List of World War II flying aces

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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 123 known Italian flying aces [2] only less than 20 have been included in this list.

Flying aces[edit]

Günther Rall
Erich Rudorffer
Hans-Joachim Marseille
Werner Mölders
Adolf Galland
Ilmari Juutilainen, the highest scoring non-German ace.
Hiroyoshi Nishizawa, the highest scoring Japanese ace.
Ivan Kozhedub, top Allied and Soviet ace of WWII.
Mato Dukovac, highest scoring Croatian ace.
Richard Bong, the highest scoring U.S. ace.
Lydia Litvak, top female ace of WWII.
Country Service WWII Aerial Victories Other Victories Notes
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
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 in Me-262)
Bär, HeinzHeinz Bär Germany Luftwaffe 220 (16 in Me-262)
Graf, HermannHermann Graf Germany Luftwaffe 212
Ehrler, HeinrichHeinrich Ehrler Germany Luftwaffe 208 (8 in Me-262)
Weissenberger, TheodorTheodor Weissenberger Germany Luftwaffe 208 (8 in Me-262)
Philipp, HansHans Philipp Germany Luftwaffe 206
Schuck, WalterWalter Schuck Germany Luftwaffe 206 (8 in 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
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 the most Western Allied aircraft of any German pilot.)
Sturm, HeinrichHeinrich Sturm Germany Luftwaffe 158
Thyben, GerhardGerhard Thyben Germany Luftwaffe 157
Beisswenger, HansHans Beisswenger Germany Luftwaffe 152
Düttmann, PeterPeter Düttmann Germany Luftwaffe 152
Gollob, GordonGordon Gollob Germany Luftwaffe 150
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 in 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 128
Dörr, FranzFranz Dörr Germany Luftwaffe 128
Rademacher, RudolfRudolf Rademacher Germany Luftwaffe 126 (8 in 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 (+9 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
Wachowiak, FriedrichFriedrich Wachowiak 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 101 (15 in Spain) (First pilot to reach 100 victories.)
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)
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
Galland, AdolfAdolf Galland Germany Luftwaffe 104 (7 in Me-262)
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
Rollwage, HerbertHerbert Rollwage Germany Luftwaffe 102
Miethig, RudolfRudolf Miethig Germany Luftwaffe 101
Priller, JosefJosef Priller Germany Luftwaffe 101
Wernitz, UlrichUlrich Wernitz Germany Luftwaffe 101
Dähne, Paul-HeinrichPaul-Heinrich Dähne Germany Luftwaffe 99
Steinbatz, LeopoldLeopold Steinbatz Germany Luftwaffe 99
Späte, WolfgangWolfgang Späte Germany Luftwaffe 99
Bartels, HeinrichHeinrich Bartels Germany Luftwaffe 99
Schleef, HansHans Schleef Germany Luftwaffe 99
Hannig, HorstHorst Hannig Germany Luftwaffe 98
Rödel, GustavGustav Rödel Germany Luftwaffe 98
Rüffler, HelmutHelmut Rüffler Germany Luftwaffe 98
Mertens, HelmutHelmut Mertens Germany Luftwaffe 97
Schleinhege, HermannHermann Schleinhege Germany Luftwaffe 97
von Eichel-Streiber, DiethelmDiethelm von Eichel-Streiber Germany Luftwaffe 96
Höfemeier, HeinrichHeinrich Höfemeier Germany Luftwaffe 96
Lemke, SiegfriedSiegfried Lemke Germany Luftwaffe 96
Münster, LeopoldLeopold Münster Germany Luftwaffe 95
Juutilainen, IlmariIlmari Juutilainen Finland Finnish Air Force 94 (Top non-German ace.)
Muller, RudolfRudolf Müller Germany Luftwaffe 94 (101)[a]
Resch, RudolfRudolf Resch Germany Luftwaffe 93 (1 in Spain)
Klöpper, HeinrichHeinrich Klöpper Germany Luftwaffe 93
Bennemann, HelmutHelmut Bennemann Germany Luftwaffe 93
Roßmann, EdmundEdmund Roßmann Germany Luftwaffe 93
Schnell, SiegfriedSiegfried Schnell Germany Luftwaffe 93
Loos, GerhardGerhard Loos Germany Luftwaffe 92
Romm, OskarOskar Romm Germany Luftwaffe 92
Resch, AntonAnton Resch Germany Luftwaffe 91
Schentke, GeorgGeorg Schentke Germany Luftwaffe 91
Kemethmüller, HeinzHeinz Kemethmüller Germany Luftwaffe 89
Nishizawa, HiroyoshiHiroyoshi Nishizawa Japan Imperial Japanese Navy 87 (Top Japanese ace, possibly 100+ kills.)
Jennewein, JosefJosef Jennewein Germany Luftwaffe 86
Mader, AntonAnton Mader Germany Luftwaffe 86
Wöhnert, UlrichUlrich Wöhnert Germany Luftwaffe 86
Köppen, GerhardGerhard Köppen Germany Luftwaffe 85
Zellot, WalterWalter Zellot Germany Luftwaffe 85
Ewald, HeinzHeinz Ewald Germany Luftwaffe 84
Kalden, PeterPeter Kalden Germany Luftwaffe 84
Quast, WernerWerner Quast Germany Luftwaffe 84
Sayn-Wittgenstein, Heinrich Prinz zuHeinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein Germany Luftwaffe 83
Weßling, OttoOtto Weßling Germany Luftwaffe 83
Grünberg, HansHans Grünberg Germany Luftwaffe 82
Darjes, EmilEmil Darjes Germany Luftwaffe 82
Götz, HansHans Götz Germany Luftwaffe 82
Missner, HelmutHelmut Missner Germany Luftwaffe 82
Beyer, FranzFranz Beyer Germany Luftwaffe 81
Broch, HugoHugo Broch Germany Luftwaffe 81
Nemitz, WilliWilli Nemitz Germany Luftwaffe 81
Philipp, WilhelmWilhelm Philipp Germany Luftwaffe 81
Wagner, RudolfRudolf Wagner Germany Luftwaffe 81
Iwamoto, TetsuzoTetsuzo Iwamoto Japan Imperial Japanese Navy 80 (14 in 1938 China campaign) (Claimed 200+ victories.)
Bachnick, HerbertHerbert Bachnick Germany Luftwaffe 80
Würfel, OttoOtto Würfel Germany Luftwaffe 79
Eder, Georg-PeterGeorg-Peter Eder Germany Luftwaffe 78
Ewald, WolfgangWolfgang Ewald Germany Luftwaffe 78
Krafft, HeinrichHeinrich Krafft Germany Luftwaffe 78
Lücke, Max-HermannMax-Hermann Lücke Germany Luftwaffe 78
Meier, Johann-HermannJohann-Hermann Meier Germany Luftwaffe 78
Nordmann, Karl-GottfriedKarl-Gottfried Nordmann Germany Luftwaffe 78
Preinfalk, AlexanderAlexander Preinfalk Germany Luftwaffe 78
von Bonin, HubertusHubertus von Bonin Germany Luftwaffe 77 (4 in Spain)
Haiböck, JosefJosef Haiböck Germany Luftwaffe 77
Ohlrogge, WalterWalter Ohlrogge Germany Luftwaffe 77
Kroschinski, Hans-JoachimHans-Joachim Kroschinski Germany Luftwaffe 76
Mayerl, MaximilianMaximilian Mayerl Germany Luftwaffe 76
Teumer, AlfredAlfred Teumer Germany Luftwaffe 76
Thiel, EdwinEdwin Thiel Germany Luftwaffe 76
Wind, HansHans Wind Finland Finnish Air Force 75
Bunzek, JohannesJohannes Bunzek Germany Luftwaffe 75
Frielinghaus, GustavGustav Frielinghaus Germany Luftwaffe 75
Grollmus, HelmuthHelmuth Grollmus Germany Luftwaffe 75
Pichler, JohannJohann Pichler Germany Luftwaffe 75
Röhrig, HansHans Röhrig Germany Luftwaffe 75
Semelka, WaldemarWaldemar Semelka Germany Luftwaffe 75
Wandel, JoachimJoachim Wandel Germany Luftwaffe 75
Gaiser, OttoOtto Gaiser Germany Luftwaffe 74
Haas, FriedrichFriedrich Haas Germany Luftwaffe 74
Meltzer, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Meltzer Germany Luftwaffe 74
Herget, WilhelmWilhelm Herget Germany Luftwaffe 73
Lindner, AntonAnton Lindner Germany Luftwaffe 73
Michalski, GerhardGerhard Michalski Germany Luftwaffe 73
Schultz, OttoOtto Schultz Germany Luftwaffe 73
Fukumoto, ShigeoShigeo Fukumoto Japan Imperial Japanese Navy 72
Mietusch, KlausKlaus Mietusch Germany Luftwaffe 72
Mink, WilhelmWilhelm Mink Germany Luftwaffe 72
Schnell, Karl HeinzKarl Heinz Schnell Germany Luftwaffe 72
Fuß, HansHans Fuß Germany Luftwaffe 71
Glunz, AdolfAdolf Glunz Germany Luftwaffe 71
Heckmann, AlfredAlfred Heckmann Germany Luftwaffe 71
Scheel, GüntherGünther Scheel Germany Luftwaffe 71
