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World War II Fighter Pilot : American ace fighter pilot Captain Fred J. Christensen in the cockpit of his P-47 Thunderbolt fighter, c.1944. Each of the 22 swasitkas painted on the fuselage of the plane represents a German aircraft destroyed.

World War II Fighter Pilot : American ace fighter pilot Captain Fred J. Christensen in the cockpit of his Thunderbolt fighter, Each of the 22 swasitkas painted on the fuselage of the plane represents a German aircraft destroyed.

P 47 D.   F Gabreski "Gabby"

The FG produced 39 aces, including the European theater’s leading American ace, Francis “Gabby” Gabreski

Col. Francis Gabreski (28 Kills. POW 20.07.1944), 61st FS, 56th FG, 8th U.S.A.A.F., in his P-47D "Thunderbolt" HV-A, talk with S/Sgt. R. Safford and Cpl. F. Schacki after your last kill, a Bf 109G-6 over Évreux, France. RAF Boxted, Essex, UK. 5 July 1944. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Destroyed aircraft in aerial combat and was one of only 7 American's to be aces in two wars (WW II and Korea).

✠Luftwaffe Ace and my favorite desert Ace Otto Schulz in North Africa .in1942 he got the nickname  (One-Two-Three Schulz) on how fast he would down enemy pilots in quick succession. Otto Schulz was credited with 51 victories in approximately 400 missions. He recorded three victories over the Eastern front and 48 victories over the Western front.including (28- P40 Tomahawks)

✠ Otto Schulz February 1911 – 17 June shot down and killed by RAF Kittyhawks near Sidi Rezegh. RK Oberfeldwebel Flugzeugführer i.

Sir Douglas Bader, an RAF pilot during WW2. He kicked ass and was later a disability activist. Also before the war he lost both his legs and got fake ones

Hero: Sir Douglas Bader, pictured during the war, was a celebrated pilot but his tactics have been criticised in a new documentary

Richard Ira "Dick" Bong (September 24, 1920 – August 6, 1945) 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, a fast and well-armed Fighter.

Richard Ira "Dick" Bong (September 1920 – August is the United States' highest-scoring air ace.

Francis “Gabby” Gabreski. He flew P-40 fighters, “Spitfire” and P-47. Altogether during the war shot down 28 German planes. Later, during the Korean...

United States' Republic Thunderbolt fighter ace Francis Gabby Gabreski from Oil City, Pa.What a shame.

Alabama-born Captain David McCampbell (January 16, 1910 – June 30, 1996) was an American naval aviator, who became the US Navy’s all-time leading ace with 34 aerial victories during WW2. The third-highest scoring US flying ace of the war, he was the highest-scoring USN pilot to survive the conflict.Here is seen emerging from his F6F Hellcat fighter bomber after scoring his 21st victory, Oct 1944.

Alabama-born Captain David McCampbell (January 1910 – June was an…

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