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Fighter Aces of the U.S.A.

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Posted 3 years ago

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ttomtucker
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I found this book (copyrighted 1979) in a thrift shop, after going through the pages it caught my interest about the fighter aces of World War 1 WW 2, Korean, and VietNam. The top ace for WW1 was Capt. Edward Rickenbacker, WW2 was Capt. Richard Bong, Korean War was Joseph McConnell, and VietNam was Lt. Randell Cunningham and Capt. Richard Ritchie. Lots of photo's of the early pilots and there flying machines.

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  1. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 3 years ago
    Very nice!
  2. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 3 years ago
    Thank you mrmajsetic1
  3. bratjdd bratjdd, 3 years ago
    ttomtucker, I have question for you. were you the one that's post a magazine and said you lost them in a fire? I can not remember witch magazine it was.
  4. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 3 years ago
    bratjdd, It wasn't me.
  5. bratjdd bratjdd, 3 years ago
    It must be packrat-place, Thanks for responding back.
  6. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 3 years ago
    Richard Bong was killed testing a jet in, I believe, 1945.
    Randell Cunningham went on to become a politician from California and was convicted and sent to prison in a scandal. Of course this should in no way detract from his heroic service in Vietnam, as we all should realize how politics cna tempt even the strong.
  7. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 3 years ago
    mrmajestic1, thanks for the good information.
  8. Bootson Bootson, 3 years ago
    I found this description online:
    Fighter Aces of the U.S.A. is the most complete, full-spectrum book ever published on American fighter aces, and includes dozens of aces' combat accounts, plus capsule biographies. Evolution of aircraft, tactics and armament is seen through the eyes of the 1400 elite Americans who earned the coveted title "Ace." Comprehensive revisions and updates to this new edition include the most complete statistics of American aces ever published, and is fully current to date of publication. Authoritative and compelling narrative also presents eyebrow-raising facts on enemy aces who fought Americans in all wars and theatres. Lists include names and scores, plus intriguing data on Soviet Air Force aces who battled USAF aces over Korea. Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of photos, this book is a must reference for every historian and "buff's" bookshelf.

    Very interesting book.
  9. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 3 years ago
    Bootson, Thanks for the great information
  10. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Another wonderful piece I would have picked up also. Superb.

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