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This is a list of World War II flying aces. Fighter aces in World War II had tremendously varying kill scores, affected as they were by many factors: the pilot's skill level, the performance of the airplane he flew and those he flew against, how long he served, his opportunity to meet the enemy in the air (Allied to Axis disproportion), and the standards his air service brought to the awarding of victory credits.

Towards the end of the war, the Axis Powers had largely exhausted their supply of skilled pilots and the replacements did not have as much opportunity to gain enough experience to be successful.

Additionally, national policies differed; German and Japanese[1] pilots tended to return to the cockpit over and over again until they were killed,[N 1] while very successful Allied pilots were routinely rotated back to training bases to educate cadet flyers. It is not clear what impact each individual nation's rules for score crediting have on the counts listed below, although the impact is likely to be significant. Germans credited a shared victory to only one pilot, while the French credited full victory to all participants. British, Finnish and US air forces credited fractional shares of aerial victories, resulting in fractions, such as 11½, which might be for example 10 aircraft and three shares with the second pilot. Some U.S. commands also credited aircraft destroyed on the ground. The Soviets counted only solo kills, while group kills were counted separately, as did the Japanese. Probable kills are usually left out of the list. This list is obviously still incomplete, for instance, of about 120 Italian flying aces only seven have been included in this list.

Flying aces[edit | edit source]

Name Country Service Victories File
Hartmann, Erich "Bubi"Erich "Bubi" Hartmann Germany Luftwaffe 352
(Top Ace of all Time)
Barkhorn, GerhardGerhard Barkhorn Germany Luftwaffe 301
Rall, GüntherGünther Rall Germany Luftwaffe 275 Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1990-021-09A, Günther Rall.jpg
Kittel, OttoOtto Kittel Germany Luftwaffe 267
Nowotny, Walter "Nowi"Walter "Nowi" Nowotny Germany Luftwaffe 258
Batz, WilhelmWilhelm Batz Germany Luftwaffe 237
Rudorffer, ErichErich Rudorffer Germany Luftwaffe 222 (12 Me-262) Bundesarchiv Bild 183-2007-1218-501, Erich Rudorffer.jpg
Bär, HeinzHeinz Bär Germany Luftwaffe 220 (16 Me-262)
Graf, HermannHermann Graf Germany Luftwaffe 212
Ehrler, HeinrichHeinrich Ehrler Germany Luftwaffe 208 (8 Me-262)
Weissenberger, TheodorTheodor Weissenberger Germany Luftwaffe 208 (8 Me-262) Theodor Weissenberger.jpg
Philipp, HansHans Philipp Germany Luftwaffe 206
Schuck, WalterWalter Schuck Germany Luftwaffe 206 (8 Me-262)
Hafner, AntonAnton Hafner Germany Luftwaffe 204
Lipfert, HelmutHelmut Lipfert Germany Luftwaffe 203
Krupinski, WalterWalter Krupinski Germany Luftwaffe 197
Hackl, AntonAnton Hackl Germany Luftwaffe 192
Brendel, JoachimJoachim Brendel Germany Luftwaffe 189
Stotz, MaxMax Stotz Germany Luftwaffe 189
Kirschner, JoachimJoachim Kirschner Germany Luftwaffe 188
Brandle, KurtKurt Brändle Germany Luftwaffe 180
Josten, GüntherGünther Josten Germany Luftwaffe 178
Steinhoff, JohannesJohannes Steinhoff Germany Luftwaffe 176 Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1997-041-03, Johannes Steinhoff.jpg
Reinert, Ernst-WilhelmErnst-Wilhelm Reinert Germany Luftwaffe 174
Schack, GüntherGünther Schack Germany Luftwaffe 174
Lang, EmilEmil Lang Germany Luftwaffe 173
Schmidt, HeinzHeinz Schmidt Germany Luftwaffe 173
Ademeit, HorstHorst Ademeit Germany Luftwaffe 166
Wilcke, Wolf-DietrichWolf-Dietrich Wilcke Germany Luftwaffe 162
Marseille, Hans-JoachimHans-Joachim Marseille Germany Luftwaffe 158 (Destroyed most Western Allied aircraft.) Bundesarchiv Bild 146-2006-0122, Hans-Joachim Marseille.jpg
Sturm, HeinrichHeinrich Sturm Germany Luftwaffe 158
Thyben, GerhardGerhard Thyben Germany Luftwaffe 157 Bundesarchiv Bild 183-2007-1218-500, Gerhard Thyben.jpg
Beisswenger, HansHans Beisswenger Germany Luftwaffe 152
Düttmann, PeterPeter Düttmann Germany Luftwaffe 152
Gollob, Gordon M.Gordon M. Gollob Germany Luftwaffe 150 Bundesarchiv Bild 146-2006-0125, Gordon Mac Gollob.jpg
Tegtmeier, FritzFritz Tegtmeier Germany Luftwaffe 146
Wolf, AlbinAlbin Wolf Germany Luftwaffe 144
Tanzer, KurtKurt Tanzer Germany Luftwaffe 143
Muller, Friedrich-KarlFriedrich-Karl Müller Germany Luftwaffe 140
Gratz, KarlKarl Gratz Germany Luftwaffe 138
Setz, HeinrichHeinrich Setz Germany Luftwaffe 138
Trenkel, RudolfRudolf Trenkel Germany Luftwaffe 138
Schall, FranzFranz Schall Germany Luftwaffe 137 (14 Me-262)
Wolfrum, WalterWalter Wolfrum Germany Luftwaffe 137
Fassong, Horst-Günther vonHorst-Günther von Fassong Germany Luftwaffe 136
Fonnekold, OttoOtto Fönnekold Germany Luftwaffe 136
Weber, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Weber Germany Luftwaffe 136
Müncheberg, JoachimJoachim Müncheberg Germany Luftwaffe 135
Waldmann, HansHans Waldmann Germany Luftwaffe 134
Grislawski, AlfredAlfred Grislawski Germany Luftwaffe 133
Wiese, JohannesJohannes Wiese Germany Luftwaffe 133
Borchers, AdolfAdolf Borchers Germany Luftwaffe 132
Dickfeld, AdolfAdolf Dickfeld Germany Luftwaffe 132
Clausen, ErwinErwin Clausen Germany Luftwaffe 132
Lemke, WilhelmWilhelm Lemke Germany Luftwaffe 131
Hoffmann, GerhardGerhard Hoffmann Germany Luftwaffe 130
Sterr, HeinrichHeinrich Sterr Germany Luftwaffe 130
Eisenach, FranzFranz Eisenach Germany Luftwaffe 129
Dahl, WaltherWalther Dahl Germany Luftwaffe 129
Dörr, FranzFranz Dörr Germany Luftwaffe 128
Rademacher, RudolfRudolf Rademacher Germany Luftwaffe 126 (8 Me-262)
Zwernemann, JosefJosef Zwernemann Germany Luftwaffe 126
Hrabak, DietrichDietrich Hrabak Germany Luftwaffe 125
Ettel, Wolf-UdoWolf-Udo Ettel Germany Luftwaffe 124
Ihlefeld, HerbertHerbert Ihlefeld Germany Luftwaffe 123 (+7 in Spain)
Tonne, WolfgangWolfgang Tonne Germany Luftwaffe 122
Marquardt, HeinzHeinz Marquardt Germany Luftwaffe 121
Schnaufer, Heinz-WolfgangHeinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Germany Luftwaffe 121 (top night fighter ace - all kills at night)
Weiß, RobertRobert Weiß Germany Luftwaffe 121
Obleser, FriedrichFriedrich Obleser Germany Luftwaffe 120
Leie, ErichErich Leie Germany Luftwaffe 118
Beerenbrock, Franz-JosefFranz-Josef Beerenbrock Germany Luftwaffe 117
Birkner, Hans-JoachimHans-Joachim Birkner Germany Luftwaffe 117
Norz, JakobJakob Norz Germany Luftwaffe 117
Oesau, WalterWalter Oesau Germany Luftwaffe 117
Wernicke, HeinzHeinz Wernicke Germany Luftwaffe 117
Lambert, AugustAugust Lambert Germany Luftwaffe 116
Molders, WernerWerner Mölders Germany Luftwaffe 115 (incl. 14 in Spain) Bundesarchiv Bild 183-L09694, Werner Mölders.jpg
Crinius, WilhelmWilhelm Crinius Germany Luftwaffe 114
Schröer, WernerWerner Schröer Germany Luftwaffe 114
Dammers, HansHans Dammers Germany Luftwaffe 113
Korts, BertholdBerthold Korts Germany Luftwaffe 113
Buhligen, KurtKurt Bühligen Germany Luftwaffe 112
Lent, HelmutHelmut Lent Germany Luftwaffe 110 (night fighter ace - 102 kills at night) Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1987-137-10, Helmut Lent.jpg
Ubben, KurtKurt Ubben Germany Luftwaffe 110
Woidich, FranzFranz Woidich Germany Luftwaffe 110
Seiler, ReinhardReinhard Seiler Germany Luftwaffe 109
Bitsch, EmilEmil Bitsch Germany Luftwaffe 108
Hahn, HansHans Hahn Germany Luftwaffe 108
Vechtel, BernhardBernhard Vechtel Germany Luftwaffe 108
Bauer, ViktorViktor Bauer Germany Luftwaffe 106
Lucas, WernerWerner Lucas Germany Luftwaffe 106
Lutzow, GuntherGünther Lützow Germany Luftwaffe 105 Bundesarchiv Bild 146-2006-0126, Günther Lützow.jpg
Galland, AdolfAdolf Galland Germany Luftwaffe 104 (7 Me-262) Bundesarchiv Bild 146-2006-0123, Adolf Galland.jpg
Boremski, Eberhard vonEberhard von Boremski Germany Luftwaffe 104
Sachsenberg, HeinzHeinz Sachsenberg Germany Luftwaffe 104
Grasser, HartmannHartmann Grasser Germany Luftwaffe 103
Freytag, SiegfriedSiegfried Freytag Germany Luftwaffe 102
Geisshardt, FriedrichFriedrich Geisshardt Germany Luftwaffe 102
Mayer, EgonEgon Mayer Germany Luftwaffe 102
Ostermann, Max-HellmuthMax-Hellmuth Ostermann Germany Luftwaffe 102
Wurmheller, JosefJosef Wurmheller Germany Luftwaffe 102
Miethig, RudolfRudolf Miethig Germany Luftwaffe 101
Priller, JosefJosef Priller Germany Luftwaffe 101
Wernitz, UlrichUlrich Wernitz Germany Luftwaffe 101
Steinbatz, LeopoldLeopold Steinbatz Germany Luftwaffe 99
Späte, WolfgangWolfgang Späte Germany Luftwaffe 99
Rödel, GustavGustav Rödel Germany Luftwaffe 98
Schleinhege, HermannHermann Schleinhege Germany Luftwaffe 97
Juutilainen, IlmariIlmari Juutilainen Finland Finnish Air Force 94 (Highest scoring non-German ace) Eino Ilmari Juutilainen.jpg
Muller, RudolfRudolf Müller Germany Luftwaffe 94 (101)[a]
Bennemann, HelmutHelmut Bennemann Germany Luftwaffe 93
Romm, OskarOskar Romm Germany Luftwaffe 92
Nishizawa, HiroyoshiHiroyoshi Nishizawa Japan Imperial Japanese Navy 87+ (Top scoring Japanese ace) 80px
Mader, AntonAnton Mader Germany Luftwaffe 86