Sugita, ShoichiShoichi Sugita Japan Imperial Japanese Navy 70
Hoffmann, KarlKarl Hoffmann Germany Luftwaffe 70
Joppien, Hermann-FriedrichHermann-Friedrich Joppien Germany Luftwaffe 70
Lange, HeinzHeinz Lange Germany Luftwaffe 70
Linz, RudiRudi Linz Germany Luftwaffe 70
Omert, EmilEmil Omert Germany Luftwaffe 70
Burckhardt, Lutz-WilhelmLutz-Wilhelm Burckhardt Germany Luftwaffe 69
Köhler, ArminArmin Köhler Germany Luftwaffe 69
Weismann, ErnstErnst Weismann Germany Luftwaffe 69
Zweigart, Eugen-LudwigEugen-Ludwig Zweigart Germany Luftwaffe 69
Dombacher, KurtKurt Dombacher Germany Luftwaffe 68
Höckner, WalterWalter Höckner Germany Luftwaffe 68
Huppertz, HerbertHerbert Huppertz Germany Luftwaffe 68
Jung, HeinrichHeinrich Jung Germany Luftwaffe 68
Kaiser, HerbertHerbert Kaiser Germany Luftwaffe 68
Leppla, RichardRichard Leppla Germany Luftwaffe 68
Losigkeit, FritzFritz Losigkeit Germany Luftwaffe 68
Freiherr von Maltzahn, GüntherGünther Freiherr von Maltzahn Germany Luftwaffe 68
Strelow, HansHans Strelow Germany Luftwaffe 68
Süß, ErnstErnst Süß Germany Luftwaffe 68
Tange, OttoOtto Tange Germany Luftwaffe 68
Dinger, FritzFritz Dinger Germany Luftwaffe 67
Findeisen, HerbertHerbert Findeisen Germany Luftwaffe 67
Fuchs, KarlKarl Fuchs Germany Luftwaffe 67
Füllgrabe, HeinrichHeinrich Füllgrabe Germany Luftwaffe 67
Hammerl, KarlKarl Hammerl Germany Luftwaffe 67
Hoffmann, ReinholdReinhold Hoffmann Germany Luftwaffe 67
Kageneck, Erbo Graf vonErbo Graf von Kageneck Germany Luftwaffe 67
Schieß, FranzFranz Schieß Germany Luftwaffe 67
Schwaiger, FranzFranz Schwaiger Germany Luftwaffe 67
Strassl, HubertHubert Strassl Germany Luftwaffe 67
Fleig, ErwinErwin Fleig Germany Luftwaffe 66
Streib, WernerWerner Streib Germany Luftwaffe 66 (65 at night)
Graßmuck, BertholdBerthold Graßmuck Germany Luftwaffe 65
Kempf, KarlKarl Kempf Germany Luftwaffe 65
Meurer, ManfredManfred Meurer Germany Luftwaffe 65
Gallowitsch, BerndBernd Gallowitsch Germany Luftwaffe 64
Harder, JürgenJürgen Harder Germany Luftwaffe 64
Hermichen, RolfRolf Hermichen Germany Luftwaffe 64
Lindner, WalterWalter Lindner Germany Luftwaffe 64
Petermann, ViktorViktor Petermann Germany Luftwaffe 64
Peters, ErhardErhard Peters Germany Luftwaffe 64
Radusch, GüntherGünther Radusch Germany Luftwaffe 64
Rokker, HeinzHeinz Rökker Germany Luftwaffe 64
Schoenert, RudolfRudolf Schoenert Germany Luftwaffe 64
Sakai, SaburōSaburō Sakai Japan Imperial Japanese Navy 64 (May have had more victories.)
Götz, FranzFranz Götz Germany Luftwaffe 63
Hoffmann, HeinrichHeinrich Hoffmann Germany Luftwaffe 63
Homuth, GerhardGerhard Homuth Germany Luftwaffe 63
Schilling, WilhelmWilhelm Schilling Germany Luftwaffe 63
Staiger, HermannHermann Staiger Germany Luftwaffe 63
Welter, KurtKurt Welter Germany Luftwaffe 63 (56 at night, 20+ in Me-262,[3] maybe best ever jet ace.)
Kozhedub, IvanIvan Kozhedub Soviet Union Soviet Air Force 62 (There is no evidence supporting an anecdote that Kozhedub also downed two USAAF P-51s in 1945.) The highest-scoring Allied fighter pilot of the war.
Cordes, HeinoHeino Cordes Germany Luftwaffe 62
Hübner, WilhelmWilhelm Hübner Germany Luftwaffe 62
Neumann, HelmutHelmut Neumann 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
Franke, AlfredAlfred Franke Germany Luftwaffe 60
Hrdlicka, FranzFranz Hrdlicka Germany Luftwaffe 60
Kelter, KurtKurt Kelter Germany Luftwaffe 60
Mors, AugustAugust Mors Germany Luftwaffe 60
Munz, KarlKarl Munz Germany Luftwaffe 60
Rauch, AlfredAlfred Rauch Germany Luftwaffe 60
Stahlschmidt, Hans-ArnoldHans-Arnold Stahlschmidt Germany Luftwaffe 59
Borchers, WalterWalter Borchers Germany Luftwaffe 59
Eckerle, FranzFranz Eckerle Germany Luftwaffe 59
Steffen, KarlKarl Steffen Germany Luftwaffe 59
Zorner, PaulPaul Zorner Germany Luftwaffe 59
Pokryshkin, Aleksandr IvanovichAleksandr Ivanovich Pokryshkin Soviet Union Soviet Air Force 59
Buchner, HermannHermann Buchner Germany Luftwaffe 58
Becker, MartinMartin Becker Germany Luftwaffe 58
Broennle, HerbertHerbert Broennle Germany Luftwaffe 58
Engfer, SiegfriedSiegfried Engfer Germany Luftwaffe 58
Friebel, HerbertHerbert Friebel Germany Luftwaffe 58
Freuwörth, WilhelmWilhelm Freuwörth Germany Luftwaffe 58
Raht, GerhardGerhard Raht Germany Luftwaffe 58
Shinohara, HiromichiHiromichi Shinohara Japan Imperial Japanese Army 58
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
Dahmer, HugoHugo Dahmer Germany Luftwaffe 57
Ebener, KurtKurt Ebener Germany Luftwaffe 57
Kalkum, AdolfAdolf Kalkum Germany Luftwaffe 57
Puschmann, HerbertHerbert Puschmann Germany Luftwaffe 57
Seifert, JohannesJohannes Seifert Germany Luftwaffe 57
Wolf, HermannHermann Wolf Germany Luftwaffe 57
Cantacuzino, ConstantinConstantin Cantacuzino Romania Royal Romanian Air Force 56 (Top Romanian ace)
Eberwein, ManfredManfred Eberwein Germany Luftwaffe 56
Francsi, GustavGustav Francsi Germany Luftwaffe 56
Haase, HorstHorst Haase Germany Luftwaffe 56
Hackler, HeinzHeinz Hackler Germany Luftwaffe 56
Hohagen, ErichErich Hohagen Germany Luftwaffe 56
Holtz, HelmuthHelmuth Holtz Germany Luftwaffe 56
Isken, EduardEduard Isken Germany Luftwaffe 56
Knappe, KurtKurt Knappe Germany Luftwaffe 56
Kraft, JosefJosef Kraft Germany Luftwaffe 56
Schönfelder, HelmutHelmut Schönfelder Germany Luftwaffe 56
Seeger, GüntherGünther Seeger Germany Luftwaffe 56
Strüning, HeinzHeinz Strüning Germany Luftwaffe 56
Wagner, EdmundEdmund Wagner Germany Luftwaffe 56
Wick, HelmutHelmut Wick Germany Luftwaffe 56
Luukkanen, EinoEino Luukkanen Finland Finnish Air Force 56
Bendert, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Bendert Germany Luftwaffe 55
Galland, Wilhelm-FerdinandWilhelm-Ferdinand Galland Germany Luftwaffe 55
Bareuther, HerbertHerbert Bareuther Germany Luftwaffe 55
Frank, Hans-DieterHans-Dieter Frank Germany Luftwaffe 55
Tautscher, GabrielGabriel Tautscher Germany Luftwaffe 55
Okumura, TakeoTakeo Okumura Japan Imperial Japanese Navy 54
Badum, JohannJohann Badum Germany Luftwaffe 54
Ehlers, HansHans Ehlers Germany Luftwaffe 54
Geiger, AugustAugust Geiger Germany Luftwaffe 54
Hauswirth, WilhelmWilhelm Hauswirth Germany Luftwaffe 54
Leber, HeinzHeinz Leber Germany Luftwaffe 54
Simsch, SiegfriedSiegfried Simsch Germany Luftwaffe 54
Vinke, HeinzHeinz Vinke 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
Heyer, Hans-JoachimHans-Joachim Heyer Germany Luftwaffe 53
Kientsch, WillyWilly Kientsch Germany Luftwaffe 53
Sattig, CarlCarl Sattig Germany Luftwaffe 53
Meimberg, JuliusJulius Meimberg Germany Luftwaffe 53
Barten, FranzFranz Barten Germany Luftwaffe 52
Drewes, MartinMartin Drewes Germany Luftwaffe 52
Gross, AlfredAlfred Gross Germany Luftwaffe 52
Häfner, LudwigLudwig Häfner Germany Luftwaffe 52
Knoke, HeinzHeinz Knoke Germany Luftwaffe 52
Pflanz, RudolfRudolf Pflanz Germany Luftwaffe 52
Rupp, FriedrichFriedrich Rupp Germany Luftwaffe 52
Wefers, HeinrichHeinrich Wefers Germany Luftwaffe 52
Greiner, HermannHermann Greiner Germany Luftwaffe 51
Hoffmann, WernerWerner Hoffmann Germany Luftwaffe 51
zur Lippe-Weißenfeld, Egmont PrinzEgmont Prinz zur Lippe-Weißenfeld Germany Luftwaffe 51
Lüddecke, FritzFritz Lüddecke Germany Luftwaffe 51
Schulz, OttoOtto Schulz Germany Luftwaffe 51
Anabuki, SatoruSatoru Anabuki Japan Imperial Japanese Army 51
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
