List of Vietnam War flying aces

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The following is a list of flying aces of the Vietnam War.

Name Country Service Victories
Nguyễn Văn Cốc North Vietnam North Vietnam Air Force 9 aicrafts and 2 UAV
Mai Văn Cường North Vietnam North Vietnam Air Force 8
Nguyễn Hồng Nhị North Vietnam North Vietnam Air Force 8
Phạm Thanh Ngân North Vietnam North Vietnam Air Force 8
Đặng Ngọc Ngự North Vietnam North Vietnam Air Force 7
Nguyễn Văn Bảy North Vietnam North Vietnam Air Force 7
Lê Hải North Vietnam North Vietnam Air Force 6
Lê Thanh Đạo North Vietnam North Vietnam Air Force 6
Lưu Huy Chao North Vietnam North Vietnam Air Force 6
Nguyễn Đăng Kỉnh North Vietnam North Vietnam Air Force 6
Nguyễn Đức Soát North Vietnam North Vietnam Air Force 6
Nguyễn Ngọc Độ North Vietnam North Vietnam Air Force 6
Nguyễn Nhật Chiêu North Vietnam North Vietnam Air Force 6
Nguyễn Tiến Sâm North Vietnam North Vietnam Air Force 6
Vũ Ngọc Đỉnh North Vietnam North Vietnam Air Force 6
Nguyễn Văn Nghĩa North Vietnam North Vietnam Air Force 5
Capt. Charles B. "Chuck" DeBellevue United States United States Air Force 6
LT Randall "Duke" Cunningham United StatesUnited States Navy1 5
LTJG William P. Driscoll United StatesUnited States Navy 5
Capt. Steve Ritchie United States United States Air Force1 5
Capt. Jeff Feinstein United States United States Air Force 5

1Cunningham and Ritchie were the only American pilot aces of the Vietnam War. The other three were Weapon Systems Officers (Air Force) or Radar Intercept Officers (Navy). Robin Olds was an ace who flew in the Vietnam War, but only 4 of his 16 kills were actually in the Vietnam War, the other 12 being in WWII.[1]

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  1. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/20/us/20olds.html?_r=0