Sayn-Wittgenstein, Heinrich Prinz zuHeinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein Germany Luftwaffe 83
Grünberg, HansHans Grünberg Germany Luftwaffe 82
Darjes, EmilEmil Darjes Germany Luftwaffe 82
Beyer, FranzFranz Beyer Germany Luftwaffe 81
Broch, HugoHugo Broch Germany Luftwaffe 81
Iwamoto, TetsuzoTetsuzo Iwamoto Japan Imperial Japanese Navy 80-87 Tetsuzo Iwamoto.jpg
Bachnick, HerbertHerbert Bachnick Germany Luftwaffe 80
Eder, Georg-PeterGeorg-Peter Eder Germany Luftwaffe 78
von Bonin, HubertusHubertus von Bonin Germany Luftwaffe 77 (+4 in Spain)
Wind, HansHans Wind Finland Finnish Air Force 75 Hans Henrik Wind.jpg
Bunzek, JohannesJohannes Bunzek Germany Luftwaffe 75
Fukumoto, ShigeoShigeo Fukumoto Japan Imperial Japanese Navy 72 Shigeo Fukumoto.jpg
Glunz, AdolfAdolf Glunz Germany Luftwaffe 71
Sugita, ShoichiShoichi Sugita Japan Imperial Japanese Navy 70 Shouichi Sugita.jpg
Lange, HeinzHeinz Lange Germany Luftwaffe 70
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Linz, RudiRudi Linz Germany Luftwaffe 70
Burckhardt, Lutz-WilhelmLutz-Wilhelm Burckhardt Germany Luftwaffe 69
Dombacher, KurtKurt Dombacher Germany Luftwaffe 68
Schiess, FranzFranz Schiess Germany Luftwaffe 67
Kageneck, Erbo Graf vonErbo Graf von Kageneck Germany Luftwaffe 67
Streib, WernerWerner Streib Germany Luftwaffe 66 (65 at night)
Radusch, GüntherGünther Radusch Germany Luftwaffe 64
Rokker, HeinzHeinz Rökker Germany Luftwaffe 64
Sakai, SaburōSaburō Sakai Japan Imperial Japanese Navy 64+ Sakai as young pilot.jpg
Welter, KurtKurt Welter Germany Luftwaffe 63 (56 at night, 20+ Me-262)[2]
(possible top jet ace of all time)
Kozhedub, IvanIvan Kozhedub Soviet Union Soviet Air Force 62 + 2 Allied P51
WWII Allied and Soviet Ace of Aces
80px
Cordes, HeinoHeino Cordes Germany Luftwaffe 62
Beutin, GerhardGerhard Beutin Germany Luftwaffe 60
Bob, Hans EkkehardHans Ekkehard Bob Germany Luftwaffe 60
Carganico, HorstHorst Carganico Germany Luftwaffe 60
Czech, FranzFranz Czech Germany Luftwaffe 60
Stahlschmidt, Hans-ArnoldHans-Arnold Stahlschmidt Germany Luftwaffe 59
Borchers, WalterWalter Borchers Germany Luftwaffe 59 Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-533-0006-14, Pilot mit Ritterkreuz und Schwimmweste.jpg
Pokryshkin, Aleksandr IvanovichAleksandr Ivanovich Pokryshkin Soviet Union Soviet Air Force 59 80px
Buchner, HermannHermann Buchner Germany Luftwaffe 58
Becker, MartinMartin Becker Germany Luftwaffe 58
Shinohara, HiromichiHiromichi Shinohara Japan Imperial Japanese Army 58 HiromichiShinohara.JPG
Rechkalov, Grigoriy AndreevichGrigoriy Andreevich Rechkalov Soviet Union Soviet Air Force 58
Gulayev, Nikolay DmitrievichNikolay Dmitrievich Gulayev Soviet Union Soviet Air Force 57
Ahnert, Heinrich-WilhelmHeinrich-Wilhelm Ahnert Germany Luftwaffe 57
Bauer, KonradKonrad Bauer Germany Luftwaffe 57
Brandt, WalterWalter Brandt Germany Luftwaffe 57
Bronnle, HerbertHerbert Bronnle Germany Luftwaffe 57
Dahmer, HugoHugo Dahmer Germany Luftwaffe 57
Cantacuzino, ConstantinConstantin Cantacuzino Romania Royal Romanian Air Force 56 (Highest scoring Romanian ace)
Wick, HelmutHelmut Wick Germany Luftwaffe 56
Luukkanen, EinoEino Luukkanen Finland Finnish Air Force 56
Galland, Wilhelm-FerdinandWilhelm-Ferdinand Galland Germany Luftwaffe 55
Bareuther, HerbertHerbert Bareuther Germany Luftwaffe 55
Okumura, TakeoTakeo Okumura Japan Imperial Japanese Navy 54
Badum, JohannJohann Badum Germany Luftwaffe 54
Yevstigneyev, Kirill A.Kirill A. Yevstigneyev Soviet Union Soviet Air Force 53
Brunner, AlbertAlbert Brunner Germany Luftwaffe 53
Berres, Heinz-EdgarHeinz-Edgar Berres Germany Luftwaffe 53
Barten, FranzFranz Barten Germany Luftwaffe 53
Drewes, MartinMartin Drewes Germany Luftwaffe 52
Barten, FranzFranz Barten Germany Luftwaffe 52
Knoke, HeinzHeinz Knoke Germany Luftwaffe 52
Greiner, HermannHermann Greiner Germany Luftwaffe 51
Anabuki, SatoruSatoru Anabuki Japan Imperial Japanese Army 51 Satoshi Anabuki.jpg
Kuroe, YasuhikoYasuhiko Kuroe Japan Imperial Japanese Army 51
Hlinka, DmitriDmitri Hlinka Soviet Union Soviet Air Force 50
Van Lierde, RemyRemy Van Lierde Belgium Royal Air Force 50 (44 V1's, 6 aircraft)
Jabs, Hans-JoachimHans-Joachim Jabs Germany Luftwaffe 50
Arnold, HeinzHeinz Arnold Germany Luftwaffe 49
Beckh, FriedrichFriedrich Beckh Germany Luftwaffe 48 Bundesarchiv Bild 146-2008-0197, Friedrich Beckh.jpg
Balthasar, WilhelmWilhelm Balthasar Germany Luftwaffe 47 (+7 in Spain)
Serbanescu, AlexandruAlexandru Şerbănescu Romania Royal Romanian Air Force 47
Vorozheikin, Arseniy VasilievichArseniy Vasilievich Vorozheikin Soviet Union Soviet Air Force 46 (+6 in Manchuria)
Koldunov, Aleksandr IvanovichAleksandr Ivanovich Koldunov Soviet Union Soviet Air Force 46
Skomorohov, Nikolay MikhailovichNikolay Mikhailovich Skomorohov Soviet Union Soviet Air Force 46
Augenstein, Hans-HeinzHans-Heinz Augenstein Germany Luftwaffe 46
Becker, LudwigLudwig Becker Germany Luftwaffe 46
Schnörrer, KarlKarl Schnörrer Germany Luftwaffe 46
Bowing-TreudingWolfgang Böwing-Treuding Germany Luftwaffe 46
Lehtovaara, UrhoUrho Lehtovaara Finland Finnish Air Force 44½
Dukovac, MatoMato Dukovac Croatia Croatian Air Force 44 (Highest scoring Croatian ace) 80px
Tuominen, OivaOiva Tuominen Finland Finnish Air Force 44
Wever, WaltherWalther Wever Germany Luftwaffe 44
Bobrov, VladimirVladimir Bobrov Soviet Union) Soviet Air Force 43
Franzisket, LudwigLudwig Franzisket Germany Luftwaffe 43
Boris, KarlKarl Boris Germany Luftwaffe 43
Puhakka, OlliOlli Puhakka Finland Finnish Air Force 42
Hannig, NorbertNorbert Hannig Germany Luftwaffe 42
Brocke, JürgenJürgen Brocke Germany Luftwaffe 42
Greceanu, TudorTudor Greceanu Romania Royal Romanian Air Force 42
Olejnik, RobertRobert Olejnik Germany Luftwaffe 41
Baake, WernerWerner Baake Germany Luftwaffe 41
Bong, Richard I.Richard I. Bong United States U.S. Army Air Forces 40 (Highest scoring U.S. Ace) Richard Bong photo portrait head and shoulders.jpg
Busch, RudolfRudolf Busch Germany Luftwaffe 40
Bremer, PeterPeter Bremer Germany Luftwaffe 40
Pattle, Marmaduke 'Pat'Marmaduke 'Pat' Pattle South African Royal Air Force 40+ (Highest scoring Gladiator ace)
Hujita, IyozoIyozo Hujita Japan Imperial Japanese Navy 39
von Bonin, Eckhart-WilhelmEckhart-Wilhelm von Bonin Germany Luftwaffe 39
Galić, CvitanCvitan Galić Croatia Croatian Air Force 38 Cvitan Galic.JPG
Borngen, ErnstErnst Borngen Germany Luftwaffe 38
Johnson, James Edgar "Johnnie"James Edgar "Johnnie" Johnson UK Royal Air Force 38
McGuire, Thomas B.Thomas B. McGuire United States U.S. Army Air Forces 38
Babak, IvanIvan Babak Soviet Union Soviet Air Force 37
Neumann, KlausKlaus Neumann Germany Luftwaffe 37 (5 from Me 262)
Bretnutz, HeinzHeinz Bretnutz Germany Luftwaffe 37
Luganski, SergeySergey Luganski Soviet Union Soviet Air Force 37
Puro, OlaviOlavi Puro Finland Finnish Air Force 36
Katajainen, NilsNils Katajainen Finland Finnish Air Force 35½
Bertram, GuntherGunther Bertram Germany Luftwaffe 35
Hnido, PetrPetr Hnido Soviet Union Soviet Air Force 34
Brandt, PaulPaul Brandt Germany Luftwaffe 34
McCampbell, DavidDavid McCampbell United States U.S. Navy 34 (Highest scoring U.S. Navy Ace)
Ohta, ToshioToshio Ohta Japan Imperial Japanese Navy 34
Stepanenko, IvanIvan Stepanenko Soviet Union Soviet Air Force 33
Clostermann, PierrePierre Clostermann France Free French Air Force; Royal Air Force 33
Beyer, HeinzHeinz Beyer Germany Luftwaffe 33
Nissinen, LauriLauri Nissinen Finland Finnish Air Force 32½
Finucane, Brendan Eamon Fergus "Paddy"Brendan Eamon Fergus "Paddy" Finucane Ireland Royal Air Force 32
Režňák, JánJán Režňák Slovakia Slovak Air Force[3] 32
Karhila, KyöstiKyösti Karhila Finland Finnish Air Force 32
Kazuo, SuginoSugino Kazuo Japan Imperial Japanese Navy 32
Kashiwade, IsamiIsami Kashiwade Japan Imperial Japanese Army 32
Malan, Adolph 'Sailor'Adolph 'Sailor' Malan South Africa Royal Air Force 32
Beurling, George F. "Buzz"George F. "Buzz" Beurling Canada Royal Air Force 31⅓ (Highest Scoring Canadian Ace)
Kumanichkin, AlexandrAlexandr Kumanichkin Soviet Union Soviet Air Force 31
Karhunen, JormaJorma Karhunen Finland Finnish Air Force 31
Szentgyörgyi, DezsőDezső Szentgyörgyi Hungary Royal Hungarian Air Force 30½
Sultan, Amet-HanAmet-Han Sultan Soviet Union Soviet Air Force 30+19 shared
Vale, WilliamWilliam Vale UK Royal Air Force 30+6 shared
Blazytko, FranzFranz Blazytko Germany Luftwaffe 30
Bucholz, MaxMax Bucholz Germany Luftwaffe 30
Bartz, ErichErich Bartz Germany Luftwaffe 30
Mutoh, KaneyoshiKaneyoshi Mutoh Japan Imperial Japanese Navy 30
Kato, TateoTateo Kato Japan Imperial Japanese Army 30?
Jobou, RyotaroRyotaro Jobou Japan Imperial Japanese Army 30
Vesa, EmilEmil Vesa Finland Finnish Air Force 29½
Adolph, WalterWalter Adolph Germany Luftwaffe 29 (+1 in Spain)
Tuck, Robert Roland StanfordRobert Roland Stanford Tuck UK Royal Air Force 29
Braham, BobBob Braham UK Royal Air Force 29
Caldwell, CliveClive Caldwell Australia Royal Australian Air Force 28½ (Highest scoring P40 pilot of WWII)
Järvi, TapioTapio Järvi Finland Finnish Air Force 28½
Kovárik, IzidorIzidor Kovárik Slovakia Slovak Air Force 28 (29?)