Knittel, EmilEmil Knittel Germany Luftwaffe 50
Liesendahl, FrankFrank Liesendahl Germany Luftwaffe 50
Lütje, HerbertHerbert Lütje Germany Luftwaffe 50
Willius, KarlKarl Willius Germany Luftwaffe 50
Arnold, HeinzHeinz Arnold Germany Luftwaffe 49
Ehrenberger, RudolfRudolf Ehrenberger Germany Luftwaffe 49
Kollak, ReinhardReinhard Kollak Germany Luftwaffe 49
Quaet-Faslem, KlausKlaus Quaet-Faslem Germany Luftwaffe 49
Quante, RichardRichard Quante Germany Luftwaffe 49
Beckh, FriedrichFriedrich Beckh Germany Luftwaffe 48
Gildner, PaulPaul Gildner Germany Luftwaffe 48
Hager, JohannesJohannes Hager Germany Luftwaffe 47
Stumpf, WernerWerner Stumpf Germany Luftwaffe 48
Schwaiger, FranzFranz Schwaiger Germany Luftwaffe 48
Vogt, Heinz-GerhardHeinz-Gerhard Vogt Germany Luftwaffe 48
Drünkler, Ernst-GeorgErnst-Georg Drünkler Germany Luftwaffe 47
Golinski, HeinzHeinz Golinski Germany Luftwaffe 47
Hübner, EckhardEckhard Hübner Germany Luftwaffe 47
Kutscha, HerbertHerbert Kutscha Germany Luftwaffe 47
Schmidt, ErichErich Schmidt Germany Luftwaffe 47
Seidel, GeorgGeorg Seidel Germany Luftwaffe 47
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
Bowing-TreudingWolfgang Böwing-Treuding Germany Luftwaffe 46
Fink, GünterGünter Fink Germany Luftwaffe 46
Laskowski, ErwinErwin Laskowski Germany Luftwaffe 46
Rammelt, KarlKarl Rammelt Germany Luftwaffe 46
Schnörrer, KarlKarl Schnörrer Germany Luftwaffe 46
Schulte, FranzFranz Schulte Germany Luftwaffe 46
Semrau, PaulPaul Semrau Germany Luftwaffe 46
Surau, AlfredAlfred Surau Germany Luftwaffe 46
Tangermann, KurtKurt Tangermann Germany Luftwaffe 46
Düllberg, ErnstErnst Düllberg Germany Luftwaffe 45
Frank, RudolfRudolf Frank Germany Luftwaffe 45
Schöpfel, GerhardGerhard Schöpfel Germany Luftwaffe 45
Stigler, FranzFranz Stigler Germany Luftwaffe 45
Vinzent, OttoOtto Vinzent Germany Luftwaffe 45
Lehtovaara, UrhoUrho Lehtovaara Finland Finnish Air Force 44½
Dukovac, MatoMato Dukovac Croatia Croatian Air Force 44 (Top Croatian ace.)
Tuominen, OivaOiva Tuominen Finland Finnish Air Force 44
Frese, HansHans Frese Germany Luftwaffe 44
Hofmann, Karl-WilhelmKarl-Wilhelm Hofmann Germany Luftwaffe 44
Knacke, ReinholdReinhold Knacke Germany Luftwaffe 44
Steinmann, WilhelmWilhelm Steinmann Germany Luftwaffe 44
Wever, WaltherWalther Wever Germany Luftwaffe 44
Bobrov, VladimirVladimir Bobrov Soviet Union Soviet Air Force 43
Borris, KarlKarl Borris Germany Luftwaffe 43
Franzisket, LudwigLudwig Franzisket Germany Luftwaffe 43
Mütherich, HubertHubert Mütherich Germany Luftwaffe 43
Pöhs, JosefJosef Pöhs Germany Luftwaffe 43
Schmidt, DietrichDietrich Schmidt 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
Schmidt, RudolfRudolf Schmidt Germany Luftwaffe 42
Schramm, HerbertHerbert Schramm Germany Luftwaffe 42
Olejnik, RobertRobert Olejnik Germany Luftwaffe 41
Baake, WernerWerner Baake Germany Luftwaffe 41
Fellerer, LeopoldLeopold Fellerer Germany Luftwaffe 41
Balthasar, WilhelmWilhelm Balthasar Germany Luftwaffe 40 (+7 in Spain) (+13 on ground.)
Bong, Richard I.Richard I. Bong United States U.S. Army Air Forces 40 (Top U.S. Ace.)
Busch, RudolfRudolf Busch Germany Luftwaffe 40
Bremer, PeterPeter Bremer Germany Luftwaffe 40
Huy, Wolf-DietrichWolf-Dietrich Huy Germany Luftwaffe 40
Neuhoff, HermannHermann Neuhoff Germany Luftwaffe 40
Steinhausen, GünterGünter Steinhausen Germany Luftwaffe 40
Pattle, Marmaduke 'Pat'Marmaduke 'Pat' Pattle South African Royal Air Force 40 (Top Gloster Gladiator ace, possibly 50+ victories.)
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
Borngen, ErnstErnst Borngen Germany Luftwaffe 38
Rohwer, DetlevDetlev Rohwer Germany Luftwaffe 38
Tratt, EduardEduard Tratt 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 in Me 262)
Bretnutz, HeinzHeinz Bretnutz Germany Luftwaffe 37
Radener, WaldemarWaldemar Radener Germany Luftwaffe 37
Volke, MaximilianMaximilian Volke 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 (Top 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 (Top French Ace.)
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[4] 32 (Top Slovak Ace.)
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 (Top Canadian Ace.)
Mayer, Hans-KarlHans-Karl Mayer Germany Luftwaffe 31 (+8 in Spain)
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 (Also 19 shared victories.)
Vale, WilliamWilliam Vale UK Royal Air Force 30 (Also 6 shared victories.)
Blazytko, FranzFranz Blazytko Germany Luftwaffe 30
Bucholz, MaxMax Bucholz Germany Luftwaffe 30
Bartz, ErichErich Bartz Germany Luftwaffe 30
Müller, Friedrich-Karl "Nasen"Friedrich-Karl "Nasen" Müller 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 (Top P40 ace of WWII)
Järvi, TapioTapio Järvi Finland Finnish Air Force 28½
Kovárik, IzidorIzidor Kovárik Slovakia Slovak Air Force 28 (Maybe 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 (6½ in Korea.) (Also 2½ on ground.)
Boyington, Gregory "Pappy"Gregory "Pappy" Boyington United States U.S. Marine Corps 28 (Top U.S. Marine ace; 6 with 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 (Also 5 on 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 25½ (incl. 19 V1 rockets)
Albrecht, EgonEgon Albrecht Germany Luftwaffe 25
Bellof, LudwigLudwig Bellof Germany Luftwaffe 25
Lippert, WolfgangWolfgang Lippert Germany Luftwaffe 25 (+5 in Spain)
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 (+2 in Korea.) (Also 13 on ground)
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
Albert, MarcelMarcel Albert France Free French Air Force 23 (Probably 2 more.)
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
Patuschka, HorstHorst Patuschka Germany Luftwaffe 22
Kinnunen, EeroEero Kinnunen Finland Finnish Air Force 22½
Schilling, David C.David C. Schilling United States U.S. Army Air Forces 22½ (+10½ onground)
Pingel, RolfRolf Pingel Germany Luftwaffe 22 (+6 Spanish Civil War)
Martinoli, Teresio VittorioTeresio Vittorio Martinoli Italy Regia Aeronautica 22 (+14 shared; top scoring Italian ace of WWII)
Ferrulli, LeonardoLeonardo Ferrulli Italy Regia Aeronautica 22
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 kills, 2 of his victories with 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 kills)
Burbridge, Bransome ArthurBransome Arthur Burbridge UK Royal Air Force 21 (top RAF night fighter ace)
Burgwal, RudyRudy Burgwal Netherlands Royal Air Force 21 (21 V1's)
Demozay, JeanJean Demozay France Royal Air Force 21
Lucchini, FrancoFranco Lucchini Italy Regia Aeronautica 21 (+6 Spanish Civil War) (+52 shared)
Rossiwall, TheodorTheodor Rossiwall Germany Luftwaffe 21
von Werra, FranzFranz von Werra Germany Luftwaffe 21
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 in Korea)
Mackie, EvanEvan Mackie New Zealand Royal Air Force 20 (+3 shared, 16 victories with 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 18.91 (Top 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 +2 Korea (+5 ground)
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?)
von Bülow-Bothkamp, HarryHarry von Bülow-Bothkamp Germany Luftwaffe 18 (+6 in World War I)
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
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)
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
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 (Top Rhodesian ace.)
