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Maj. Richard Bong
Maj. Richard Bong
24 years old from Poplar, Wisconsin
49th Fighter Group, V Fighter Command
September 25, 1920 – August 6, 1945
U.S. Army Air Force

Maj. Richard Bong is the United States’ highest-scoring air ace, having shot down at least 40 Japanese aircraft during World War II. He was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) and a recipient of the Medal of Honor. All of his aerial victories were in the P-38 Lightning fighter aircraft.
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