Koenig, Hans-HeinrichHans-Heinrich Koenig Germany Luftwaffe 28
Andres, ErnstErnst Andres Germany Luftwaffe 28
Burk, AlfredAlfred Burk Germany Luftwaffe 28
Benning, AntonAnton Benning Germany Luftwaffe 28
Lacey, "Ginger""Ginger" Lacey UK Royal Air Force 28
Gabreski, Francis "Gabby"Francis "Gabby" Gabreski United States U.S. Army Air Forces 28 (+2½ ground) +6½ Korea
Boyington, Gregory "Pappy"Gregory "Pappy" Boyington United States U.S. Marine Corps 28 (Highest scoring U.S. Marine. Ace counting 6 with the AVG)[1]
Gray, Colin FalklandColin Falkland Gray New Zealand Royal Air Force 27½
Duke, NevilleNeville Duke UK Royal Air Force 27
Beckmann, KarlKarl Beckmann Germany Luftwaffe 27
Clade, EmilEmil Clade Germany Luftwaffe 27
Johnson, Robert S.Robert S. Johnson United States U.S. Army Air Forces 27
MacDonald, Charles H.Charles H. MacDonald United States U.S. Army Air Forces 27
Sasai, JunichiJunichi Sasai Japan Imperial Japanese Navy 27
Akamatsu, SadaakiSadaaki Akamatsu Japan Imperial Japanese Navy 27
Preddy, Jr., George E.George E. Preddy, Jr. United States U.S. Army Air Forces 26.83 (+5 ground)
Lock, EricEric Lock UK Royal Air Force 26½
Ogiya, NobuoNobuo Ogiya Japan Imperial Japanese Navy 26
Gerthoffer, JánJán Gerthoffer Slovakia Slovak Air Force 26
Alakoski, KlausKlaus Alakoski Finland Finnish Air Force 26
Foss, Joseph J.Joseph J. Foss United States U.S. Marine Corps 26
Tóth, LajosLajos Tóth Hungary Royal Hungarian Air Force 26
Bannock, RussRuss Bannock Canada RCAF 25 1/2 (incl. 19 V1 rockets)
Albrecht, EgonEgon Albrecht Germany Luftwaffe 25
Bellof, LudwigLudwig Bellof Germany Luftwaffe 25
Hanson, Robert M.Robert M. Hanson United States U.S. Marine Corps 25
Kanno, NaoshiNaoshi Kanno Japan Imperial Japanese Navy 25
Carey, Frank ReginaldFrank Reginald Carey UK Royal Air Force 25
Meyer, John C.John C. Meyer United States U.S. Army Air Forces 24 (+13 ground) +2 Korea
Harris, Cecil E.Cecil E. Harris United States U.S. Navy 24
Littge, Raymond H.Raymond H. Littge United States U.S. Air Force 23½
Bader, DouglasDouglas Bader UK Royal Air Force 23
Valencia, Eugene A.Eugene A. Valencia United States U.S. Navy 23
Tervo, KaleviKalevi Tervo Finland Finnish Air Force 23
Saarinen, JormaJorma Saarinen Finland Finnish Air Force 23
Wade, Lance C.Lance C. Wade United States Royal Air Force 23
Kinnunen, EeroEero Kinnunen Finland Finnish Air Force 22½
Schilling, David C.David C. Schilling United States U.S. Army Air Forces 22½ (+10½ ground)
Pingel, RolfRolf Pingel Germany Luftwaffe 22 (+6 Spanish Civil War)
Martinoli, Teresio VittorioTeresio Vittorio Martinoli Italy Regia Aeronautica 22 +14 shared (Top scoring Italian pilot of WWII)
Müller, FritzFritz Müller Germany Luftwaffe 22 (jet ace)
Beese, ArturArtur Beese Germany Luftwaffe 22
Charles, Edward F.Edward F. Charles Canada RCAF 22
Deere, Alan ChristopherAlan Christopher Deere New Zealand Royal Air Force 22
Johnson, Gerald R.Gerald R. Johnson United States U.S. Army Air Forces 22
Kearby, Neel E.Neel E. Kearby United States U.S. Army Air Forces 22
Robbins, Jay T.Jay T. Robbins United States U.S. Army Air Forces 22
Gentile, Dominic S.Dominic S. Gentile United States U.S. Army Air Forces 21.83 (+7 ground {2 RAF})
Kingaby, DonaldDonald Kingaby UK Royal Air Force 21+2 shared
Tani, AnttiAntti Tani Finland Finnish Air Force 21½
Crawford-Crompton, William V.William V. Crawford-Crompton New Zealand Royal Air Force 21½
Hesselyn, Raymond BrownRaymond Brown Hesselyn New Zealand Royal New Zealand Air Force 21½
Christensen, Fred J.Fred J. Christensen United States U.S. Army Air Forces 21½
Wetmore, Raymond S.Raymond S. Wetmore United States U.S. Army Air Forces 21¼ (+2 ground)
Burbridge, Bransome ArthurBransome Arthur Burbridge UK Royal Air Force 21 (top RAF night fighter ace)
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Demozay, JeanJean Demozay France Royal Air Force 21
Lucchini, FrancoFranco Lucchini Italy Regia Aeronautica 21 +52 shared (+6 Spanish Civil War)
Voll, John J.John J. Voll United States U.S. Army Air Forces 21
Walsh, Kenneth A.Kenneth A. Walsh United States U.S. Marine Corps 21
Myllylä, PaavoPaavo Myllylä Finland Finnish Air Force 21
Mahurin, Walker 'Bud' MelvilleWalker 'Bud' Melville Mahurin United States U.S. Army Air Forces 20.75 (+3½ Korea)
Mackie, EvanEvan Mackie New Zealand Royal Air Force 20+3 shared (16 w/ Spitfires)
Bolz, Helmut-FelixHelmut-Felix Bolz Germany Luftwaffe 20 (+3 in Spain)
Baudach, HelmutHelmut Baudach Germany Luftwaffe 20 (jet ace)
Anter, RudolphRudolph Anter Germany Luftwaffe 20
Becker, PaulPaul Becker Germany Luftwaffe 20
Berschwinger, HansHans Berschwinger Germany Luftwaffe 20
Crossley, MichaelMichael Crossley UK Royal Air Force 20
Aldrich, Donald N.Donald N. Aldrich United States U.S. Marine Corps 20
Lynch, Thomas J.Thomas J. Lynch United States U.S. Army Air Forces 20
McLeod, Henry W.Henry W. McLeod Canada RCAF 20
Westbrook United States U.S. Army Air Forces 20
Allard, GeoffreyGeoffrey Allard UK Royal Air Force 19+5 shared
Pyötsiä, ViktorViktor Pyötsiä Finland Finnish Air Force 19½
Suhonen, VäinöVäinö Suhonen Finland Finnish Air Force 19½
Bordoni, FrancoFranco Bordoni Italy Regia Aeronautica 19 (5 victories with biplane) +18 shared
Gorrini, LuigiLuigi Gorrini Italy Regia Aeronautica 19 (1 victory with biplane) (24 kills according to other sources)
Cunningham, John "Cat's Eyes"John "Cat's Eyes" Cunningham UK Royal Air Force 19 (mainly as nightfighter)
Duncan, Glenn E.Glenn E. Duncan United States U.S. Army Air Forces 19 (+7.8 ground)
Fleming, Patrick D.Patrick D. Fleming United States U.S. Navy 19
Nooy, Cornelius N.Cornelius N. Nooy United States U.S. Navy 19
Smith, John LucianJohn Lucian Smith United States U.S. Marine Corps 19
Vraciu, AlexanderAlexander Vraciu United States U.S. Navy 19
Teromaa, ErikErik Teromaa Finland Finnish Air Force 19
Skalski, StanisławStanisław Skalski Poland Polish Air Force/RAF 18 11/12 (Highest scoring Polish ace)
Benko, Arthur J.Arthur J. Benko United States U.S. Army Air Forces 18½
Carl, Marion E.Marion E. Carl United States U.S. Marine Corps 18½
Pekuri, LauriLauri Pekuri Finland Finnish Air Force 18½
Carson, Leonard K.Leonard K. Carson United States U.S. Army Air Forces 18½ (+3½ ground)
Eagleson, Glenn T.Glenn T. Eagleson United States U.S. Army Air Forces 18½ (+5 ground) +2 Korea
Thomas, Wilbur J.Wilbur J. Thomas United States U.S. Marine Corps 18½
Yukiyoshi, WakamatsuWakamatsu Yukiyoshi Japan Imperial Japanese Army 18+
Kuttelwascher, KarelKarel Kuttelwascher Czechoslovakia Royal Air Force 18 (20?)
Urbanowicz, WitoldWitold Urbanowicz Poland Polish Air Force/Royal Air Force 18
Beckham, Walter C.Walter C. Beckham United States U.S. Army Air Forces 18
Green, Herschel H.Herschel H. Green United States U.S. Army Air Forces 18
Herbst, John C. "Pappy"John C. "Pappy" Herbst United States U.S. Army Air Forces 18
Older, Charles H.Charles H. Older United States U.S. Army Air Forces 18 (10 AVG)
Takeo, TakemizuTakemizu Takeo Japan Imperial Japanese Navy 18
Gloan, Pierre LePierre Le Gloan France French Air Force 18
Zemke, HubertHubert Zemke United States U.S. Army Air Forces 17.75
England, John B.John B. England United States U.S. Army Air Forces 17½
Beeson, Duane W.Duane W. Beeson United States U.S. Army Air Forces 17⅓ (+4.8 ground)
Huotari, JoukoJouko Huotari Finland Finnish Air Force 17½
Thornell, John F.John F. Thornell United States U.S. Army Air Forces 17¼ (+2 ground)
Brown, Henry W.Henry W. Brown United States U.S. Army Air Forces 17.2 (+14½ ground)
Božík, RudolfRudolf Božík Slovakia Slovak Air Force 17
Drago, UgoUgo Drago Italy Regia Aeronautica 17 (11 RSI)
McKnight, William "Willie"William "Willie" McKnight Canada Royal Air Force 17
Frantisek, JosefJosef Frantisek Czechoslovakia Polish Air Force 17
Sarvanto, JormaJorma Sarvanto Finland Finnish Air Force 17
Turkka, YrjöYrjö Turkka Finland Finnish Air Force 17
Johnson, Gerald W.Gerald W. Johnson United States U.S. Army Air Forces 17
Varnell, Jr., James S.James S. Varnell, Jr. United States U.S. Army Air Forces 17 Capt. James S. Varnell 1944.jpg
Gładych, BolesławBolesław Gładych Poland Polish Air Force/U.S. Army Air Forces 17
Truscott, KeithKeith Truscott Australia Royal Australian Air Force 17
Vasatko, AloisAlois Vasatko Czechoslovakia RAF 17
Horbaczewski, EugeniuszEugeniusz Horbaczewski Poland Polish Air Force/RAF 16½
Klersey, William T.William T. Klersey Canada RCAF 16½
Lumme, AulisAulis Lumme Finland Finnish Air Force 16½
MacLachlan, JamesJames MacLachlan UK Royal Air Force 16½ (7½ after the amputation of his left arm) CH 004015.jpg
Riihikallio, EeroEero Riihikallio Finland Finnish Air Force 16½
Cullen, NigelNigel Cullen Australia Royal Air Force 16½
Godfrey, John T.John T. Godfrey United States U.S. Army Air Forces 16⅓ (+18 ground)
Goldsmith, AdrianAdrian Goldsmith Australia Royal Australian Air Force 16¼
Anderson, Clarence E.Clarence E. Anderson United States U.S. Army Air Forces 16¼ (+1 ground)
Galland, PaulPaul Galland Germany Luftwaffe 16
Clisby, LesLes Clisby Australia Royal Air Force 16
Dzal, FranjoFranjo Dzal Croatia Croatian Air Force 16 Franjo Džal.jpg
Baker, DouglasDouglas Baker United States U.S. Navy 16
Edwards, James FrancisJames Francis Edwards Canada RCAF 16
Halonen, EeroEero Halonen Finland Finnish Air Force 16
Harris, BillBill Harris United States U.S. Army Air Forces 16
McNair, Robert W.Robert W. McNair Canada RCAF 16
Plagis, JohnJohn Plagis Rhodesia Royal Air Force 16 (Highest scoring Rhodesian ace and top scoring ace of Greek descent) John Plagis.jpg
Dicezare, IoanIoan Dicezare Romania Royal Romanian Air Force 16
Kepford, Ira C.Ira C. Kepford United States U.S. Navy 16
Stimpson, Charles R.Charles R. Stimpson United States U.S. Navy 16
Turner, P. S.P. S. Turner Canada RCAF 16
Welch, George S.George S. Welch United States U.S. Army Air Forces 16
la Meslée, Edmond MarinEdmond Marin la Meslée France French Air Force 16
Visintini, MarioMario Visintini Italy Regia Aeronautica 16 (+32 ground, alone or shared) + 1 in Spanish Civil War - top scoring biplane ace in WWII
Harries, RaymondRaymond Harries UK Royal Air Force 15+3 shared
Mason, ErnestErnest Mason UK Royal Air Force 15+2 shared
Waddy, John LloydJohn Lloyd Waddy Australia Royal Australian Air Force 15½
Beerbower, Donald M.Donald M. Beerbower United States U.S. Army Air Forces 15½
Peterson, Richard A.Richard A. Peterson United States U.S. Army Air Forces 15½ (+3½ ground)
Whisner, Jr., William T.William T. Whisner, Jr. United States U.S. Army Air Forces 15½ (+3½ ground) +5½ Korea
Swett, James E.James E. Swett United States U.S. Marine Corps 15½
Hill, David Lee "Tex"David Lee "Tex" Hill United States U.S. Army Air Forces 15¼ (10¼ AVG)
Cyprich, FrantišekFrantišek Cyprich Slovakia Slovak Air Force 15 (18?)
