Wednesday, January 08 2014 @ 12:40 am PST
Contributed by: WatchCat
24 years old from Poplar, Wisconsin
49th Fighter Group, V Fighter Command
September 25, 1920 - August 6, 1945
Maj. Richard Bong is the United States' highest-scoring air ace, having shot down at least 40 Japanese aircraft during World War II. He was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) and a recipient of the Medal of Honor. All of his aerial victories were in the P-38 Lightning fighter aircraft.
You can read more on Maj. Bong here
These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them Hero.
Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look
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