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, StanStan 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 (+ 1 in Spanish Civil War) (+32 ground; top biplane ace of 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 +5½ Korea (+3½ ground)
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 United States U.S. Army Air Forces 15
Brown, Samuel J.Samuel J. Brown United States U.S. Army Air Forces 15
Cragg, Edward "Porky"Edward "Porky" Cragg United States U.S. Army Air Forces 15
Dahlberg, Kenneth H.Kenneth H. Dahlberg United States U.S. Army Air Forces 15
Dunham, William D.William D. Dunham United States U.S. Army Air Forces 15
Foy, Robert W.Robert W. Foy United States U.S. Army Air Forces 15
Hofer, Ralph K.Ralph K. Hofer United States U.S. Army Air Forces 15 (+14 ground)
Homer, Cyril F.Cyril F. Homer United States U.S. Army Air Forces 15
Spears, Harold L.Harold L. Spears United States U.S. Marine Corps 15
Bochkay, Donald H.Donald H. Bochkay United States U.S. Army Air Forces 14.84
Blakeslee, Donald J.Donald J. Blakeslee United States U.S. Army Air Forces 14½ (incl. 3 with RAF)
Landers, John D.John D. Landers United States U.S. Army Air Forces 14½ (+20 ground)
Nuorala, AaroAaro Nuorala Finland Finnish Air Force 14½
Powers, Jr., Joseph H.Joseph H. Powers, Jr. United States U.S. Army Air Forces 14½
Checketts, JohnnieJohnnie Checketts NZ Royal New Zealand Air Force 14½
Brown, HenryHenry Brown United States 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
Baagoe, SophusSophus Baagoe Germany Luftwaffe 14
Wegmann, GüntherGünther Wegmann Germany Luftwaffe 14 (jet ace)
Brezina, FrantišekFrantišek Brezina Slovakia Slovak Air Force 14
Carr, Bruce W.Bruce W. Carr United States U.S. Army Air Forces 14 (+10 ground)
Curtis, Robert C.Robert C. Curtis United States U.S. Army Air Forces 14
DeHaven, Robert M.Robert M. DeHaven United States U.S. Army Air Forces 14
Donahue, Archie G.Archie G. Donahue United States U.S. Marine Corps 14
Emmer, Wallace N.Wallace N. Emmer United States U.S. Army Air Forces 14
Goodson, James A.James A. Goodson United States U.S. Army Air Forces 14 (+13 ground)
Hawkins, Arthur R.Arthur R. Hawkins United States U.S. Navy 14
Jeffrey, Arthur F.Arthur F. Jeffrey United States U.S. Army Air Forces 14
McComas, Edward O.Edward O. McComas United States U.S. Army Air Forces 14
McCuskey, Elbert S.Elbert S. McCuskey United States U.S. Navy 14
Roberts, Jr., Daniel T.Daniel T. Roberts, Jr. United States U.S. Army Air Forces 14
Wirth, John L.John L. Wirth United States U.S. Navy 14
Duncan, George C.George C. Duncan United States 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 United States U.S. Navy 13½
Strait, Donald J.Donald J. Strait United States U.S. Army Air Forces 13½
Carpenter, GeorgeGeorge Carpenter United States U.S. Army Air Forces 13.4 (+4 ground)
Bryan, Donald S.Donald S. Bryan United States U.S. Army Air Forces 13.3
Lennartz, HelmutHelmut Lennartz Germany Luftwaffe 13 (jet ace)
Cramer, Darrell S.Darrell S. Cramer United States U.S. Army Air Forces 13
Pan-Yang, John WongJohn Wong Pan-Yang United States Chinese Nationalist Air Force (USA-born volunteer) 13
Brooks, James L.James L. Brooks United States 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. United States U.S. Navy 13
Cupp, James N.James N. Cupp United States U.S. Marine Corps 13
East, Clyde B.Clyde B. East United States U.S. Army Air Forces 13
Galer, Robert E.Robert E. Galer United States U.S. Marine Corps 13
Hampshire, John F.John F. Hampshire United States U.S. Army Air Forces 13
Holloway, Bruce K.Bruce K. Holloway United States U.S. Army Air Forces 13
Marontate, William P.William P. Marontate United States U.S. Marine Corps 13
Millikan, Willard. W.Willard. W. Millikan United States U.S. Army Air Forces 13 (+2 ground)
Moran, Glennon T.Glennon T. Moran United States U.S. Army Air Forces 13 (+3 ground)
Neale (pilot), RobertRobert Neale (pilot) United States AVG 13 (+2½ ground)
Olds, RobinRobin Olds United States U.S. Army Air Forces 13 (+4 Vietnam) (+11 ground)
O'Meara, JamesJames O'Meara UK Royal Air Force 13
Pallasvuo, YrjöYrjö Pallasvuo Finland Finnish Air Force 13
Parker, Harry A.Harry A. Parker United States U.S. Army Air Forces 13
Rushing, Roy W.Roy W. Rushing United States U.S. Navy 13
Shaw, Edward O.Edward O. Shaw United States U.S. Marine Corps 13
Sewell, AJ "Jackie"AJ "Jackie" Sewell UK Fleet Air Arm 13
Stephens, Robert W.Robert W. Stephens United States U.S. Army Air Forces 13
Strane, John R.John R. Strane United States U.S. Navy 13
Scott, Jr., Robert LeeRobert Lee Scott, Jr. United States U.S. Army Air Forces 13
Twelves, Wendell V.Wendell V. Twelves United States U.S. Navy 13
Bartley, Anthony CharlesAnthony Charles Bartley UK Royal Air Force 13
Williamson, Felix D.Felix D. Williamson United States 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 United States U.S. Army Air Forces 12½ (+2 Korea)
Frazier, Kenneth D.Kenneth D. Frazier United States U.S. Marine Corps 12½
Fairbanks, David Charles "Foob"David Charles "Foob" Fairbanks United States 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 United States U.S. Army Air Forces 12½ (+1 ground)
Brown, Quince L.Quince L. Brown United States U.S. Army Air Forces 12⅓ (+2 ground)
Baron, LuigiLuigi Baron Italy Regia Aeronautica 12
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 United States U.S. Army Air Forces 12
Chase, Levi R.Levi R. Chase United States U.S. Army Air Forces 12
Craig, Clement M.Clement M. Craig United States U.S. Navy 12
Eastham, David B.David B. Eastham United States U.S. Army Air Forces 12
Everton, Loren D.Loren D. Everton United States U.S. Marine Corps 12
Giannella, LuigiLuigi Giannella Italy Regia Aeronautica 12
Gleason, George W.George W. Gleason United States U.S. Army Air Forces 12 (+2½ ground)
Harris, Leroy E.Leroy E. Harris United States U.S. Navy 12
Head, Jr., Coatsworth B.Coatsworth B. Head, Jr. United States U.S. Army Air Forces 12
Hedrick, Roger R.Roger R. Hedrick United States U.S. Navy 12
Henry, William E.William E. Henry United States U.S. Army Air Forces 12
Hively, Howard D.Howard D. Hively United States U.S. Army Air Forces 12 (+2½ ground)
Ladd, Kenneth G.Kenneth G. Ladd United States U.S. Army Air Forces 12
Litvak, LydiaLydia Litvak Soviet Union Soviet Air Force 12 (top female ace)
Masoner, Jr., William J.William J. Masoner, Jr. United States U.S. Navy 12
McKennon, Pierce W.Pierce W. McKennon United States U.S. Army Air Forces 12 (+9.7 ground)
Moore, Robert W.Robert W. Moore United States U.S. Army Air Forces 12
Quirk, Michael J.Michael J. Quirk United States U.S. Army Air Forces 12 (+5 ground)
Sanson, AttilioAttilio Sanson Italy Regia Aeronautica 12
Schreiber, LeRoy A.LeRoy A. Schreiber United States U.S. Army Air Forces 12 (+2 ground)
Segal, Harold E.Harold E. Segal United States U.S. Marine Corps 12
Shirley, James A.James A. Shirley United States U.S. Navy 12
Skogstad, Norman C.Norman C. Skogstad United States U.S. Army Air Forces 12
Sloan, William J.William J. Sloan United States U.S. Army Air Forces 12
Solaroli di Briona, GiorgioGiorgio Solaroli di Briona Italy Regia Aeronautica 12
Trowbridge, Eugene A.Eugene A. Trowbridge United States U.S. Army Air Forces 12
Turner, Richard E.Richard E. Turner United States U.S. Army Air Forces 12 (11?) (incl 2 V-1)
Watkins, James A.James A. Watkins United States U.S. Army Air Forces 12
West, Richard L.Richard L. West United States U.S. Army Air Forces 12
Megura, NicholasNicholas Megura United States U.S. Army Air Forces 11.84 (+3.8 ground)
Carr, George R.George R. Carr United States U.S. Navy 11½
Clark, Jr., James A.James A. Clark, Jr. United States U.S. Army Air Forces 11½ (+4½ ground)
Conger, Paul A.Paul A. Conger United States U.S. Army Air Forces 11½
Gilbert, Olin E.Olin E. Gilbert United States U.S. Army Air Forces 11½
Halton, William T.William T. Halton United States U.S. Army Air Forces 11½ (+2 ground)
Hovde, William J.William J. Hovde United States U.S. Army Air Forces 11½ (+1 Korea) (+2 ground)
Kirla, Jr., John A.John A. Kirla, Jr. United States U.S. Army Air Forces 11½ (+½ ground)
Snider, William N.William N. Snider United States U.S. Marine Corps 11½
Yeager, Charles E. "Chuck"Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager United States 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 United States U.S. Army Air Forces 11.3 (+5 ground)
DeLong, Philip C.Philip C. DeLong United States U.S. Marine Corps 11.2 (+2 Korea)
