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
VN=Vietnam
 

One of the P-51 Mustangs
flown by George E. Preddy the seventh highest scoring ace of the U.S. Air Force in WWll. Preddy racked up
a total of 26.83 victories while flying with the 487th & the 328th squadrons, of the 352 fighter Group.

 
 
"Scotty's Last Combat" Craving combat, Robert L. Scott signed on with a B-17 mission to the Far East and ended up in China. Scott flew missions with Chennault's American Volunteer Group and the 23th Fighter Group formed when the AVG was disbanded. Scott ended the war with 10 victories.
 
Word War II Aces

 
Wartime Rank / Name N-S Squadron / Group Credits Notes
 
Lt. Col. Franklin A. Nichols 7/49, 431/475
5
 
Maj. Edward M. Nollmeyer 26/51
5
 
Maj. Louis H. Norley 336/335, 334/4
10.33
 
1st Lt. George P. Novotny 317/325
8
 
Lt. Col. Jack J. Oberhansly 82/78
6
 
Capt. Gilbert M. O'Brien 362/357
7
 
Capt. William R. O'Brien 363/357
5.5
 
Maj. Frank Q. O'Connor 356/354
10.75
 
Maj. Fred F. Ohr 2/52
6
 
Lt. Col. Charles H. Older 3 AVG, 76/23
8
+ 10 while with AVG
Maj. Robins Olds 434/479, 555, 433/8 VN
13
+ 4 Vietnam
Capt. Norman E. Olson 357/355
6
 
1st Lt. Paul E. Olson 368/359
5
 
Capt. Eugene W. O'Neill, Jr. 62/56
5
 
1st Lt. John G. O'Neill 9/49
8
 
Capt. Lawrence F. O'Neill 342/348
5
 
Maj. Ernest K. Osher 95/82
5
 
Capt. Robert J. Overcash 66, 64/57
5
 
1st Lt. Loyd J. Overfield 353/354
11
 
Maj. Joel A. Owens, Jr. 27/1, 14FG
8
 
1st Lt. Melvyn R. Paisley 390/366
5
 
Capt. Forrest F. Parham 75/23
5
 
Capt. Joel B. Paris, III 7/49
9
 
Capt. Harry A. Parker 318/325
13
 
1st Lt. James J. Pascoe 385/364
5.5
 
1st Lt. Edsel Paulk 317/325
5
 
Capt. Heyward A. Paxton 7/3 CACW
6.5
 
Lt. Col. Carl W. Payne 309/31, 34/413
6
 
1st Lt. Oscar F. Perdomo 464/507
5
 
Maj. Richard A. Peterson 364/357
15.5
 
1st Lt. Joseph F. Pierce 363/357
7
 
Capt. Sammy A. Pierce 8/49
7
 
1st Lt. John Pietz, Jr. 431/475
6
 
1st Lt. Spiros N. Pisanos 334/4
10
 
Maj. James N. Poindexter 352/353
7
 
Capt. Peter E. Pompetti 84/78
5
 
1st Lt. Kenneth R. Pool 35/8
5
 
Maj. Edward S. Popek 342/348
7
 
Capt. Joseph H. Powers, Jr. 61, 62/56
14.5
 
1st Lt. MacArthur Powers 145 RAF, 314/324
5
+ 2.25 with RAF
Maj. George E. Preddy 487, 328/352
26.83
 
Maj. Jack C. Price 84/78
5
 
Capt. Royce W. Priest 354, 355
5
 
Lt. Col. Roger C. Pryor 75/23
5
 
Capt. John F. Pugh 362/357
6
 
Capt. John E. Purdy 433/475
7
 
Maj. Donald L. Quigley 75/23
5
 
Capt. Michael J. Quirk 62/56
11
 
1st Lt. Valentine S. Rader 111/67
6.5
 
Capt. Robert J. Rankin 61/56
10
 
Capt. C.B. Ray 80/8
5
 
Col. Edward F. Rector 2 AVG, 76/23
3
+ 4.75 while with AVG
Lt. Col. William N. Reed 3 AVG, 7/3 CACW
6
+ 3 while with AVG
1st Lt. William C. Reese 364/357
5
 