Frost, John "Jack"John "Jack" Frost South Africa South African Air Force 15
Stoyanov, StoyanStoyan Stoyanov Bulgaria Royal Bulgarian Air Force 15
Alho, MarttiMartti Alho Finland Finnish Air Force 15
Bencetic, LjudevitLjudevit Bencetic Croatia Croatian Air Force 15
Hughes, PatersonPaterson Hughes Australia Royal Air Force 15
Page, GeoffreyGeoffrey Page UK Royal Air Force 15
Bradley, Jack T.Jack T. Bradley USA U.S. Army Air Forces 15
Brown, Samuel J.Samuel J. Brown USA U.S. Army Air Forces 15
Cragg, Edward "Porky"Edward "Porky" Cragg USA U.S. Army Air Forces 15
Dahlberg, Kenneth H.Kenneth H. Dahlberg USA U.S. Army Air Forces 15
Dunham, William D.William D. Dunham USA U.S. Army Air Forces 15
Foy, Robert W.Robert W. Foy USA U.S. Army Air Forces 15
Hofer, Ralph K.Ralph K. Hofer USA U.S. Army Air Forces 15 (+14 ground)
Homer, Cyril F.Cyril F. Homer USA U.S. Army Air Forces 15
Spears, Harold L.Harold L. Spears USA U.S. Marine Corps 15
Bochkay, Donald H.Donald H. Bochkay USA U.S. Army Air Forces 14.84
Blakeslee, Donald J.Donald J. Blakeslee USA U.S. Army Air Forces 14½ (incl 3 RAF)
Landers, John D.John D. Landers USA U.S. Army Air Forces 14½ (+20 ground)
Nuorala, AaroAaro Nuorala Finland Finnish Air Force 14½
Powers, Jr., Joseph H.Joseph H. Powers, Jr. USA U.S. Army Air Forces 14½
Checketts, JohnnieJohnnie Checketts NZ Royal New Zealand Air Force 14½
Brown, HenryHenry Brown USA U.S. Army Air Force 14½ (+14.5 ground)
Scherf, CharlesCharles Scherf Australia Royal Australian Air Force 14½ (+9 ground)
Bellagambi, MarioMario Bellagambi Italy Regia Aeronautica 14
Heglund, SveinSvein Heglund Norway Royal Air Force 14
Wegmann, GüntherGünther Wegmann Germany Luftwaffe 14 (jet ace)
Brezina, FrantišekFrantišek Brezina Slovakia Slovak Air Force 14
Carr, Bruce W.Bruce W. Carr USA U.S. Army Air Forces 14 (+10 ground)
Curtis, Robert C.Robert C. Curtis USA U.S. Army Air Forces 14
DeHaven, Robert M.Robert M. DeHaven USA U.S. Army Air Forces 14
Donahue, Archie G.Archie G. Donahue USA U.S. Marine Corps 14
Emmer, Wallace N.Wallace N. Emmer USA U.S. Army Air Forces 14
Goodson, James A.James A. Goodson USA U.S. Army Air Forces 14 (+13 ground)
Hawkins, Arthur R.Arthur R. Hawkins USA U.S. Navy 14
Jeffrey, Arthur F.Arthur F. Jeffrey USA U.S. Army Air Forces 14
McComas, Edward O.Edward O. McComas USA U.S. Army Air Forces 14
McCuskey, Elbert S.Elbert S. McCuskey USA U.S. Navy 14
Roberts, Jr., Daniel T.Daniel T. Roberts, Jr. USA U.S. Army Air Forces 14
Wirth, John L.John L. Wirth USA U.S. Navy 14
Duncan, George C.George C. Duncan USA U.S. Navy 13½
Kokko, PekkaPekka Kokko Finland Finnish Air Force 13½
Lampi, HeimoHeimo Lampi Finland Finnish Air Force 13½
Mehle, Roger W.Roger W. Mehle USA U.S. Navy 13½
Strait, Donald J.Donald J. Strait USA U.S. Army Air Forces 13½
Carpenter, GeorgeGeorge Carpenter USA U.S. Army Air Forces 13.4 (+4 ground)
Bryan, Donald S.Donald S. Bryan USA U.S. Army Air Forces 13.3
Lennartz, HelmutHelmut Lennartz Germany Luftwaffe 13 (jet ace)
Cramer, Darrell S.Darrell S. Cramer USA U.S. Army Air Forces 13
Pan-Yang, John WongJohn Wong Pan-Yang USA Chinese Nationalist Air Force (USA-born volunteer) 13
Brooks, James L.James L. Brooks USA U.S. Army Air Forces 13
Zumbach, JanJan Zumbach Poland Polish Air Force 13
Boskic, SafetSafet Boskic Croatia Croatian Air Force 13
Shipard, MervynMervyn Shipard Australia Royal Australian Air Force 13
Carmichael, Jr., Daniel A.Daniel A. Carmichael, Jr. USA U.S. Navy 13
Cupp, James N.James N. Cupp USA U.S. Marine Corps 13
East, Clyde B.Clyde B. East USA U.S. Army Air Forces 13
Galer, Robert E.Robert E. Galer USA U.S. Marine Corps 13
Hampshire, John F.John F. Hampshire USA U.S. Army Air Forces 13
Holloway, Bruce K.Bruce K. Holloway USA U.S. Army Air Forces 13
Marontate, William P.William P. Marontate USA U.S. Marine Corps 13
Millikan, Willard. W.Willard. W. Millikan USA U.S. Army Air Forces 13 (+2 ground)
Moran, Glennon T.Glennon T. Moran USA U.S. Army Air Forces 13 (+3 ground)
Neale (pilot), RobertRobert Neale (pilot) USA AVG 13 (+2½ ground)
Olds, RobinRobin Olds USA U.S. Army Air Forces 13 (+11 ground +4 Vietnam)
O'Meara, JamesJames O'Meara UK Royal Air Force 13
Pallasvuo, YrjöYrjö Pallasvuo Finland Finnish Air Force 13
Parker, Harry A.Harry A. Parker USA U.S. Army Air Forces 13
Rushing, Roy W.Roy W. Rushing USA U.S. Navy 13
Shaw, Edward O.Edward O. Shaw USA U.S. Marine Corps 13
Stephens, Robert W.Robert W. Stephens USA U.S. Army Air Forces 13
Strane, John R.John R. Strane USA U.S. Navy 13
Scott, Jr., Robert LeeRobert Lee Scott, Jr. USA U.S. Army Air Forces 13
Twelves, Wendell V.Wendell V. Twelves USA U.S. Navy 13
Bartley, Anthony CharlesAnthony Charles Bartley UK Royal Air Force 13
Williamson, Felix D.Felix D. Williamson USA U.S. Army Air Forces 13
Pietrzak, HenrykHenryk Pietrzak Poland Polish Air Force/Royal Air Force 12½
Aaltonen, LasseLasse Aaltonen Finland Finnish Air Force 12½
Armstrong, HugoHugo Armstrong Australia Royal Australian Air Force 12½
Barr, Andrew "Nicky"Andrew "Nicky" Barr Australia Royal Australian Air Force 12½
Gaze, TonyTony Gaze Australia Royal Air Force 12½
Brueland, Lowell K.Lowell K. Brueland USA U.S. Army Air Forces 12½ (+2 Korea)
Frazier, Kenneth D.Kenneth D. Frazier USA U.S. Marine Corps 12½
Fairbanks, David Charles "Foob"David Charles "Foob" Fairbanks USA RCAF 12½
Koskinen, EinoEino Koskinen Finland Finnish Air Force 12½
Paronen, OnniOnni Paronen Finland Finnish Air Force 12½
Sarjamo, UrhoUrho Sarjamo Finland Finnish Air Force 12½
Sovelius, Per-ErikPer-Erik Sovelius Finland Finnish Air Force 12½
Stewart, James C.James C. Stewart USA U.S. Army Air Forces 12½ (+1 ground)
Brown, Quince L.Quince L. Brown USA U.S. Army Air Forces 12⅓ (+2 ground)
Culinovic, MatoMato Culinovic Croatia Croatian Air Force 12
Martinko, EduardEduard Martinko Croatia Croatian Air Force 12
Mikovic, VecaVeca Mikovic Croatia Croatian Air Force 12
Stipcic, ZlatkoZlatko Stipcic Croatia Croatian Air Force 12
Pisarek, MarianMarian Pisarek Poland Polish Air Force/Royal Air Force 12
Dundas, JohnJohn Dundas UK Royal Air Force 12
Freeborn, JohnJohn Freeborn UK Royal Air Force 12
Stauder, JozefJozef Štauder Slovakia Slovak Air Force 12 (13?)
Zeleňák, PavolPavol Zeleňák Slovakia Slovak Air Force 12
Bretherton, BruceBruce Bretherton Australia Royal Australian Air Force 12
Crombie, CharlesCharles Crombie Australia Royal Australian Air Force 12
Turnbull, PeterPeter Turnbull Australia Royal Australian Air Force 12
Yarra, JohnJohn Yarra Australia Royal Australian Air Force 12
Matúšek, AntonAnton Matúšek Slovakia Slovak Air Force 12
Ahokas, LeoLeo Ahokas Finland Finnish Air Force 12
Brezas, MichaelMichael Brezas USA U.S. Army Air Forces 12
Chase, Levi R.Levi R. Chase USA U.S. Army Air Forces 12
Craig, Clement M.Clement M. Craig USA U.S. Navy 12
Eastham, David B.David B. Eastham USA U.S. Army Air Forces 12
Everton, Loren D.Loren D. Everton USA U.S. Marine Corps 12
Giannella, LuidiLuidi Giannella Italy Regia Aeronautica 12
Gleason, George W.George W. Gleason USA U.S. Army Air Forces 12 (+2½ ground)
Harris, Leroy E.Leroy E. Harris USA U.S. Navy 12
Head, Jr., Coatsworth B.Coatsworth B. Head, Jr. USA U.S. Army Air Forces 12
Hedrick, Roger R.Roger R. Hedrick USA U.S. Navy 12
Henry, William E.William E. Henry USA U.S. Army Air Forces 12
Hively, Howard D.Howard D. Hively USA U.S. Army Air Forces 12 (+2½ ground)
Ladd, Kenneth G.Kenneth G. Ladd USA U.S. Army Air Forces 12
Litvak, LydiaLydia Litvak Soviet Union Soviet Air Force 12 (top female ace) 80px
Masoner, Jr., William J.William J. Masoner, Jr. USA U.S. Navy 12
McKennon, Pierce W.Pierce W. McKennon USA U.S. Army Air Forces 12 (+9.7 ground)
Moore, Robert W.Robert W. Moore USA U.S. Army Air Forces 12
Quirk, Michael J.Michael J. Quirk USA U.S. Army Air Forces 12 (+5 ground)
Schreiber, LeRoy A.LeRoy A. Schreiber USA U.S. Army Air Forces 12 (+2 ground)
Segal, Harold E.Harold E. Segal USA U.S. Marine Corps 12
Shirley, James A.James A. Shirley USA U.S. Navy 12
Skogstad, Norman C.Norman C. Skogstad USA U.S. Army Air Forces 12
Sloan, William J.William J. Sloan USA U.S. Army Air Forces 12
Trowbridge, Eugene A.Eugene A. Trowbridge USA U.S. Army Air Forces 12
Turner, Richard E.Richard E. Turner USA U.S. Army Air Forces 12 (11?) (incl 2 V-1)
Watkins, James A.James A. Watkins USA U.S. Army Air Forces 12
West, Richard L.Richard L. West USA U.S. Army Air Forces 12
Megura, NicholasNicholas Megura USA U.S. Army Air Forces 11.84 (+3.8 ground)
Carr, George R.George R. Carr USA U.S. Navy 11½
Clark, Jr., James A.James A. Clark, Jr. USA U.S. Army Air Forces 11½ (+4½ ground)
Conger, Paul A.Paul A. Conger USA U.S. Army Air Forces 11½
Gilbert, Olin E.Olin E. Gilbert USA U.S. Army Air Forces 11½
Halton, William T.William T. Halton USA U.S. Army Air Forces 11½ (+2 ground)
Hovde, William J.William J. Hovde USA U.S. Army Air Forces 11½ (+2 ground +1 Korea)
Kirla, Jr., John A.John A. Kirla, Jr. USA U.S. Army Air Forces 11½ (+½ ground)
Snider, William N.William N. Snider USA U.S. Marine Corps 11½
Yeager, Charles E. "Chuck"Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager USA U.S. Army Air Forces 11½
Chi-Sheng, LiuLiu Chi-Sheng / Liu Zhesheng China Chinese Nationalist Air Force 11.3
Mayers, HowardHoward Mayers Australia Royal Air Force 11.3
Norley, Louis H.Louis H. Norley USA U.S. Army Air Forces 11.3 (+5 ground)
DeLong, Philip C.Philip C. DeLong USA U.S. Marine Corps 11.2 (+2 Korea)
Russell, Ian Bedford NesbittIan Bedford Nesbitt Russell Australia Royal Air Force 11
Starc, AlbinAlbin Starc Croatia Croatian Air Force 11
Helebrant, JosipJosip Helebrant Croatia Croatian Air Force 11
Martinasevic, StjepanStjepan Martinasevic Croatia Croatian Air Force 11
Bauer, Harold W.Harold W. Bauer USA U.S. Marine Corps 11
Blackburn, John T.John T. Blackburn USA U.S. Navy 11
Budanova, YekaterinaYekaterina Budanova Soviet Union Soviet Air Force 11
Dean, Jr., William A.William A. Dean, Jr. USA U.S. Navy 11
Fisken, GeoffGeoff Fisken New Zealand Royal New Zealand Air Force 11
Frantz, Carl M.Carl M. Frantz USA U.S. Army Air Forces 11
French, James B.James B. French USA U.S. Navy 11
Goebel, Robert J.Robert J. Goebel USA U.S. Army Air Forces 11
Kirkwood, Phillip L.Phillip L. Kirkwood USA U.S. Navy 11
Lawler, John B.John B. Lawler USA U.S. Army Air Forces 11
Leino, HemmoHemmo Leino Finland Finnish Air Force 11
Lent, Francis J.Francis J. Lent USA U.S. Army Air Forces 11
Molland, Leland P.Leland P. Molland USA U.S. Army Air Forces 11
Leverette, William L.William L. Leverette USA U.S. Army Air Forces 11
Loisel, John S.John S. Loisel USA U.S. Army Air Forces 11
Lowry, Wayne L.Wayne L. Lowry USA U.S. Army Air Forces 11
Mallory, Charles M.Charles M. Mallory USA U.S. Navy 11
Maresiev, Alexei PetrovichAlexei Petrovich Maresiev Soviet Union Soviet Air Force 11
3 of them, after losing his legs.
80px
McCorkle, Charles M.Charles M. McCorkle USA U.S. Army Air Forces 11
McDonald, Norman L.Norman L. McDonald USA U.S. Army Air Forces 11
McWhorter III, HamiltonHamilton McWhorter III USA U.S. Navy 11
Mitchell, John W.John W. Mitchell USA U.S. Army Air Forces 11 (+4 Korea)
Nieminen, UrhoUrho Nieminen Finland Finnish Air Force 11
Reber, Jr., James V.James V. Reber, Jr. USA U.S. Navy 11
Richardson, Elmer W.Elmer W. Richardson USA U.S. Army Air Forces 11 (8?)