Cork, Richard JohnRichard John Cork UK Fleet Air Arm 11
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 United States U.S. Marine Corps 11
Blackburn, John T.John T. Blackburn United States U.S. Navy 11
Budanova, YekaterinaYekaterina Budanova Soviet Union Soviet Air Force 11
Dean, Jr., William A.William A. Dean, Jr. United States U.S. Navy 11
Fisken, GeoffGeoff Fisken New Zealand Royal New Zealand Air Force 11
Frantz, Carl M.Carl M. Frantz United States U.S. Army Air Forces 11
French, James B.James B. French United States U.S. Navy 11
Goebel, Robert J.Robert J. Goebel United States U.S. Army Air Forces 11
Kirkwood, Phillip L.Phillip L. Kirkwood United States U.S. Navy 11
Lawler, John B.John B. Lawler United States U.S. Army Air Forces 11
Leino, HemmoHemmo Leino Finland Finnish Air Force 11
Lent, Francis J.Francis J. Lent United States U.S. Army Air Forces 11
Molland, Leland P.Leland P. Molland United States U.S. Army Air Forces 11
Leverette, William L.William L. Leverette United States U.S. Army Air Forces 11
Loisel, John S.John S. Loisel United States U.S. Army Air Forces 11
Lowry, Wayne L.Wayne L. Lowry United States U.S. Army Air Forces 11
Magnaghi, CarloCarlo Magnaghi Italy Regia Aeronautica 11
Mallory, Charles M.Charles M. Mallory United States U.S. Navy 11
Maresiev, Alexei PetrovichAlexei Petrovich Maresiev Soviet Union Soviet Air Force 11 (3 after losing his legs.)
McCorkle, Charles M.Charles M. McCorkle United States U.S. Army Air Forces 11
McDonald, Norman L.Norman L. McDonald United States U.S. Army Air Forces 11
McWhorter III, HamiltonHamilton McWhorter III United States U.S. Navy 11
Mitchell, John W.John W. Mitchell United States U.S. Army Air Forces 11 (+4 Korea)
Nieminen, UrhoUrho Nieminen Finland Finnish Air Force 11
Reber, Jr., James V.James V. Reber, Jr. United States U.S. Navy 11
Richardson, Elmer W.Elmer W. Richardson United States U.S. Army Air Forces 11 (8?)
Riddle, Robert H.Robert H. Riddle United States U.S. Army Air Forces 11
Rigg, James F.James F. Rigg United States U.S. Navy 11
Runyon, Donald E.Donald E. Runyon United States U.S. Navy 11
Sapp, Donald H.Donald H. Sapp United States U.S. Marine Corps 11
Shubin, MurrayMurray Shubin United States U.S. Army Air Forces 11
Smith, Jr., CorneliusCornelius Smith, Jr. United States U.S. Army Air Forces 11
Solaroli di Briona, GiorgioGiorgio Solaroli di Briona Italy Regia Aeronautica 11
Sparks, Kenneth C.Kenneth C. Sparks United States U.S. Army Air Forces 11
Stanbrook, Richard E.Richard E. Stanbrook United States U.S. Navy 11
Törrönen, IlkkaIlkka Törrönen Finland Finnish Air Force 11
Vejtasa, Stanley W.Stanley W. Vejtasa United States U.S. Navy 11
Veronesi, MarioMario Veronesi Italy Regia Aeronautica 11
Burgard, George T.George T. Burgard United States AVG 10.75
O'Conner, Frank Q.Frank Q. O'Conner United States U.S. Army Air Forces 10.75
Anderson, Jr., Charles F.Charles F. Anderson, Jr. United States U.S. Army Air Forces 10½ (+5½ ground)
Beebe, Marshall U.Marshall U. Beebe United States U.S. Navy 10½
Ceulleers, George F.George F. Ceulleers United States U.S. Army Air Forces 10½
Conger, Jack E.Jack E. Conger United States U.S. Marine Corps 10½
Doersch, George A.George A. Doersch United States U.S. Army Air Forces 10½ (+½ ground)
Erkinheimo, NiiloNiilo Erkinheimo Finland Finnish Air Force 10½
Hovde, William J.William J. Hovde United States U.S. Army Air Forces 10½ (+4 Korea) (+2 ground)
Kalima, MarttiMartti Kalima Finland Finnish Air Force 10½
Lahtela, KullervoKullervo Lahtela Finland Finnish Air Force 10½
Littge, Raymond H.Raymond H. Littge United States U.S. Army Air Forces 10½ (+13 ground)
Metsola, KaiKai Metsola Finland Finnish Air Force 10½
Rector, EdwardEdward Rector United States U.S. Army Air Forces 10½ (6½ AVG)
Reiserer, Russell E.Russell E. Reiserer United States U.S. Navy 10½
Storch, John A.John A. Storch United States U.S. Army Air Forces 10½ (+1½ ground)
Symmes, John C.John C. Symmes United States U.S. Navy 10½
Newkirk, John V.John V. Newkirk United States AVG 10½
Metsola, KaiKai Metsola Finland Finnish Air Force 10½
Peltola, EinoEino Peltola Finland Finnish Air Force 10½
Robert E. Murray United States U.S. Navy 10.4
Elliot, Ralph E.Ralph E. Elliot United States U.S. Navy 10.3
Glover, Fred W.Fred W. Glover United States U.S. Army Air Forces 10.3 (+12½ ground)
Gibbes, BobbyBobby Gibbes Australia Royal Australian Air Force 10¼
McGarry, William D.William D. McGarry United States AVG 10¼
Aschenbrenner, Robert WRobert W Aschenbrenner United States 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 United States U.S. Marine Corps 10
Blickenstaff, Wayne K.Wayne K. Blickenstaff United States U.S. Army Air Forces 10
Broadhead, Joseph E.Joseph E. Broadhead United States U.S. Army Air Forces 10
Brown, Jr., Carl A.Carl A. Brown, Jr. United States U.S. Navy 10
Coleman, Thaddeus T.Thaddeus T. Coleman United States U.S. Navy 10
Giroux, William K.William K. Giroux United States U.S. Army Air Forces 10
Goehausen, Jr., Walter J.Walter J. Goehausen, Jr. United States U.S. Army Air Forces 10
Harris, Ernest A.Ernest A. Harris United States U.S. Army Air Forces 10
Ilk, IroIro Ilk Germany Luftwaffe 10
Juchheim, Jr., Alwin M.Alwin M. Juchheim, Jr. United States 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 United States U.S. Marine Corps 10
Lines, Edward E.Edward E. Lines United States U.S. Army Air Forces 10
Mann, Jr., Thomas H.Thomas H. Mann, Jr. United States U.S. Marine Corps 10
Mansker, Joseph L.Joseph L. Mansker United States U.S. Army Air Forces 10
Mitchell, Harris E.Harris E. Mitchell United States 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
Rankin, Robert J.Robert J. Rankin United States U.S. Army Air Forces 10
Reidy, Thomas H.Thomas H. Reidy United States U.S. Navy 10
Reynolds, Andrew J.Andrew J. Reynolds United States U.S. Army Air Forces 10
Scott, Jr., Robert L.Robert L. Scott, Jr. United States U.S. Army Air Forces 10
Singer, Jr., ArthurArthur Singer, Jr. United States U.S. Navy 10
Smith, John M.John M. Smith United States U.S. Navy 10
Solaro, ClaudioClaudio Solaro Italy Regia Aeronautica 10 (+ 1 in Spanish Civil War)
Stanch, Paul M.Paul M. Stanch United States U.S. Army Air Forces 10
Stehlík, JosefJosef Stehlík Czechia Royal Air Force 10
Summer, ElliotElliot Summer United States U.S. Army Air Forces 10
Swope, James S.James S. Swope United States U.S. Navy 10
Tarantola, EnnioEnnio Tarantola Italy Regia Aeronautica 10 (+ 1 in Spain)
Visconti, AdrianoAdriano Visconti Italy Regia Aeronautica 10
Westermark, Robert V.Robert V. Westermark United States U.S. Army Air Forces 10
Adams, Fletcher E.Fletcher E. Adams United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9 ½
Bankey, Jr., Ernest E.Ernest E. Bankey, Jr. United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9 ½ (+8 ground)
Check, Leonard J.Leonard J. Check United States U.S. Navy 9 ½
Coate, EdwardEdward Coate Australia Royal Australian Air Force 9 ½
Fiebelkorn, Ernest C.Ernest C. Fiebelkorn United States 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 United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9 ½ (+½ ground)
Coats, Robert C.Robert C. Coats United States 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 United States AVG 9 ¼
Andrew, Stephen W.Stephen W. Andrew United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9 (+6½ ground)
Banks, William M.William M. Banks United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9 ½
Archer, Lee "Buddy"Lee "Buddy" Archer United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9 (+6 ground)
Chudek, AleksanderAleksander Chudek Poland Polish Air Force/Royal Air Force 9
Annoni, EmanueleEmanuele Annoni Italy Regia Aeronautica 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 United States U.S. Navy 9
Berree, Norman R.Norman R. Berree United States U.S. Navy 9
Bland, William R.William R. Bland United States U.S. Navy 9
Bostwick, George E.George E. Bostwick United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9 (+6 ground)
Bright, Mark K.Mark K. Bright United States U.S. Navy 9
Buie, Paul D.Paul D. Buie United States U.S. Navy 9
Carey, Jr., Henry A.Henry A. Carey, Jr. United States U.S. Navy 9
Champlin, Frederick F.Frederick F. Champlin United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Collins, Frank J.Frank J. Collins United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9 (8?)
