
5
 
Col. Joe L. Mason 352FG
5
 
Capt. Willis E. Mathews 94/1, 531/21
5.5
 
1st Lt. William H. Mathis 19/318
5
 
1st Lt. Milden E. Mathre 7/49
5
 
1st Lt. Henry E. Matson 44/18
5
 
Capt. Joseph Z. Matte 378/362
7
 
Capt. Chester K. Maxwell 364/357
5
 
Capt. Paul G. McArthur 87/79
5
 
Capt. T.H. McArthur 95/82
5
 
Capt. Frank E. McCauley 61/56
5.5
 
Lt. Col. Edward O. McComas 118/23
14
 
Col. Charles M. McCorkle 31FG
11
 
1st Lt. Gordon H. McDaniel 318/325
6
 
Lt. Col. Norman L. McDonald 2/52, 318/325
11.5
 
Maj. William F. McDonough 40/35
5
 
1st Lt. Don McDowell 353/354
8.5
 
Capt. James N. McElroy 358/355
5
 
Maj. Donald C. McGee 36, 80/8, 363/357
6
 
Lt. Col. John L. McGinn 339/347, 338/55
5
 
Capt. Bernard L. McGrattan 335/4
8.5
 
Maj. Thomas B. McGuire, Jr. 431/475
38
 
1st Lt. John W. McGuyrt, Jr. 48/14
5
 
Maj. Pierce W. McKennon 335/4
11
 
Maj. Joseph T. McKeon 35/8, 433/475, 77/20
6
 
Capt. Murray D. McLaughlin 309/31
7
 
Lt. Col. George B. McMillan 3 AVG, 449/51
4
Plus 4.5 with the AVG
2nd Lt. Evan D. McMinn 61/56
5
 
Capt. Nicholas Megura 334/4
11.83
 
1st Lt. Henry Meigs II 6NFS, 339/347
6
 
Capt. Virgil K. Meroney 487/352
9
 
Maj. George L. Merritt, Jr. 375/361
5
 
1st Lt. Donald W. Meuten 8/49
6
 
Lt. Col. John C. Meyer 487/352, 4FIG K
24
Plus 2 in Korea
Maj. Lyman Middleditch, Jr. 64/57
5
 
Capt. Henry J. Miklajcyk 486/352
7.5
 
Capt. Armour C. Miller 27/1
6
 
Capt. Everett "Bud" Miller 94
5
 
Capt. Joseph E. Miller, Jr. 48/14, 429/474
5
 
2nd Lt. Thomas F. Miller 356/354
5.25
 
Capt. Willard W. Millikan 336/4
13
 
1st Lt. Robert C. Milliken 429/474
5
 
Maj. Henry L. Mills 334/4
6
 
Capt. Leslie D. Minchew 354, 357/355
5.5
 
Lt. Col. John W. Mitchell 339/347, 15FG, 21FG, 39/51 K
11
Plus 4 in Korea
Capt. Sanford K. Moats 487/352
8.5
 
Maj. Leland P. Molland 308/31
10.5
 
Col. William W. Momyer 33FG
8
 
Capt. Franklin H. Monk 431/475
5
 
Maj. John T. Moore 341/348
7
 
Maj. Robert W. Moore 78, 45/15
12
 
Capt. Glennon T. Moran 487/352
13
 
Lt. Col. James B. Morehead 17/24, 8/49, 71/1
7
 
1st Lt. Stanley B. Morrill 62/56
9
 
Capt. James M. Morris 77/20
7.3
 
Capt. Paul V. Morriss 431/475
5
 
Maj. Mark L. Moseley 62/56
6.5
 
1st Lt. James D. Mugavero 41/35
6
 
1st Lt. Robert F. Mulhollem 530/311
5
 
Capt. Paul C. Murphey, Jr. 80/8
6
 
Capt. Alva C. Murphy 362, 364/357
6
 
Lt. Col. John B. Murphy 11/343, 370/359
6.75
 
1st Lt. Jennings L. Myers 80/8
5
 
   
 
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