Riddle, Robert H.Robert H. Riddle USA U.S. Army Air Forces 11
Rigg, James F.James F. Rigg USA U.S. Navy 11
Runyon, Donald E.Donald E. Runyon USA U.S. Navy 11
Sapp, Donald H.Donald H. Sapp USA U.S. Marine Corps 11
Shubin, MurrayMurray Shubin USA U.S. Army Air Forces 11
Smith, Jr., CorneliusCornelius Smith, Jr. USA U.S. Army Air Forces 11
Solaroli di Briona, GiorgioGiorgio Solaroli di Briona Italy Regia Aeronautica 11
Sparks, Kenneth C.Kenneth C. Sparks USA U.S. Army Air Forces 11
Stanbrook, Richard E.Richard E. Stanbrook USA U.S. Navy 11
Törrönen, IlkkaIlkka Törrönen Finland Finnish Air Force 11
Vejtasa, Stanley W.Stanley W. Vejtasa USA U.S. Navy 11
Burgard, George T.George T. Burgard USA AVG 10.75
O'Conner, Frank Q.Frank Q. O'Conner USA U.S. Army Air Forces 10.75
Anderson, Jr., Charles F.Charles F. Anderson, Jr. USA U.S. Army Air Forces 10½ (+5½ ground)
Beebe, Marshall U.Marshall U. Beebe USA U.S. Navy 10½
Ceulleers, George F.George F. Ceulleers USA U.S. Army Air Forces 10½
Conger, Jack E.Jack E. Conger USA U.S. Marine Corps 10½
Doersch, George A.George A. Doersch USA U.S. Army Air Forces 10½ (+½ ground)
Erkinheimo, NiiloNiilo Erkinheimo Finland Finnish Air Force 10½
Hovde, William J.William J. Hovde USA U.S. Army Air Forces 10½ (+2 ground +4 Korea)
Kalima, MarttiMartti Kalima Finland Finnish Air Force 10½
Lahtela, KullervoKullervo Lahtela Finland Finnish Air Force 10½
Littge, Raymond H.Raymond H. Littge USA U.S. Army Air Forces 10½ (+13 ground)
Metsola, KaiKai Metsola Finland Finnish Air Force 10½
Rector, EdwardEdward Rector USA U.S. Army Air Forces 10½ (6½ AVG)
Reiserer, Russell E.Russell E. Reiserer USA U.S. Navy 10½
Storch, John A.John A. Storch USA U.S. Army Air Forces 10½ (+1½ ground)
Symmes, John C.John C. Symmes USA U.S. Navy 10½
Newkirk, John V.John V. Newkirk USA AVG 10½
Metsola, KaiKai Metsola Finland Finnish Air Force 10½
Peltola, EinoEino Peltola Finland Finnish Air Force 10½
Robert E. Murray USA U.S. Navy 10.4
Elliot, Ralph E.Ralph E. Elliot USA U.S. Navy 10.3
Glover, Fred W.Fred W. Glover USA U.S. Army Air Forces 10.3 (+12½ ground)
Gibbes, BobbyBobby Gibbes Australia Royal Australian Air Force 10¼
McGarry, William D.William D. McGarry USA AVG 10¼
Aschenbrenner, Robert WRobert W Aschenbrenner USA U.S. Army Air Forces 10
Arthur, WilfredWilfred Arthur Australia Royal Australian Air Force 10
Brennan, VirgilVirgil Brennan Australia Royal Australian Air Force 10
Parkinson, ColinColin Parkinson Australia Royal Australian Air Force 10
Baldwin, Frank B.Frank B. Baldwin USA U.S. Marine Corps 10
Blickenstaff, Wayne K.Wayne K. Blickenstaff USA U.S. Army Air Forces 10
Broadhead, Joseph E.Joseph E. Broadhead USA U.S. Army Air Forces 10
Brown, Jr., Carl A.Carl A. Brown, Jr. USA U.S. Navy 10
Coleman, Thaddeus T.Thaddeus T. Coleman USA U.S. Navy 10
Giroux, William K.William K. Giroux USA U.S. Army Air Forces 10
Goehausen, Jr., Walter J.Walter J. Goehausen, Jr. USA U.S. Army Air Forces 10
Harris, Ernest A.Ernest A. Harris USA U.S. Army Air Forces 10
Juchheim, Jr., Alwin M.Alwin M. Juchheim, Jr. USA U.S. Army Air Forces 10 (+6 ground)
Karu, VeikkoVeikko Karu Finland Finnish Air Force 10
Kirjonen, MaunoMauno Kirjonen Finland Finnish Air Force 10
Laitinen, AhtiAhti Laitinen Finland Finnish Air Force 10
Long, Herbert H.Herbert H. Long USA U.S. Marine Corps 10
Lines, Edward E.Edward E. Lines USA U.S. Army Air Forces 10
Mann, Jr., Thomas H.Thomas H. Mann, Jr. USA U.S. Marine Corps 10
Mansker, Joseph L.Joseph L. Mansker USA U.S. Army Air Forces 10
Mitchell, Harris E.Harris E. Mitchell USA U.S. Navy 10
Pasila, MikkoMikko Pasila Finland Finnish Air Force 10
Pisanos, SteveSteve Pisanos Greece Royal Air Force/U.S. Army Air Forces 10 Steve Pisanos 2006 Gathering of Eagles Lithograph.jpg
Rankin, Robert J.Robert J. Rankin USA U.S. Army Air Forces 10
Reidy, Thomas H.Thomas H. Reidy USA U.S. Navy 10
Reynolds, Andrew J.Andrew J. Reynolds USA U.S. Army Air Forces 10
Scott, Jr., Robert L.Robert L. Scott, Jr. USA U.S. Army Air Forces 10
Singer, Jr., ArthurArthur Singer, Jr. USA U.S. Navy 10
Smith, John M.John M. Smith USA U.S. Navy 10
Stanch, Paul M.Paul M. Stanch USA U.S. Army Air Forces 10
Summer, ElliotElliot Summer USA U.S. Army Air Forces 10
Swope, James S.James S. Swope USA U.S. Navy 10
Visconti, AdrianoAdriano Visconti Italy Regia Aeronautica 26
Westermark, Robert V.Robert V. Westermark USA U.S. Army Air Forces 10
Adams, Fletcher E.Fletcher E. Adams USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9 ½
Bankey, Jr., Ernest E.Ernest E. Bankey, Jr. USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9 ½ (+8 ground)
Check, Leonard J.Leonard J. Check USA U.S. Navy 9 ½
Coate, EdwardEdward Coate Australia Royal Australian Air Force 9 ½
Fiebelkorn, Ernest C.Ernest C. Fiebelkorn USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9 ½(9?) (+2 ground)
Gabszewicz, AleksanderAleksander Gabszewicz Poland Polish Air Force/Royal Air Force 9 ½
Maciejowski, MichałMichał Maciejowski Poland Polish Air Force/Royal Air Force 9 ½
Spencer, Dale F.Dale F. Spencer USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9 ½ (+½ ground)
Coats, Robert C.Robert C. Coats USA U.S. Navy 9 ⅓
Ferić, MirosławMirosław Ferić Poland Polish Air Force/Royal Air Force 9 ⅓
Szczęsny, HenrykHenryk Szczęsny Poland Polish Air Force/Royal Air Force 9 ⅓
Bond, Charles R.Charles R. Bond USA AVG 9 ¼
Andrew, Stephen W.Stephen W. Andrew USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9 (+6½ ground)
Banks, William M.William M. Banks USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9 ½
Archer, Lee "Buddy"Lee "Buddy" Archer USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9 (+6 ground)
Chudek, AleksanderAleksander Chudek Poland Polish Air Force/Royal Air Force 9
Falkowski, JanJan Falkowski Poland Polish Air Force/Royal Air Force 9
Bowes, RoderickRoderick Bowes Australia Royal Australian Air Force 9
Kearney, James TimothyJames Timothy Kearney Australia Royal Australian Air Force 9
Bassett, Edgar R.Edgar R. Bassett USA U.S. Navy 9
Berree, Norman R.Norman R. Berree USA U.S. Navy 9
Bland, William R.William R. Bland USA U.S. Navy 9
Bostwick, George E.George E. Bostwick USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9 (+6 ground)
Bright, Mark K.Mark K. Bright USA U.S. Navy 9
Buie, Paul D.Paul D. Buie USA U.S. Navy 9
Carey, Jr., Henry A.Henry A. Carey, Jr. USA U.S. Navy 9
Champlin, Frederick F.Frederick F. Champlin USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Collins, Frank J.Frank J. Collins USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9 (8?)
Collins, Jr., William M.William M. Collins, Jr. USA U.S. Navy 9
Cormier, Richard L.Richard L. Cormier USA U.S. Navy 9
Curdes, Louis E.Louis E. Curdes USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Dahl, Perry A.Perry A. Dahl USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Dalglish, James B.James B. Dalglish USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9 (incl 3 V-1s)
DeBlanc, Jefferson J.Jefferson J. DeBlanc USA U.S. Marine Corps 9
Dunkin, Richard W.Richard W. Dunkin USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Eastmond, Richard T.Richard T. Eastmond USA U.S. Navy 9
Elder, Robert A.Robert A. Elder USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9 (+2 ground)
Emmons, Eugene H.Eugene H. Emmons USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Fanning, Grover E.Grover E. Fanning USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Feightner, Edward L.Edward L. Feightner USA U.S. Navy 9
Feld, SylvanSylvan Feld USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Forester, Joseph M.Joseph M. Forester USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Franger, Marvin J.Marvin J. Franger USA U.S. Navy 9
Freeman, Doris C.Doris C. Freeman USA U.S. Navy 9
Gallup, Kenneth W.Kenneth W. Gallup USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9 (+2 ground)
Harris, Thomas S.Thomas S. Harris USA U.S. Navy 9
Haviland, Jr., Frederick R.Frederick R. Haviland, Jr. USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9 (+6 ground)
Hill, Allen E.Allen E. Hill USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Hurlburt, Frank D.Frank D. Hurlburt USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Kiser, George C.George C. Kiser USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Lesicka, Joseph J.Joseph J. Lesicka USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Magee, Christopher L.Christopher L. Magee USA U.S. Marine Corps 9
Menard, Jr., Louis A.Louis A. Menard, Jr. USA U.S. Navy 9
Merony, Virgil K.Virgil K. Merony USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Morrill, Stanley B.Stanley B. Morrill USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Overend, Edmund F.Edmund F. Overend USA U.S. Marine Corps 9 (5 AVG)
Overfield, Lloyd J.Lloyd J. Overfield USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Paris III, Joel B.Joel B. Paris III USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Picken, Harvey P.Harvey P. Picken USA U.S. Navy 9
Redmond, Eugene D.Eugene D. Redmond USA U.S. Navy 9
Reed, William N.William N. Reed USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9 (3 AVG)
Rehm, Jr., Daniel R.Daniel R. Rehm, Jr. USA U.S. Navy 9
Roberts, Eugene P.Eugene P. Roberts USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Rudel, Hans-UlrichHans-Ulrich Rudel Germany Luftwaffe 9 (Stuka pilot; leading ground attack ace)
Smith, Meryl M.Meryl M. Smith USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Smith, Robert T.Robert T. Smith USA AVG 9
Stewart, James S.James S. Stewart USA U.S. Navy 9
Stewart, John S.John S. Stewart USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Thomas, Jr., Franklin C.Franklin C. Thomas, Jr. USA U.S. Marine Corps 9
Haren, Jr., Arthur VanArthur Van Haren, Jr. USA U.S. Navy 9
Warmer, Benjamin F.Benjamin F. Warmer USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9
White, Robert H.Robert H. White USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Wolfe, Judge E.Judge E. Wolfe USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Watts, Charles E.Charles E. Watts USA U.S. Navy 8.75
Henneberg, ZdzisławZdzisław Henneberg Poland Polish Air Force
Brzeski, StanisławStanisław Brzeski Poland Polish Air Force/Royal Air Force
Król, WacławWacław Król Poland Polish Air Force/Royal Air Force
Banks, John L.John L. Banks USA U.S. Navy
Bryan, Jr., William E.William E. Bryan, Jr. USA U.S. Army Air Forces
Cain, James B.James B. Cain USA U.S. Navy
Cesky, Charles J.Charles J. Cesky USA U.S. Army Air Forces
Chenoweth, Oscar I.Oscar I. Chenoweth USA U.S. Navy
Chin, ArthurArthur Chin / Chen Ruitian USA Chinese Nationalist Air Force (USA-born volunteer)
Cutler, Frank A.Frank A. Cutler USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8½ (+3 ground)
Foster, Carl C.Carl C. Foster USA U.S. Navy
Gray, John F.John F. Gray USA U.S. Navy
Hargreaves, Everett G.Everett G. Hargreaves USA U.S. Navy
Hayes, Jr., Thomas L.Thomas L. Hayes, Jr. USA U.S. Army Air Forces
Hoefker, John H.John H. Hoefker USA U.S. Army Air Forces
Jenkins, Otto D.Otto D. Jenkins USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8½ (+2 ground)
Johnson, Arthur G.Arthur G. Johnson USA U.S. Army Air Forces
Lawlor, Frank L.Frank L. Lawlor USA AVG
Loesch, Gregory K.Gregory K. Loesch USA U.S. Marine Corps
Luksic, Carl J.Carl J. Luksic USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8½ (+7 ground)
McDowell, DonaldDonald McDowell USA U.S. Army Air Forces
McGrattan, Bernard J.Bernard J. McGrattan USA U.S. Army Air Forces
Moats, Sanford K.Sanford K. Moats USA U.S. Army Air Forces
Morgan, Jr., John L.John L. Morgan, Jr. USA U.S. Marine Corps
Pigman, George W.George W. Pigman USA U.S. Navy
Plant, Claude W.Claude W. Plant USA U.S. Navy
Schlegel, Albert L.Albert L. Schlegel USA U.S. Army Air Forces
Self, Larry R.Larry R. Self USA U.S. Navy
Głowacki, AntoniAntoni Głowacki Poland Polish Air Force/Royal Air Force 8⅓
Szaposznikow, EugeniuszEugeniusz Szaposznikow Poland Polish Air Force/Royal Air Force 8⅓
Drummond, John FraserJohn Fraser Drummond UK Royal Air Force 8⅓
Howard, James H.James H. Howard USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8⅓ (2⅓ AVG)
Gabriel, Franklin T.Franklin T. Gabriel USA U.S. Navy
McMillan, George B.George B. McMillan USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8¼ (+1 ground)
Pietrasiak, AdolfAdolf Pietrasiak Poland Polish Air Force/Royal Air Force 8.10
Büttner, ErichErich Büttner Germany Luftwaffe 8 (jet ace)
Weihs, Hans-DieterHans-Dieter Weihs Germany Luftwaffe 8 (jet ace)
Ainlay, John M.John M. Ainlay USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8 (7?)