Collins, Jr., William M.William M. Collins, Jr. United States U.S. Navy 9
Cormier, Richard L.Richard L. Cormier United States U.S. Navy 9
Curdes, Louis E.Louis E. Curdes United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Dahl, Perry A.Perry A. Dahl United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Dalglish, James B.James B. Dalglish United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9 (incl 3 V-1s)
DeBlanc, Jefferson J.Jefferson J. DeBlanc United States U.S. Marine Corps 9
Dunkin, Richard W.Richard W. Dunkin United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Eastmond, Richard T.Richard T. Eastmond United States U.S. Navy 9
Elder, Robert A.Robert A. Elder United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9 (+2 ground)
Emmons, Eugene H.Eugene H. Emmons United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Fanning, Grover E.Grover E. Fanning United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Feightner, Edward L.Edward L. Feightner United States U.S. Navy 9
Feld, SylvanSylvan Feld United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Forester, Joseph M.Joseph M. Forester United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Franger, Marvin J.Marvin J. Franger United States U.S. Navy 9
Freeman, Doris C.Doris C. Freeman United States U.S. Navy 9
Gallup, Kenneth W.Kenneth W. Gallup United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9 (+2 ground)
Harris, Thomas S.Thomas S. Harris United States U.S. Navy 9
Haviland, Jr., Frederick R.Frederick R. Haviland, Jr. United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9 (+6 ground)
Hill, Allen E.Allen E. Hill United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Hurlburt, Frank D.Frank D. Hurlburt United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Kiser, George C.George C. Kiser United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Lesicka, Joseph J.Joseph J. Lesicka United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Magee, Christopher L.Christopher L. Magee United States U.S. Marine Corps 9
Menard, Jr., Louis A.Louis A. Menard, Jr. United States U.S. Navy 9
Merony, Virgil K.Virgil K. Merony United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Morrill, Stanley B.Stanley B. Morrill United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Omiccioli, WalterWalter Omiccioli Italy Regia Aeronautica 9
Overend, Edmund F.Edmund F. Overend United States U.S. Marine Corps 9 (5 AVG)
Overfield, Lloyd J.Lloyd J. Overfield United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Paris III, Joel B.Joel B. Paris III United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Picken, Harvey P.Harvey P. Picken United States U.S. Navy 9
Redmond, Eugene D.Eugene D. Redmond United States U.S. Navy 9
Reed, William N.William N. Reed United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9 (3 AVG)
Rehm, Jr., Daniel R.Daniel R. Rehm, Jr. United States U.S. Navy 9
Roberts, Eugene P.Eugene P. Roberts United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Rudel, Hans-UlrichHans-Ulrich Rudel Germany Luftwaffe 9 (Top ground attack ace: 2000+ targets destroyed.)
Smith, Meryl M.Meryl M. Smith United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Smith, Robert T.Robert T. Smith United States AVG 9
Stabile, NatalinoNatalino Stabile Italy Regia Aeronautica 9 (+ 1 in Spanish Civil War)
Stewart, James S.James S. Stewart United States U.S. Navy 9
Stewart, John S.John S. Stewart United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Thomas, Jr., Franklin C.Franklin C. Thomas, Jr. United States U.S. Marine Corps 9
Haren, Jr., Arthur VanArthur Van Haren, Jr. United States U.S. Navy 9
Warmer, Benjamin F.Benjamin F. Warmer United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9
White, Robert H.Robert H. White United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Wolfe, Judge E.Judge E. Wolfe United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Watts, Charles E.Charles E. Watts United States 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 United States U.S. Navy
Bryan, Jr., William E.William E. Bryan, Jr. United States U.S. Army Air Forces
Cain, James B.James B. Cain United States U.S. Navy
Cesky, Charles J.Charles J. Cesky United States U.S. Army Air Forces
Chenoweth, Oscar I.Oscar I. Chenoweth United States U.S. Navy
Chin, ArthurArthur Chin / Chen Ruitian United States Chinese Nationalist Air Force (USA-born volunteer)
Cutler, Frank A.Frank A. Cutler United States U.S. Army Air Forces (+3 ground)
Foster, Carl C.Carl C. Foster United States U.S. Navy
Gray, John F.John F. Gray United States U.S. Navy
Hargreaves, Everett G.Everett G. Hargreaves United States U.S. Navy
Hayes, Jr., Thomas L.Thomas L. Hayes, Jr. United States U.S. Army Air Forces
Hoefker, John H.John H. Hoefker United States U.S. Army Air Forces
Jenkins, Otto D.Otto D. Jenkins United States U.S. Army Air Forces (+2 ground)
Johnson, Arthur G.Arthur G. Johnson United States U.S. Army Air Forces
Lawlor, Frank L.Frank L. Lawlor United States AVG
Loesch, Gregory K.Gregory K. Loesch United States U.S. Marine Corps
Luksic, Carl J.Carl J. Luksic United States U.S. Army Air Forces (+7 ground)
McDowell, DonaldDonald McDowell United States U.S. Army Air Forces
McGrattan, Bernard J.Bernard J. McGrattan United States U.S. Army Air Forces
Moats, Sanford K.Sanford K. Moats United States U.S. Army Air Forces
Morgan, Jr., John L.John L. Morgan, Jr. United States U.S. Marine Corps
Pigman, George W.George W. Pigman United States U.S. Navy
Plant, Claude W.Claude W. Plant United States U.S. Navy
Schlegel, Albert L.Albert L. Schlegel United States U.S. Army Air Forces
Self, Larry R.Larry R. Self United States 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 United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8⅓ (2⅓ AVG)
Gabriel, Franklin T.Franklin T. Gabriel United States U.S. Navy
McMillan, George B.George B. McMillan United States U.S. Army Air Forces (+1 ground)
Pietrasiak, AdolfAdolf Pietrasiak Poland Polish Air Force/Royal Air Force 8.10
Mix, ErichErich Mix Germany Luftwaffe 8 (+3 in World War I) (13?)
Büttner, ErichErich Büttner Germany Luftwaffe 8 (jet ace)
Weihs, Hans-DieterHans-Dieter Weihs Germany Luftwaffe 8 (jet ace)
Ainlay, John M.John M. Ainlay United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8 (7?)
Alison, John R.John R. Alison United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Allen (USAAF), David W.David W. Allen (USAAF) United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Bardshar, Frederick A.Frederick A. Bardshar United States U.S. Navy 8
Barnard, Lloyd G.Lloyd G. Barnard United States U.S. Navy 8
Benz, Jr., Walter G.Walter G. Benz, Jr. United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Bonneau, William J.William J. Bonneau United States U.S. Navy 8
Booth, Robert J.Robert J. Booth United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Burnett, Jr., Roy O.Roy O. Burnett, Jr. United States U.S. Navy 8
Carroll, Jr., Walter J.Walter J. Carroll, Jr. United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Case, William N.William N. Case United States U.S. Marine Corps 8
Collinsworth, J. D.J. D. Collinsworth United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8 (6?)
Cruikshank, Arthur W.Arthur W. Cruikshank United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Damstrom, Fernley H.Fernley H. Damstrom United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Dobbin, John F.John F. Dobbin United States U.S. Marine Corps 8
Doner, Landis E.Landis E. Doner United States U.S. Navy 8
Dorsch, Frederick J.Frederick J. Dorsch United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Duke, Walter F.Walter F. Duke United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Edens, William C.William C. Edens United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8 (+3 ground)
Elder, John L.John L. Elder United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8 (+13 ground)
Evenson, Eric A.Eric A. Evenson United States U.S. Navy 8
Fielder, Jr., Arthur C.Arthur C. Fielder, Jr. United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Fleming, Francis M.Francis M. Fleming United States U.S. Navy 8
Fowle, James M.James M. Fowle United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Gardner, William A.William A. Gardner United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Gaunt, FrankFrank Gaunt United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8 (7?)