Capt. Horace B. Reeves 431/475
6
 
1st Lt. Leonard R. Reeves 530/311
6
 
Lt. Col. Andrew J. Reynolds 20, 17/24, 9/49
9.33
 
Capt. Robert Reynolds 353/354
7
 
Col. Elmer W. Richardson 75/23
8
 
Capt. Robert E. Riddle 307/31
11
 
Lt. Col. Elwyn G. Righetti 338/55
7.5
 
1st Lt. Paul S. Riley 335/4
6.5
 
Col. Ben Rimerman 350/353
5
 
1st Lt. Andrew J. Ritchey 353/354
5
 
Maj. Jay T. Robbins 80/8
22
 
Capt. Arval J. Roberson 362/357
6
 
Capt. Daniel T. Roberts, Jr. 80/8, 432, 433/475
14
 
Col. Eugene P. Roberts 84/78
9
 
Capt. Newell O. Roberts 94/1
5
 
Lt. Col. Edward F. Roddy 342/348
8
 
Maj. Felix M. Rogers 353/354
7
 
1st Lt. Franklin Rose, Jr. 353/354
5
 
Maj. Herbert E. Ross 48/14
7
 
Capt. Gerald L. Rounds 97/82
5
 
Col. Robert R. Rowland 348FG
8
 
1st Lt. Leory A. Ruder 364/357
5.5
 
1st Lt. Henry S. Rudolph 353/354
5
 
Capt. Michael T. Russo 522/27
5
 
Capt. William A. Rynne 317/325
5
 
1st Lt. Philip Sangermano 318/325
8
 
1st Lt. Thomas D. Schank 338/55
5
 
Maj. Wilbur R. Scheible 361/356
6
 
Capt. Donald O. Scherer 366/358
5
 
1st Lt. William J. Schildt 95/82
6
 
Col. David C. Schilling 56FG
22.5
 
Capt. Glen D. Schiltz, Jr. 63/56
8
 
Capt. Robert G. Schimanski 364/357
6
 
Capt. Albert L. Schlegel 335/4
8.5
 
Maj. Leroy A. Schreiber 61, 62/56
12
 
Capt. Louis Schriber, Jr. 80/8
5
 
Capt. Duerr H. Schuh 487/352
5
 
Capt. Robert B. Schultz,(Shoals) 449/51
5
 
Col. Robert L. Scott, Jr. 23FG
10
 
Capt. Alexander F. Sears 487/352
5
 
Maj. Meldrum L. Sears 71/1
7
 
Maj. Wiltz P. Segura 75/23
6
 
1st Lt. Robert K. Seidman 49/14
5
 
Lt. Col. Dale E. Shafer, Jr. 309/31, 503/339
7
 
Capt. Robert M. Shaw 364/357
8
 
1st Lt. Ernest Shipman 307/31
7
 
Maj. William A. Shomo 82/71
8
 
1st Lt. Robert L. Shoup 356/354
5.5
 
Capt. Murray J. Shubin 339/347
11
 
1st Lt. Lucien B. Shuler 44/18
7
 
1st Lt. John M. Simmons, Jr. 317/325
7
 
1st Lt. William J. Simmons 355/354
6
 
Capt. Norman C. Skogstad 307/31
12
 
1st Lt. William J. Sloan 96/82
12
 
Maj. Carroll C. Smith 418 NFS
7
 
Capt. Cornelius M. Smith, Jr. 80/8
11
 
Maj. Donavon F. Smith 61/56
5.5
 
Capt. Jack R. Smith 308/31
5
 
2nd Lt. John C. Smith 433/475
6
 
Capt. Kenneth G. Smith 335/4
5
 
Maj. Leslie C. Smith 61, 62/56
7
 
Lt. Col. Meryl M. Smith 475 FG
9
 
1st Lt. Paul A. Smith 422 NFS
5
 
Capt. Richard E. Smith 39/35
7
 
1st Lt. Virgil H. Smith 48/14
6
 
Capt. Kenneth C. Sparks 39/35
11
 
1st Lt. Dale F. Spencer 376/361
9.5
 
Capt. Paul M. Stanch 39/35
10
 
Maj. William J. Stangel 328/352
5
 
1st Lt. Morris A. Stanley 364/357
5
 
Maj. Arland Stanton 7/49
8
 
Capt. Walter E. Starck 487/352
7
 
Capt. James R. Starnes 505/339
6
 
Lt. Col. Robert W. Stephens 355/354
13
 
Col. Everett W. Stewart 328/352, 355FG, 4 FG
7.83
 
Maj. James C. Stewart 61/56
11.5
 
Maj. John S. Stewart 76/23
9
 
2nd Lt. Robert J. Stone 333/318
7
 
Lt. Col. John A. Storch 364/357
10.5
 
Maj. Donald J. Strait 361/356
13.5
 
Capt. William H. Strand 40/35
7
 
Capt. John L. Sublett 362/357
8
 
Maj. Richard C. Suehr 39/35
5
 
Maj. Charles P. Sullivan 39/35
5
 
Maj. Elliot Summer 432/475
10
 
Capt. Robert C. Sutcliffe 342/348
5
 
Capt. William J. Sykes 376/361
5
 
   
 
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