Alison, John R.John R. Alison USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Allen (USAAF), David W.David W. Allen (USAAF) USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Bardshar, Frederick A.Frederick A. Bardshar USA U.S. Navy 8
Barnard, Lloyd G.Lloyd G. Barnard USA U.S. Navy 8
Benz, Jr., Walter G.Walter G. Benz, Jr. USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Bonneau, William J.William J. Bonneau USA U.S. Navy 8
Booth, Robert J.Robert J. Booth USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Burnett, Jr., Roy O.Roy O. Burnett, Jr. USA U.S. Navy 8
Carroll, Jr., Walter J.Walter J. Carroll, Jr. USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Case, William N.William N. Case USA U.S. Marine Corps 8
Collinsworth, J. D.J. D. Collinsworth USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8 (6?)
Cruikshank, Arthur W.Arthur W. Cruikshank USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Damstrom, Fernley H.Fernley H. Damstrom USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Dobbin, John F.John F. Dobbin USA U.S. Marine Corps 8
Doner, Landis E.Landis E. Doner USA U.S. Navy 8
Dorsch, Frederick J.Frederick J. Dorsch USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Duke, Walter F.Walter F. Duke USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Edens, William C.William C. Edens USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8 (+3 ground)
Elder, John L.John L. Elder USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8 (+13 ground)
Evenson, Eric A.Eric A. Evenson USA U.S. Navy 8
Fielder, Jr., Arthur C.Arthur C. Fielder, Jr. USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Fleming, Francis M.Francis M. Fleming USA U.S. Navy 8
Fowle, James M.James M. Fowle USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Gardner, William A.William A. Gardner USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Gaunt, FrankFrank Gaunt USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8 (7?)
Gerard, Francis R.Francis R. Gerard USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Gile, Clement D.Clement D. Gile USA U.S. Navy 8
Glenn, Maxwell H.Maxwell H. Glenn USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8 (5?) (+3 ground)
Gordon, Mathew M.Mathew M. Gordon USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Griffin, Richard J.Richard J. Griffin USA U.S. Navy 8
Grosshuesch, Leroy V.Leroy V. Grosshuesch USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Gutt, Fred E.Fred E. Gutt USA U.S. Marine Corps 8
Hadden, Jr., Mayo A.Mayo A. Hadden, Jr. USA U.S. Navy 8
Harris, Frederick A.Frederick A. Harris USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Hart, Kenneth F.Kenneth F. Hart USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Herman (or Hernan), Jr., Edwin J.Edwin J. Herman (or Hernan), Jr. USA U.S. Marine Corps 8
Hollowell, George L.George L. Hollowell USA U.S. Marine Corps 8
Horne, AngusAngus Horne UK Royal Air Force 8
Ilfrey, Jack E.Jack E. Ilfrey USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Jackson, Michael J.Michael J. Jackson USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8 (+5½ ground)
Johnson, Byron M.Byron M. Johnson USA U.S. Navy 8
Johnson, John M.John M. Johnson USA U.S. Navy 8
Jones, John L.John L. Jones USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Kinnard, Claiborne H.Claiborne H. Kinnard USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8 (+17 ground)
Kunz, Charles M.Charles M. Kunz USA U.S. Marine Corps 8
Leonard, William N.William N. Leonard USA U.S. Navy 8
Lewis, William H.William H. Lewis USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Lindsay, Elvin L.Elvin L. Lindsay USA U.S. Navy 8
Maloney, Thomas E.Thomas E. Maloney USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8 (7?)
Maxwell, William R.William R. Maxwell USA U.S. Navy 8
May, Jr., EarlEarl May, Jr. USA U.S. Navy 8
Miller, Johnnie G.Johnnie G. Miller USA U.S. Navy 8
Momyer, William W.William W. Momyer USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Mulcahey, Douglas W.Douglas W. Mulcahey USA U.S. Navy 8
Murphy, Alva C.Alva C. Murphy USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Narr, Joseph L.Joseph L. Narr USA U.S. Marine Corps 8
Novotny, George P.George P. Novotny USA U.S. Army Air Forces 9
O'Neill, John G.John G. O'Neill USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Owen, Edward M.Edward M. Owen USA U.S. Navy 8
Post, Nathan T.Nathan T. Post USA U.S. Marine Corps 8
Prater, Jr., Luther D.Luther D. Prater, Jr. USA U.S. Navy 8
Roddy, Edward F.Edward F. Roddy USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Rowland, Robert R.Robert R. Rowland USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Sangermano (FO), PhilipPhilip Sangermano (FO) USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Sawyer, Charles W.Charles W. Sawyer USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8 (2¼ AVG)
Schiltz Jr., Glenn D.Glenn D. Schiltz Jr. USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Scott, David A.David A. Scott USA U.S. Navy 8 (9?)
Shafer, Dale E.Dale E. Shafer USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Shaw, Robert M.Robert M. Shaw USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Shomo, William A.William A. Shomo USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Smith, Robert H.Robert H. Smith USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Stanley, Gordon A.Gordon A. Stanley USA U.S. Navy 8
Stanton, ArlandArland Stanton USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Sublett, John L.John L. Sublett USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Tapp, James B.James B. Tapp USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Tovrea, Philip E.Philip E. Tovrea USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Tyler, James O.James O. Tyler USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Vogt, Jr., John W.John W. Vogt, Jr. USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Wagner, Boyd D. "Buzz"Boyd D. "Buzz" Wagner USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Warford, Victor E.Victor E. Warford USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Warner, Arthur T.Arthur T. Warner USA U.S. Marine Corps 8
Weaver, Charles E.Charles E. Weaver USA U.S. Army Air Forces 8 (+3 ground)
Wilson, Rex KerslakeRex Kerslake Wilson Australia Royal Australian Air Force 8
Winters, Jr., Theodore H.Theodore H. Winters, Jr. USA U.S. Navy 8
Yost, Donald K.Donald K. Yost USA U.S. Marine Corps 8
Lang, Joseph L.Joseph L. Lang USA U.S. Army Air Forces 7.83
Stewart, Everett W.Everett W. Stewart USA U.S. Army Air Forces 7.83 (+1.5 ground)
Jeka, JózefJózef Jeka Poland Polish Air Forces/Royal Air Force
Pietrzak, HenrykHenryk Pietrzak Poland Polish Air Forces/Royal Air Force
Burriss, Howard M.Howard M. Burriss USA U.S. Navy
Agazarian, Noel le ChevalierNoel le Chevalier Agazarian UK Royal Air Force 7
Godefroy, Hugh C.Hugh C. Godefroy Netherlands/Canada Royal Air Force/RCAF 7
Prues, WalterWalter Prues Germany Luftwaffe 7 (Night Fighter)
Ambs, AlfredAlfred Ambs Germany Luftwaffe 7 (jet ace)
Becker, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Becker Germany Luftwaffe 7 (jet ace)
Köster, FranzFranz Köster Germany Luftwaffe 7 (jet ace)
Eberspächer, HelmutHelmut Eberspächer Germany Luftwaffe 7
Drobiński, BolesławBolesław Drobiński Poland Polish Air Force/Royal Air Force 7
Bełc, MarianMarian Bełc Poland Polish Air Force/Royal Air Force 7
Karubin, StanisławStanisław Karubin Poland Polish Air Force/Royal Air Force 7
Doglio, Furio NiclotFurio Niclot Doglio Italy Regia Aeronautica 7
Dahms, Kenneth J.Kenneth J. Dahms USA U.S. Navy
Chui-Kang, LiuLiu Chui-Kang / Liu Cuigang China Chinese Nationalist Air Force 7
Woods, Sydney S.Sydney S. Woods USA U.S. Army Air Forces 7
William Anderson Sweden U.S. Army Air Forces 7 (+ V-1 robot 17 June 1944.[4])
Dibb, Robert A.Robert A. Dibb USA U.S. Navy 7
O'Hare, Edward "Butch"Edward "Butch" O'Hare USA U.S. Navy 7
Pierce, Sammy A.Sammy A. Pierce USA U.S. Army Air Forces 7
Shipman, ErnestErnest Shipman USA U.S. Army Air Forces 7
Woody, Robert E.Robert E. Woody USA U.S. Army Air Forces 7 (+ 2 ground)
Graham, Gordon M.Gordon M. Graham USA U.S. Army Air Forces 7 (+ 9.5 ground)
Marshall, Jr., Bert W.Bert W. Marshall, Jr. USA U.S. Army Air Forces 7 (+ 4 ground)
Foskett, RussellRussell Foskett Australia Royal Australian Air Force
Olson, Norman E.Norman E. Olson USA U.S. Army Air Forces 6 (+ 2 ground)
Haviland, Jr., Fred R.Fred R. Haviland, Jr. USA U.S. Army Air Forces 6 (+ 6 ground)
Pniak, KarolKarol Pniak Poland Polish Air Force/Royal Air Force 6.75
Stapleton, Basil Gerald "Stapme"Basil Gerald "Stapme" Stapleton South Africa Royal Air Force 6.66
Yi-Chin, LeLe Yi-Chin / Le Yiqin China Chinese Nationalist Air Force 6
Paszkiewicz, LudwikLudwik Paszkiewicz Poland Polish Air Force/Royal Air Force 6
Janus, StefanStefan Janus Poland Polish Air Force/Royal Air Force 6
Mollard, Jr., Norman W.Norman W. Mollard, Jr.[5] USA U.S. Navy 6
Bille, Henry S.Henry S. Bille USA U.S. Army Air Forces 6 (+4 ground)
Brown, Harry W.Harry W. Brown USA U.S. Army Air Forces 6
Whalen, William E.William E. Whalen USA U.S. Army Air Forces 6 (+2 ground)
Laird, Dean (Diz) S.Dean (Diz) S. Laird USA U.S. Navy
Compton, Gordon B.Gordon B. Compton USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5½ (+15 ground)
Fortier, Norman J.Norman J. Fortier USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5.83 (+5.5 ground)
Koraleski, Walter J.Walter J. Koraleski USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5.54
Cundy, WilliamWilliam Cundy Australia Royal Australian Air Force
Lenfest, Charles W.Charles W. Lenfest USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5½ (+2 ground)
Minchew, Leslie D.Leslie D. Minchew USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5½ (+ 1/2 ground)
Stark, LaurenceLaurence Stark UK Royal Air Force
Rutkowski, KazimierzKazimierz Rutkowski Poland Polish Air Force/Royal Air Force
Witorzeńć, StefanStefan Witorzeńć Poland Polish Air Force/Royal Air Force
Duffy, Jr, James E.James E. Duffy, Jr USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5.2 (+9 ground)
Myers, Raymond B.Raymond B. Myers USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5 (+4 ground)
Cullerton, William J.William J. Cullerton USA U.S. Army Air Forces (+15 ground)
Jernstedt, Kenneth A.Kenneth A. Jernstedt USA AVG 5 (+ 7 ground)
Gregory, Hayden A. "Buck"Hayden A. "Buck" Gregory USA U.S. Navy 5 confirmed 3 probables
Heim, JosephJoseph Heim Germany Luftwaffe 5 (jet ace)
Schreiber, AlfredAlfred Schreiber Germany Luftwaffe 5 (first confirmed jet ace)
Tilli, PenttiPentti Tilli Finland Finnish Air Force 5
Abernathy, Robert W.Robert W. Abernathy USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Ackerman, Fred T.Fred T. Ackerman USA U.S. Navy 5
Adair, Oliver L.Oliver L. Adair USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Adams (USAAF), Robert H.Robert H. Adams (USAAF) USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Agnew, John W.John W. Agnew USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Allen (USAAF), William H.William H. Allen (USAAF) USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Alley Jr, Stuart C.Stuart C. Alley Jr USA U.S. Marine Corps 5
Ambort, Ernest J.Ernest J. Ambort USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Ammon, Robert H.Robert H. Ammon USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5 (+ 9 ground)
Amsden, Benjamin C.Benjamin C. Amsden USA U.S. Navy 5
Anderson, Leslie E.Leslie E. Anderson USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Anderson (USAAF), Richard H.Richard H. Anderson (USAAF) USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Arasmith, Lester L.Lester L. Arasmith USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Aron, William E.William E. Aron USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Asbury, Richard W.Richard W. Asbury USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Aust, Abner M.Abner M. Aust USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Axtell, Eugene D.Eugene D. Axtell USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Baccus, Donald A.Donald A. Baccus USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Bade, Jack A.Jack A. Bade USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Bailey, Oscar C.Oscar C. Bailey USA U.S. Navy 5
Baird, Raphael F.Raphael F. Baird USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Balch, Donald L.Donald L. Balch USA U.S. Marine Corps 5
Baldwin, Robert P.Robert P. Baldwin USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Bank, Raymond W.Raymond W. Bank USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Barackman, Bruce M.Bruce M. Barackman USA U.S. Navy 5
Barber, Rex T.Rex T. Barber USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Barkey, Robert M.Robert M. Barkey USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Barnes, Truman S.Truman S. Barnes USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Baumler, AlbertAlbert Baumler USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5 (+ 6 in Spanish Civil War)
Bearden, Aaron L.Aaron L. Bearden USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Beavers Jr, Edward H.Edward H. Beavers Jr USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Benne, LouisLouis Benne USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Berkheimer, Jack S.Jack S. Berkheimer USA U.S. Navy 5
Bertelson, Richard L.Richard L. Bertelson USA U.S. Navy 5
Billo, James D.James D. Billo USA U.S. Navy 5
Bishop, Lewis S.Lewis S. Bishop USA AVG 5
Bishop, Walter D.Walter D. Bishop USA U.S. Navy 5
Blair, Foster J.Foster J. Blair USA U.S. Navy 5
Blair, William K.William K. Blair USA U.S. Navy 5
Blaydes, Richard B.Richard B. Blaydes USA U.S. Navy 5
Bocquin, Victor E.Victor E. Bocquin USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Bolyard, John W.John W. Bolyard USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Bonebrake, Robert R.Robert R. Bonebrake USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Bonner Jr, Robert R.Robert R. Bonner Jr USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Bordelon, Guy P.Guy P. Bordelon USA U.S. Navy 5