Gerard, Francis R.Francis R. Gerard United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Gile, Clement D.Clement D. Gile United States U.S. Navy 8
Glenn, Maxwell H.Maxwell H. Glenn United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8 (5?; +3 ground)
Gordon, Mathew M.Mathew M. Gordon United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Griffin, Richard J.Richard J. Griffin United States U.S. Navy 8
Grosshuesch, Leroy V.Leroy V. Grosshuesch United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Gutt, Fred E.Fred E. Gutt United States U.S. Marine Corps 8
Hadden, Jr., Mayo A.Mayo A. Hadden, Jr. United States U.S. Navy 8
Harris, Frederick A.Frederick A. Harris United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Hart, Kenneth F.Kenneth F. Hart United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Herman (or Hernan), Jr., Edwin J.Edwin J. Herman (or Hernan), Jr. United States U.S. Marine Corps 8
Hollowell, George L.George L. Hollowell United States U.S. Marine Corps 8
Horne, AngusAngus Horne UK Royal Air Force 8
Ilfrey, Jack E.Jack E. Ilfrey United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Jackson, Michael J.Michael J. Jackson United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8 (+5½ ground)
Johnson, Byron M.Byron M. Johnson United States U.S. Navy 8
Johnson, John M.John M. Johnson United States U.S. Navy 8
Jones, John L.John L. Jones United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Kinnard, Claiborne H.Claiborne H. Kinnard United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8 (+17 ground)
Kunz, Charles M.Charles M. Kunz United States U.S. Marine Corps 8
Leonard, William N.William N. Leonard United States U.S. Navy 8
Lewis, William H.William H. Lewis United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Lindsay, Elvin L.Elvin L. Lindsay United States U.S. Navy 8
Maloney, Thomas E.Thomas E. Maloney United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8 (7?)
Maxwell, William R.William R. Maxwell United States U.S. Navy 8
May, Jr., EarlEarl May, Jr. United States U.S. Navy 8
Miller, Johnnie G.Johnnie G. Miller United States U.S. Navy 8
Momyer, William W.William W. Momyer United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Mulcahey, Douglas W.Douglas W. Mulcahey United States U.S. Navy 8
Murphy, Alva C.Alva C. Murphy United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Narr, Joseph L.Joseph L. Narr United States U.S. Marine Corps 8
Novotny, George P.George P. Novotny United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9
O'Neill, John G.John G. O'Neill United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Owen, Edward M.Edward M. Owen United States U.S. Navy 8
Post, Nathan T.Nathan T. Post United States U.S. Marine Corps 8
Prater, Jr., Luther D.Luther D. Prater, Jr. United States U.S. Navy 8
Roddy, Edward F.Edward F. Roddy United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Rowland, Robert R.Robert R. Rowland United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Sangermano (FO), PhilipPhilip Sangermano (FO) United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Sawyer, Charles W.Charles W. Sawyer United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8 (2¼ AVG)
Schiltz Jr., Glenn D.Glenn D. Schiltz Jr. United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Scott, David A.David A. Scott United States U.S. Navy 8 (9?)
Shafer, Dale E.Dale E. Shafer United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Shaw, Robert M.Robert M. Shaw United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Shomo, William A.William A. Shomo United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Smith, Robert H.Robert H. Smith United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Stanley, Gordon A.Gordon A. Stanley United States U.S. Navy 8
Stanton, ArlandArland Stanton United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Sublett, John L.John L. Sublett United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Tapp, James B.James B. Tapp United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Tovrea, Philip E.Philip E. Tovrea United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Tyler, James O.James O. Tyler United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Vogt, Jr., John W.John W. Vogt, Jr. United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Wagner, Boyd D. "Buzz"Boyd D. "Buzz" Wagner United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Warford, Victor E.Victor E. Warford United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8
Warner, Arthur T.Arthur T. Warner United States U.S. Marine Corps 8
Weaver, Charles E.Charles E. Weaver United States 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. United States U.S. Navy 8
Yost, Donald K.Donald K. Yost United States U.S. Marine Corps 8
Lang, Joseph L.Joseph L. Lang United States U.S. Army Air Forces 7.83
Stewart, Everett W.Everett W. Stewart United States 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 United States 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 United States U.S. Navy
Chui-Kang, LiuLiu Chui-Kang / Liu Cuigang China Chinese Nationalist Air Force 7
Woods, Sydney S.Sydney S. Woods United States U.S. Army Air Forces 7
William Anderson Sweden U.S. Army Air Forces 7 (+ V-1 robot 17 June 1944.[5])
Dibb, Robert A.Robert A. Dibb United States U.S. Navy 7
O'Hare, Edward "Butch"Edward "Butch" O'Hare United States U.S. Navy 7
Pierce, Sammy A.Sammy A. Pierce United States U.S. Army Air Forces 7
Roberson, Arval J.Arval J. Roberson United States U.S. Army Air Forces 7 (+1 ground)
Serafini, FerruccioFerruccio Serafini Italy Regia Aeronautica 7
Shipman, ErnestErnest Shipman United States U.S. Army Air Forces 7
Woody, Robert E.Robert E. Woody United States U.S. Army Air Forces 7 (+ 2 ground)
Graham, Gordon M.Gordon M. Graham United States U.S. Army Air Forces 7 (+ 9.5 ground)
Marshall, Jr., Bert W.Bert W. Marshall, Jr. United States U.S. Army Air Forces 7 (+ 4 ground)
Foskett, RussellRussell Foskett Australia Royal Australian Air Force
Oblach, GiuseppeGiuseppe Oblach Italy Regia Aeronautica 7
Osterkamp, TheoTheo Osterkamp Germany Luftwaffe 6 (+32 in World War I)
Baschirotto, GianLinoGianLino Baschirotto Italy Regia Aeronautica 6 (+ 5 in Spanish Civil War)
Bassi, LivioLivio Bassi Italy Regia Aeronautica 6
Budanova, YekaterinaYekaterina Budanova Soviet Union Soviet Air Force 6 (+ 5 shared - possibly 11 individual wins.[6])
Fibbia, GuidoGuido Fibbia Italy Regia Aeronautica 6 (+ 3 Spanish Civil War)
Olson, Norman E.Norman E. Olson United States U.S. Army Air Forces 6 (+ 2 ground)
Haviland, Jr., Fred R.Fred R. Haviland, Jr. United States 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
Whalen, James HenryJames Henry Whalen Canada Royal Canadian Air Force 6
Janus, StefanStefan Janus Poland Polish Air Force/Royal Air Force 6
Mollard, Jr., Norman W.Norman W. Mollard, Jr.[7] United States U.S. Navy 6
Bille, Henry S.Henry S. Bille United States U.S. Army Air Forces 6 (+4 ground)
Brown, Harry W.Harry W. Brown Canada Canadian Expeditionary Force 6
Witt, Jr., Lynn E.Lynn E. Witt, Jr. United States U.S. Army Air Forces 6
Whalen, William E.William E. Whalen United States U.S. Army Air Forces 6 (+2 ground)
Laird, Dean (Diz) S.Dean (Diz) S. Laird United States U.S. Navy
Compton, Gordon B.Gordon B. Compton United States U.S. Army Air Forces (+15 ground)
Fortier, Norman J.Norman J. Fortier United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5.83 (+5.5 ground)
Koraleski, Walter J.Walter J. Koraleski United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5.54
Cundy, WilliamWilliam Cundy Australia Royal Australian Air Force
Lenfest, Charles W.Charles W. Lenfest United States U.S. Army Air Forces (+2 ground)
Minchew, Leslie D.Leslie D. Minchew United States U.S. Army Air Forces (+ 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 United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5.2 (+9 ground)
Myers, Raymond B.Raymond B. Myers United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5 (+4 ground)
Cullerton, William J.William J. Cullerton United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5 (+15 ground)
Gregory, Hayden A. "Buck"Hayden A. "Buck" Gregory United States U.S. Navy 5 (Probably 3 more.)
