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Lieutenant Colonel Robert Samuel Johnson (February 21, 1920 – December 27, 1998) was a USAAF fighter pilot during World War II. He is credited with scoring 27 victories during the conflict flying a Republic P-47 Thunderbolt.

Lieutenant Colonel Robert Samuel Johnson (February 21, 1920 – December 27, 1998) was a USAAF fighter pilot during World War II. He is credited with scoring 27 victories during the conflict flying a Republic P-47 Thunderbolt.

Our top story tonight, Sister Bertrille (a.k.a. The Flying Nun) was shot down over the Sea of Japan today by the Imperial Japanese Navy ace, Lieutenant Junior Grade Hiroyoshi Nishizawa... There were no survivors...

Our top story tonight, Sister Bertrille (a.k.a. The Flying Nun) was shot down over the Sea of Japan today by the Imperial Japanese Navy ace, Lieutenant Junior Grade Hiroyoshi Nishizawa... There were no survivors...

Two Battle of Britain fighter pilots, Flight Lieutenant  Brian Kingcome (left), commanding officer of No 92 Squadron RAF and his wingman, Flying Officer Geoffrey Wellum, next to a Spitfire at RAF Biggin Hill, Kent, 1941

Two Battle of Britain fighter pilots, Flight Lieutenant Brian Kingcome (left), commanding officer of No 92 Squadron RAF and his wingman, Flying Officer Geoffrey Wellum, next to a Spitfire at RAF Biggin Hill, Kent, 1941

Günther Rall (10 March 1918 – 4 October 2009) was a German lieutenant-general, the third most successful fighter ace in history and later head of the West German Luftwaffe during the Cold War. He achieved a total of 275 victories during World War II: 272 on the Eastern Front, of which 241 were against Soviet fighters. He flew a total of 621 combat missions, was shot down eight times[2] and was wounded three times. He fought 1940 in the Battle of France, the Battle of Britain, 1941 in the…

Günther Rall (10 March 1918 – 4 October 2009) was a German lieutenant-general, the third most successful fighter ace in history and later head of the West German Luftwaffe during the Cold War. He achieved a total of 275 victories during World War II: 272 on the Eastern Front, of which 241 were against Soviet fighters. He flew a total of 621 combat missions, was shot down eight times[2] and was wounded three times. He fought 1940 in the Battle of France, the Battle of Britain, 1941 in the…

Lieutenant Edwin Wright of the 404th Fighter Group shows off the damage caused by flak to his P-47 Thunderbolt. USAAF airfield near Sint-Truiden, Belgium, October 1944. ‘Lt “Lucky” Edwin Wright, just...

Lieutenant Edwin Wright of the 404th Fighter Group shows off the damage caused by flak to his P-47 Thunderbolt. USAAF airfield near Sint-Truiden, Belgium, October 1944. ‘Lt “Lucky” Edwin Wright, just...

One of the Hitlerjugend Division’s most prolific tank aces in Normandy was SS-Unterscharführer Willy Kretzschmar (cupola) who commanded a Panzer IV tank of the 5th Company, 12th SS Panzer Regiment. Kretzschmar accounted for 15 Allied tanks during the desperate defensive battles that the Hitlerjugend conducted in Normandy. He particularly distinguished himself in heavy defensive fighting around the strategically vital Hill 112 southwest of Caen. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

One of the Hitlerjugend Division’s most prolific tank aces in Normandy was SS-Unterscharführer Willy Kretzschmar (cupola) who commanded a Panzer IV tank of the 5th Company, 12th SS Panzer Regiment. Kretzschmar accounted for 15 Allied tanks during the desperate defensive battles that the Hitlerjugend conducted in Normandy. He particularly distinguished himself in heavy defensive fighting around the strategically vital Hill 112 southwest of Caen. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

Flight Lieutenant A R Costello of No. 112 Squadron poses with his Curtiss Kittyhawk at Sidi Heneish in Egypt, April 1942. If any aircraft came to symbolize the Desert Air Force it was the rugged, American-built P-40, known to the RAF as the Tomahawk and Kittyhawk. No. 112 Squadron famously decorated its aircraft with 'sharkmouth' nose art. -

Flight Lieutenant A R Costello of No. 112 Squadron poses with his Curtiss Kittyhawk at Sidi Heneish in Egypt, April 1942. If any aircraft came to symbolize the Desert Air Force it was the rugged, American-built P-40, known to the RAF as the Tomahawk and Kittyhawk. No. 112 Squadron famously decorated its aircraft with 'sharkmouth' nose art. -

Portrait of American Lieutenant Colonel Francis S. Gabreski as he sits in the cockpit of his Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighter plane. Gabrewski was the top American fighter ace with 28 kills and later became an ace in the Korean War.

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Portrait of American Lieutenant Colonel Francis S. Gabreski as he sits in the cockpit of his Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighter plane. Gabrewski was the top American fighter ace with 28 kills and later became an ace in the Korean War.

Shooting Down 7 Aircraft In One Day, This Marine Was Awarded The Medal Of Honor On His First Mission

Shooting Down 7 Aircraft In One Day, This Marine Was Awarded The Medal Of Honor On His First Mission

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