Borley, Clarence A.Clarence A. Borley USA U.S. Navy 5
Bostrom, Ernest O.Ernest O. Bostrom USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Bowen, Wilbur L.Wilbur L. Bowen USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Bowker, Fred E.Fred E. Bowker USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Bradley, John L.John L. Bradley USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Braun, Richard L.Richard L. Braun USA U.S. Marine Corps 5
Brown, Gerald A.Gerald A. Brown USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Brown, Jasper R.Jasper R. Brown USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Bruneau, Paul J.Paul J. Bruneau USA U.S. Navy 5
Buchanan, Robert L.Robert L. Buchanan USA U.S. Navy 5
Burns, Robert G.Robert G. Burns USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Byrnes, Robert L.Robert L. Byrnes USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Carder, John B.John B. Carder USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Carlton, William A.William A. Carlton USA U.S. Marine Corps 5
Castle, Nial K.Nial K. Castle USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Champion, Henry K.Henry K. Champion USA U.S. Navy 5
Chandler, George T.George T. Chandler USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Chandler, Van E.Van E. Chandler USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5 (+ 3 in Korea)
Cielinski, Joseph J.Joseph J. Cielinski USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Cleaveland, Arthur B.Arthur B. Cleaveland USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Clements, Donald C.Donald C. Clements USA U.S. Navy 5
Clements, Robert E.Robert E. Clements USA U.S. Navy 5
Clinger, Dallas A.Dallas A. Clinger USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Cloud, Vivian A.Vivian A. Cloud USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Cochran, Paul R.Paul R. Cochran USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Collins, William F.William F. Collins USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Colman, Philip E.Philip E. Colman USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5 (+ 4 in Korea)
Comstock, Harold E.Harold E. Comstock USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5 80px
Condon, Harry L.Harry L. Condon USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Coons, Merle M.Merle M. Coons USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Cornell, Leland B.Leland B. Cornell USA U.S. Navy 5
Cox, Ralph L.Ralph L. Cox USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Cranfill, Niven K.Niven K. Cranfill USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Crombie, William F.William F. Crombie USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Cross, John O.John O. Cross USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Culbertson, Omer W.Omer W. Culbertson USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Cundy, Arthur C.Arthur C. Cundy USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Curton, Warren D.Warren D. Curton USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Daniel, William A.William A. Daniel USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Davies, Clarence E.Clarence E. Davies USA U.S. Navy 5
Davis, Leonard K.Leonard K. Davis USA U.S. Marine Corps 5
Dawkins Jr, George E.George E. Dawkins Jr USA U.S. Marine Corps 5
Dahl, RoaldRoald Dahl UK Royal Air Force 5
Day Jr, William C.William C. Day Jr USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Deakins, Richard S.Richard S. Deakins USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Della, GeorgeGeorge Della USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Denoff, Reuben H.Reuben H. Denoff USA U.S. Navy 5
Dick, Frederick E.Frederick E. Dick USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Dikovitsky, MichaelMichael Dikovitsky USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Dorris, Harry W.Harry W. Dorris USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Doyle, Cecil J.Cecil J. Doyle USA U.S. Marine Corps 5
Drake, Charles W.Charles W. Drake USA U.S. Marine Corps 5
Driscoll, Daniel B.Daniel B. Driscoll USA U.S. Navy 5
Driscoll, WillieWillie Driscoll USA U.S. Navy 5
Dubisher, Francis E.Francis E. Dubisher USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Dubois, Charles H.Charles H. Dubois USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Duffy (USN), James E.James E. Duffy (USN) USA U.S. Navy 5
Duffy, Richard E.Richard E. Duffy USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Egen Jr, Joseph L.Joseph L. Egen Jr USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Elwood, Hugh M.Hugh M. Elwood USA U.S. Marine Corps 5
Empey, James W.James W. Empey USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Erickson, Lyle A.Lyle A. Erickson USA U.S. Navy 5
Ernst, Herman E.Herman E. Ernst USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Farmer, Charles D.Charles D. Farmer USA U.S. Navy 5
Farnsworth Jr, Robert A.Robert A. Farnsworth Jr USA U.S. Navy 5
Farrell (USMC), WilliamWilliam Farrell (USMC) USA U.S. Marine Corps 5
Faxon, Richard D.Richard D. Faxon USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Felts, Marion C.Marion C. Felts USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Fenex Jr, James E.James E. Fenex Jr USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Fiedler (USAAF), WilliamWilliam Fiedler (USAAF) USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Fields Jr, Virgil C.Virgil C. Fields Jr USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Finn, Howard J.Howard J. Finn USA U.S. Marine Corps 5
Fischette, Charles R.Charles R. Fischette USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Fisk, Harry E.Harry E. Fisk USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Flack Jr, Nelson D.Nelson D. Flack Jr USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Flinn, Kenneth A.Kenneth A. Flinn USA U.S. Navy 5
Foltz, Ralph E.Ralph E. Foltz USA U.S. Navy 5
Fontana, Paul J.Paul J. Fontana USA U.S. Marine Corps 5
Ford, Claude E.Claude E. Ford USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Ford, Kenneth M.Kenneth M. Ford USA U.S. Marine Corps 5
Formanek Jr, GeorgeGeorge Formanek Jr USA U.S. Navy 5
Galt, Dwight B.Dwight B. Galt USA U.S. Navy 5
Gardner, Warner F.Warner F. Gardner USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Gayler, NoelNoel Gayler USA U.S. Navy 5
Gerick, Steven N.Steven N. Gerick USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Ghelson, Grover D.Grover D. Ghelson USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Gibb, Robert D.Robert D. Gibb USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Gladen, Cyrus R.Cyrus R. Gladen USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Godson, Lindley W.Lindley W. Godson USA U.S. Navy 5
Gould, Norman D.Norman D. Gould USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Graham, Robert F.Robert F. Graham USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Graham, Vernon E.Vernon E. Graham USA U.S. Navy 5
Gregory, Hayden A.Hayden A. Gregory USA U.S. Navy 5
Griffith, Robert C.Robert C. Griffith USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Grosvenor Jr, WilliamWilliam Grosvenor Jr USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Gupton, Cheatham W.Cheatham W. Gupton USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Hacking, Albert E.Albert E. Hacking USA U.S. Marine Corps 5
Hagerstrom, James P.James P. Hagerstrom USA U.S. Army Air Forces 6
Hammer, Samuel E.Samuel E. Hammer USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Hanna, Harry T.Harry T. Hanna USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Hansenman, Christopher J.Christopher J. Hansenman USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Harman, Walter R.Walter R. Harman USA U.S. Navy 5
Harris (USAAF), Thomas L.Thomas L. Harris (USAAF) USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Hartley, Raymond E.Raymond E. Hartley USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Hatch, Herbert B.Herbert B. Hatch USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Hauver, Charles D.Charles D. Hauver USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Haworth, Russell C.Russell C. Haworth USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Hayde, Frank R.Frank R. Hayde USA U.S. Navy 5
Hearrell, Frank C.Frank C. Hearrell USA U.S. Navy 5
Held Jr, Charles F.Charles F. Held Jr USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Henderson Jr, Paul M.Paul M. Henderson Jr USA U.S. Navy 5
Hendricks, Randall W.Randall W. Hendricks USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Hill, James E.James E. Hill USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Hillary, Richard HopeRichard Hope Hillary Australia Royal Air Force 5 (+2 probables)
Hillman, Donald E.Donald E. Hillman USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Hippe, Kenneth G.Kenneth G. Hippe USA U.S. Navy 5
Hiro, Edwin M.Edwin M. Hiro USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Hnatio, Myron M.Myron M. Hnatio USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Hoag, John B.John B. Hoag USA U.S. Navy 5
Hodges, William R.William R. Hodges USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Hoffman, Cullen J.Cullen J. Hoffman USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Hoffman, LouisLouis Hoffman USA AVG 5
Houck, Herbert N.Herbert N. Houck USA U.S. Navy 5
Hoyt, Edward R.Edward R. Hoyt USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Hubbard, Mark E.Mark E. Hubbard USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Hudson, Howard R.Howard R. Hudson USA U.S. Navy 5
Hunter, Alvaro J.Alvaro J. Hunter USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Icard, Joseph W.Joseph W. Icard USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Ireland, Julius W.Julius W. Ireland USA U.S. Marine Corps 5
Isaacson, Clayton M.Clayton M. Isaacson USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Jensen, Hayden M.Hayden M. Jensen USA U.S. Navy 5
Johnson, Evan M.Evan M. Johnson USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Johnson, Wallace R.Wallace R. Johnson USA U.S. Navy 5
Jones, Curran L.Curran L. Jones USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Jones, Frank C.Frank C. Jones USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5 (+ 5.5 ground)
Jones, Lynn F.Lynn F. Jones USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Jones, Warren L.Warren L. Jones USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Jorda, Joseph W.Joseph W. Jorda USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Julian, William M.William M. Julian USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Kendrick, CharlesCharles Kendrick USA U.S. Marine Corps 5
Kennedy, DanielDaniel Kennedy USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Kidwell, Robert H.Robert H. Kidwell USA U.S. Navy 5
Kimball, Melvin B.Melvin B. Kimball USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Kincaid, John R.John R. Kincaid USA U.S. Navy 5
King (USAAF), Charles W.Charles W. King (USAAF) USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
King, David L.David L. King USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Kirby, Marion F.Marion F. Kirby USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Kirkland, Lenton F.Lenton F. Kirkland USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Knapp, Robert H.Robert H. Knapp USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Knott, Carroll S.Carroll S. Knott USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Kopsel, Edward H.Edward H. Kopsel USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Kostic, William J.William J. Kostic USA U.S. Navy 5
Laird, Wayne W.Wayne W. Laird USA U.S. Marine Corps 5
Lamoreaux, William E.William E. Lamoreaux USA U.S. Navy 5
Lampe, Richard C.Richard C. Lampe USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Laney, WillisWillis Laney USA U.S. Navy 5
Langdon, Ned W.Ned W. Langdon USA U.S. Navy 5
Lanphier, Thomas G.Thomas G. Lanphier USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Lathrope, Franklin C.Franklin C. Lathrope USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Laughlin, Charles H.Charles H. Laughlin USA AVG 5
Laven, GeorgeGeorge Laven USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Lazear, Earl R.Earl R. Lazear USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Lee, Harold K.Harold K. Lee USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Lee, Richard J.Richard J. Lee USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Leikness, Marlow J.Marlow J. Leikness USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Lenfest, Charles W.Charles W. Lenfest USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Lenox Jr, JackJack Lenox Jr USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Leppla, John A.John A. Leppla USA U.S. Navy 5
Lewelling, Alfred B.Alfred B. Lewelling USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Liles, Brooks J.Brooks J. Liles USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5(+ 4 in Korea)
Lillie, Hugh D.Hugh D. Lillie USA U.S. Navy 5
Little, James W.James W. Little USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5 (+ 1 in Korea)
London, Charles P.Charles P. London USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Lopez, DonaldDonald Lopez USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Loving, Jr., George G.George G. Loving, Jr. USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Luma, John F.John F. Luma USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Lutton, Lowell C.Lowell C. Lutton USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Mackay, John A.John A. Mackay USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Magoffin, Morton D.Morton D. Magoffin USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Mahon, KeithKeith Mahon USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Mankin, Jackson C.Jackson C. Mankin USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Mankin, Lee P.Lee P. Mankin USA U.S. Navy 5
March Jr, Harry A.Harry A. March Jr USA U.S. Navy 5
Marsh, Lester C.Lester C. Marsh USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Martin Jr, Albert E.Albert E. Martin Jr USA U.S. Navy 5
Martin, Kenneth R.Kenneth R. Martin USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Mason, Joseph L.Joseph L. Mason USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Mathis, William H.William H. Mathis USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Matte, Joseph Z.Joseph Z. Matte USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Maxwell, Chester K.Chester K. Maxwell USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Mayo, Benjamin I.Benjamin I. Mayo USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
McArthur, Paul G.Paul G. McArthur USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
McCartney Jr, Henry A.Henry A. McCartney Jr USA U.S. Marine Corps 5
McCudden, Leo B.Leo B. McCudden USA U.S. Navy 5
McDownough, William F.William F. McDownough USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
McElroy, James N.James N. McElroy USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5 (+ 6 ground)
McGinn, John L.John L. McGinn USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
McGinty, Selva E.Selva E. McGinty USA U.S. Marine Corps 5
McGuffin, Samuel E.Samuel E. McGuffin USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
McGuyrt, John W.John W. McGuyrt USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
McKinley, Donald J.Donald J. McKinley USA U.S. Navy 5
McMillan, George.George. McMillan USA AVG 5
MacMinn, Evan D.Evan D. MacMinn USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
McPherson, Donald M.Donald M. McPherson USA U.S. Navy 5
Merritt Jr, George L.George L. Merritt Jr USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5 (+ 6 ground)
Michaelis, Frederick H.Frederick H. Michaelis USA U.S. Navy 5
Miller, EverettEverett Miller USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Miller, Joseph E.Joseph E. Miller USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Milliken, Robert C.Robert C. Milliken USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Milton, CharlesCharles Milton USA U.S. Navy 5
Mitralexis, MarinosMarinos Mitralexis Greece Greek Air Force 5
Mollenhauer, Arthur P.Arthur P. Mollenhauer USA U.S. Navy 5
Monk, Franklin H.Franklin H. Monk USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Moore, Robert H.Robert H. Moore USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Morriss, Paul V.Paul V. Morriss USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Munson, Arthur H.Arthur H. Munson USA U.S. Navy 5
Myers, Jennings S.Jennings S. Myers USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Myshrall, Joseph R.Joseph R. Myshrall USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Nelson, Leslie D.Leslie D. Nelson USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Nelson, Robert J.Robert J. Nelson USA U.S. Navy 5
Nichols, Franklin A.Franklin A. Nichols USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Nollmeyer, Edward M.Edward M. Nollmeyer USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Novak, Marvin R.Marvin R. Novak USA U.S. Navy 5
Oberhansky, Jack G.Jack G. Oberhansky USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
O'Brien Jr, FrankFrank O'Brien Jr USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Olander, Edwin L.Edwin L. Olander USA U.S. Marine Corps 5
Olsen, Austin L.Austin L. Olsen USA U.S. Navy 5
Paul E. Olson USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
O'Neill Jr, Eugene W.Eugene W. O'Neill Jr USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
O'Neill, Lawrence F.Lawrence F. O'Neill USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Osher, Ernest K.Ernest K. Osher USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Overcash, Robert J.Robert J. Overcash USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Overton Jr, Edward W.Edward W. Overton Jr USA U.S. Navy 5
Owens, Joel A.Joel A. Owens USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Paisley, Melvyn R.Melvyn R. Paisley USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Parham, Forrest F.Forrest F. Parham USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Paulk, EdselEdsel Paulk USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Perdomo, Oscar F.Oscar F. Perdomo USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Petach, JohnJohn Petach USA AVG 5 (all 5 AVG)
Philips III, David P.David P. Philips III USA U.S. Navy 5
Phillips, Edward A.Edward A. Phillips USA U.S. Navy 5
Phillips, HydeHyde Phillips USA U.S. Marine Corps 5
Pool, Kenneth R.Kenneth R. Pool USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Popek, Edward S.Edward S. Popek USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Porter, Robert B.Robert B. Porter USA U.S. Marine Corps 5
Poske, George H.George H. Poske USA U.S. Marine Corps 5
Powell, Ernest A.Ernest A. Powell USA U.S. Marine Corps 5
Powers, MacArthurMacArthur Powers USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Price, Jack C.Jack C. Price USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Priest, Royce W.Royce W. Priest USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Pryor, Roger C.Roger C. Pryor USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Quigley, Donald L.Donald L. Quigley USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Raines, Robert J.Robert J. Raines USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5 (3 AVG)
Ramlo, Orvin H.Orvin H. Ramlo USA U.S. Marine Corps 5
Reese, WIlliam C.WIlliam C. Reese USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Reulet, Joseph E.Joseph E. Reulet USA U.S. Navy 5
Rhodes, Thomas W.Thomas W. Rhodes USA U.S. Navy 5
Rieger, Vincent A.Vincent A. Rieger USA U.S. Navy 5
Ritchey, AndrewAndrew Ritchey USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Roberts, Newell O.Newell O. Roberts USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Robinson, Leroy W.Leroy W. Robinson USA U.S. Navy 5
Robinson, Ross F.Ross F. Robinson USA U.S. Navy 5
Rose, FranklinFranklin Rose USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Rounds, Gerald L.Gerald L. Rounds USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Rudolph, Henry S.Henry S. Rudolph USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Rynne, William A.William A. Rynne USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Scarborough, Hartwell V.Hartwell V. Scarborough USA U.S. Marine Corps 5
Schank, Thomas D.Thomas D. Schank USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Schecter, Gordon E.Gordon E. Schecter USA U.S. Navy 5
Schell, John L.John L. Schell USA U.S. Navy 5
Scherer, RaymondRaymond Scherer USA U.S. Marine Corps 5
Schilke, James F.James F. Schilke USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Schriber, LouisLouis Schriber USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Schuh, Duerr H.Duerr H. Schuh USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Schultz, Robert B.Robert B. Schultz USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Sealey, Harry H.Harry H. Sealey USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Sears, Alexander F.Alexander F. Sears USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
See, Robert B.Robert B. See USA U.S. Marine Corps 5
Seidman, Robert K.Robert K. Seidman USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Shields, Charles A.Charles A. Shields USA U.S. Navy 5
Sipes, Lester H.Lester H. Sipes USA U.S. Navy 5
Sistrunk, FrankFrank Sistrunk USA U.S. Navy 5
Smith, Jack R.Jack R. Smith USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Smith (USAAF), Kenneth B.Kenneth B. Smith (USAAF) USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Smith, Kenneth D.Kenneth D. Smith USA U.S. Navy 5
Smith (USAAF), Paul A.Paul A. Smith (USAAF) USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5 (incl 1 V-1 rocket)
Smith, Virgil H.Virgil H. Smith USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Sonner Jr, Irl V.Irl V. Sonner Jr USA U.S. Navy 5
Southerland, James J.James J. Southerland USA U.S. Navy 5
Spurgin, ArthurArthur Spurgin Australia Royal Australian Air Force 5
Spitler, Clyde P.Clyde P. Spitler USA U.S. Navy 5
Stangel, William J.William J. Stangel USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Stanley, Morris A.Morris A. Stanley USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Stebbins, Edgar E.Edgar E. Stebbins USA U.S. Navy 5
Stefanski, Edward J.Edward J. Stefanski USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Stehle, Raymond D.Raymond D. Stehle USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Stone, Carl V.Carl V. Stone USA U.S. Navy 5
Strange, Johnnie C.Johnnie C. Strange USA U.S. Navy 5
Suehr, Richard C.Richard C. Suehr USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Sullivan, Charles P.Charles P. Sullivan USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Sutcliffe, Robert C.Robert C. Sutcliffe USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Sutherland, John F.John F. Sutherland USA U.S. Navy 5
Swinburne Jr., John F.John F. Swinburne Jr. USA U.S. Navy 5
Sykes, William J.William J. Sykes USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5 (+ 5 ground)
Synar, StanleyStanley Synar USA U.S. Marine Corps 5
Taylor, Oliver B.Oliver B. Taylor USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Taylor (USN), William W.William W. Taylor (USN) USA U.S. Navy 5
Thompson, Robert D.Robert D. Thompson USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Tierney, Robert E.Robert E. Tierney USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5 (incl 1 V-1 rocket)
Tilley, John A.John A. Tilley USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Toaspern, Edward W.Edward W. Toaspern USA U.S. Navy 5
Topliff, John W.John W. Topliff USA U.S. Navy 5
Tordoff, Harrison B.Harrison B. Tordoff USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Torkelson, Ross E.Ross E. Torkelson USA U.S. Navy 5
Townsend, Eugene P.Eugene P. Townsend USA U.S. Navy 5
Troxell, Clifton H.Clifton H. Troxell USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Van Der Linden, Peter J.Peter J. Van Der Linden USA U.S. Navy 5
Van Dyke, Rudolph D.Rudolph D. Van Dyke USA U.S. Navy 5
Vaught Jr., Robert H.Robert H. Vaught Jr. USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Vogt, John E.John E. Vogt USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Waggoner, Horace Q.Horace Q. Waggoner USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5 (+ 7.5 ground)
Walker Jr., Walter B.Walter B. Walker Jr. USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Ward, Lyttleton T.Lyttleton T. Ward USA U.S. Navy 5
Warren, Jack R.Jack R. Warren USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Watson, Ralph J.Ralph J. Watson USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Wheatherford, Sidney W.Sidney W. Wheatherford USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Webb, Willard J.Willard J. Webb USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Weissenberger, Gregory J.Gregory J. Weissenberger USA U.S. Marine Corps 5
Welch, Darrell G.Darrell G. Welch USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Welles, Albert P.Albert P. Welles USA U.S. Marine Corps 5
West, Robert G.Robert G. West USA U.S. Navy 5
White, Harry S.Harry S. White USA U.S. Navy 5
White (USAAF), John H.John H. White (USAAF) USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Wilhelm, David C.David C. Wilhelm USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Wilkins, Paul H.Paul H. Wilkins USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Wilson, William F.William F. Wilson USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Williams, Russell D.Russell D. Williams USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Winston, Robert A.Robert A. Winston USA U.S. Navy 5
Wire, Ralph L.Ralph L. Wire USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Wiseman, Lee V.Lee V. Wiseman USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Wolford, John L.John L. Wolford USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Wrenn, George L.George L. Wrenn USA U.S. Navy 5
Wright, Max J.Max J. Wright USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Wynn, Vasseure F.Vasseure F. Wynn USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5 incl (2.5 RAF)
Yaeger Jr., Robert R.Robert R. Yaeger Jr. USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
York, Robert M.Robert M. York USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Yunck, Michael R.Michael R. Yunck USA U.S. Marine Corps 5
Cork, Richard JohnRichard John Cork UK Fleet Air Arm 23
Sewell, AJ "Jackie"AJ "Jackie" Sewell UK Fleet Air Arm 25
Archer, LeeLee Archer USA U.S. Army Air Forces 5 (only African american ace)

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Footnotes
  • a Raymond Toliver and Trevor Constable list Rudolf Müller with 101 aerial victories while Mike Spick lists him with 94.[6][7]
Citations
  1. Holmes p. 314
  2. Morgan and Weal 1998, p. 64.
  3. Rajlich and Boshniakov 2004, p. ?.
  4. Swedes at War: Willing Warriors of a Neutral Nation, 1914-1945 , author Lars Gyllenhaal and Lennart Westberg (2010) ISBN 978-0-9777563-1-5
  5. The Free Lance-Star Obituary 2 November 2007, p. B4.
  6. Toliver and Constable 1998, p. 389.
  7. Spick 1996, p. 234.
  1. by 1945, combat experienced Japanese airmen were often detailed to provide fighter escort for newer inexperienced Kamikazi pilots enroute to their targets in the Pacific
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  • Hata, Ikuhiko with Yasuho Izawa and Christopher Shores. Japanese Army Air Force Fighter Units and Their Aces, 1931-1945. London: Grub Street, 2002. ISBN 1-902304-89-6.
  • Holmes, Tony (Editor). Dogfight, The Greatest Air Duels Of World War II. Osprey Publishing Ltd, 2011. ISBN 978-1-84908-482-6.
  • Morgan, Hugh and John Weal. German Jet Aces of World War II. Botley, Oxfordshire, UK: Orsprey Publishing Limited, 1998. ISBN 1-85532-634-5.
  • Rajlich, Jiri and Stephan Boshniakov. Slovakian and Bulgarian Aces of World War 2. Botley, Oxfordshire, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2004. ISBN 1-84176-652-6.
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