Heim, JosephJoseph Heim Germany Luftwaffe 5 (jet ace)
Schreiber, AlfredAlfred Schreiber Germany Luftwaffe 5 (first confirmed jet ace)
Steinhilper, UlrichUlrich Steinhilper Germany Luftwaffe 5 (jet ace)
Tilli, PenttiPentti Tilli Finland Finnish Air Force 5
Abernathy, Robert W.Robert W. Abernathy United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Ackerman, Fred T.Fred T. Ackerman United States U.S. Navy 5
Adair, Oliver L.Oliver L. Adair United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Adams (USAAF), Robert H.Robert H. Adams (USAAF) United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Agnew, John W.John W. Agnew United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Allen (USAAF), William H.William H. Allen (USAAF) United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Alley Jr, Stuart C.Stuart C. Alley Jr United States U.S. Marine Corps 5
Ambort, Ernest J.Ernest J. Ambort United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Ammon, Robert H.Robert H. Ammon United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5 (+ 9 ground)
Amsden, Benjamin C.Benjamin C. Amsden United States U.S. Navy 5
Anderson, Leslie E.Leslie E. Anderson United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Anderson (USAAF), Richard H.Richard H. Anderson (USAAF) United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Arasmith, Lester L.Lester L. Arasmith United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Aron, William E.William E. Aron United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Asbury, Richard W.Richard W. Asbury United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Aust, Abner M.Abner M. Aust United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Axtell, Eugene D.Eugene D. Axtell United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Baccus, Donald A.Donald A. Baccus United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Bade, Jack A.Jack A. Bade United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Bailey, Oscar C.Oscar C. Bailey United States U.S. Navy 5
Baird, Raphael F.Raphael F. Baird United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Balch, Donald L.Donald L. Balch United States U.S. Marine Corps 5
Baldwin, Robert P.Robert P. Baldwin United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Bank, Raymond W.Raymond W. Bank United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Barackman, Bruce M.Bruce M. Barackman United States U.S. Navy 5
Barber, Rex T.Rex T. Barber United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Barkey, Robert M.Robert M. Barkey United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Barnes, Truman S.Truman S. Barnes United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Baumler, AlbertAlbert Baumler United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5 (+ 6 in Spanish Civil War)
Bearden, Aaron L.Aaron L. Bearden United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Beavers Jr, Edward H.Edward H. Beavers Jr United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Benne, LouisLouis Benne United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Berkheimer, Jack S.Jack S. Berkheimer United States U.S. Navy 5
Bertelson, Richard L.Richard L. Bertelson United States U.S. Navy 5
Billo, James D.James D. Billo United States U.S. Navy 5
Bishop, Lewis S.Lewis S. Bishop United Staets AVG 5
Bishop, Walter D.Walter D. Bishop United States U.S. Navy 5
Blair, Foster J.Foster J. Blair United States U.S. Navy 5
Blair, William K.William K. Blair United States U.S. Navy 5
Blaydes, Richard B.Richard B. Blaydes United States U.S. Navy 5
Bocquin, Victor E.Victor E. Bocquin United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Bolyard, John W.John W. Bolyard United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Bonebrake, Robert R.Robert R. Bonebrake United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Bonner Jr, Robert R.Robert R. Bonner Jr United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Bordelon, Guy P.Guy P. Bordelon United States U.S. Navy 5
Borley, Clarence A.Clarence A. Borley United States U.S. Navy 5
Bostrom, Ernest O.Ernest O. Bostrom United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Bowen, Wilbur L.Wilbur L. Bowen United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Bowker, Fred E.Fred E. Bowker United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Bradley, John L.John L. Bradley United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Braun, Richard L.Richard L. Braun United States U.S. Marine Corps 5
Brown, Gerald A.Gerald A. Brown Untied States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Brown, Jasper R.Jasper R. Brown United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Bruneau, Paul J.Paul J. Bruneau United States U.S. Navy 5
Buchanan, Robert L.Robert L. Buchanan United States U.S. Navy 5
Burns, Robert G.Robert G. Burns United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Byrnes, Robert L.Robert L. Byrnes United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Carder, John B.John B. Carder United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Carlton, William A.William A. Carlton United States U.S. Marine Corps 5
Castle, Nial K.Nial K. Castle United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Champion, Henry K.Henry K. Champion United States U.S. Navy 5
Chandler, George T.George T. Chandler United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Chandler, Van E.Van E. Chandler United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5 (+ 3 in Korea)
Cielinski, Joseph J.Joseph J. Cielinski United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Cleaveland, Arthur B.Arthur B. Cleaveland United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Clements, Donald C.Donald C. Clements United States U.S. Navy 5
Clements, Robert E.Robert E. Clements United States U.S. Navy 5
Clinger, Dallas A.Dallas A. Clinger United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Cloud, Vivian A.Vivian A. Cloud United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Cochran, Paul R.Paul R. Cochran United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Collins, William F.William F. Collins United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Colman, Philip E.Philip E. Colman United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5 (+ 4 in Korea)
Comstock, Harold E.Harold E. Comstock United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Condon, Harry L.Harry L. Condon United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Coons, Merle M.Merle M. Coons United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Cornell, Leland B.Leland B. Cornell United States U.S. Navy 5
Cox, Ralph L.Ralph L. Cox United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Cranfill, Niven K.Niven K. Cranfill United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Crombie, William S.William S. Crombie United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Cross, John O.John O. Cross United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Culbertson, Omer W.Omer W. Culbertson United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Cundy, Arthur C.Arthur C. Cundy United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Curton, Warren D.Warren D. Curton United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Daniel, William A.William A. Daniel United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Davies, Clarence E.Clarence E. Davies United States U.S. Navy 5
Davis, Leonard K.Leonard K. Davis United States U.S. Marine Corps 5
Dawkins Jr, George E.George E. Dawkins Jr United States U.S. Marine Corps 5
Dahl, RoaldRoald Dahl UK Royal Air Force 5
Day Jr, William C.William C. Day Jr United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Deakins, Richard S.Richard S. Deakins United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Della, GeorgeGeorge Della United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Denoff, Reuben H.Reuben H. Denoff United States U.S. Navy 5
Dick, Frederick E.Frederick E. Dick United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Dikovitsky, MichaelMichael Dikovitsky United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Dorris, Harry W.Harry W. Dorris United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Doyle, Cecil J.Cecil J. Doyle United States U.S. Marine Corps 5
Drake, Charles W.Charles W. Drake United States U.S. Marine Corps 5
Driscoll, Daniel B.Daniel B. Driscoll United States U.S. Navy 5
Driscoll, WillieWillie Driscoll United States U.S. Navy 5
Dubisher, Francis E.Francis E. Dubisher United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Dubois, Charles H.Charles H. Dubois United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Duffy (USN), James E.James E. Duffy (USN) United States U.S. Navy 5
Duffy, Richard E.Richard E. Duffy United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Egen Jr, Joseph L.Joseph L. Egen Jr United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Elwood, Hugh M.Hugh M. Elwood United States U.S. Marine Corps 5
Empey, James W.James W. Empey United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Erickson, Lyle A.Lyle A. Erickson United States U.S. Navy 5
Ernst, Herman E.Herman E. Ernst United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Farmer, Charles D.Charles D. Farmer United States U.S. Navy 5
Farnsworth Jr, Robert A.Robert A. Farnsworth Jr United States U.S. Navy 5
Farrell (USMC), WilliamWilliam Farrell (USMC) United States U.S. Marine Corps 5
Faxon, Richard D.Richard D. Faxon United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Felts, Marion C.Marion C. Felts United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Fenex Jr, James E.James E. Fenex Jr United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Fiedler (USAAF), WilliamWilliam Fiedler (USAAF) United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Fields Jr, Virgil C.Virgil C. Fields Jr United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Finn, Howard J.Howard J. Finn United States U.S. Marine Corps 5
Fischette, Charles R.Charles R. Fischette United STates U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Fisk, Harry E.Harry E. Fisk United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Flack Jr, Nelson D.Nelson D. Flack Jr United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Flinn, Kenneth A.Kenneth A. Flinn United States U.S. Navy 5
Foltz, Ralph E.Ralph E. Foltz United States U.S. Navy 5
Fontana, Paul J.Paul J. Fontana United States U.S. Marine Corps 5
Ford, Claude E.Claude E. Ford United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Ford, Kenneth M.Kenneth M. Ford United States U.S. Marine Corps 5
Formanek Jr, GeorgeGeorge Formanek Jr United States U.S. Navy 5
Galt, Dwight B.Dwight B. Galt United States U.S. Navy 5
Gardner, Warner F.Warner F. Gardner United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Gayler, NoelNoel Gayler United States U.S. Navy 5
Gerick, Steven N.Steven N. Gerick United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Ghelson, Grover D.Grover D. Ghelson United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Gibb, Robert D.Robert D. Gibb United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Gladen, Cyrus R.Cyrus R. Gladen United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Godson, Lindley W.Lindley W. Godson United States U.S. Navy 5
Gould, Norman D.Norman D. Gould United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Graffer, GiorgioGiorgio Graffer Italy Regia Aeronautica 5
Graham, Robert F.Robert F. Graham United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Graham, Vernon E.Vernon E. Graham United States U.S. Navy 5
Gregory, Hayden A.Hayden A. Gregory United States U.S. Navy 5
Griffith, Robert C.Robert C. Griffith United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Grosvenor Jr, WilliamWilliam Grosvenor Jr United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Gupton, Cheatham W.Cheatham W. Gupton United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Hacking, Albert E.Albert E. Hacking United States U.S. Marine Corps 5
Hagerstrom, James P.James P. Hagerstrom United States U.S. Army Air Forces 6
Hammer, Samuel E.Samuel E. Hammer United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Hanna, Harry T.Harry T. Hanna United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Hansenman, Christopher J.Christopher J. Hansenman United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Harman, Walter R.Walter R. Harman United States U.S. Navy 5
Harris (USAAF), Thomas L.Thomas L. Harris (USAAF) United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Hartley, Raymond E.Raymond E. Hartley United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Hatch, Herbert B.Herbert B. Hatch United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Hauver, Charles D.Charles D. Hauver United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Haworth, Russell C.Russell C. Haworth United STates U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Hayde, Frank R.Frank R. Hayde United States U.S. Navy 5
Hearrell, Frank C.Frank C. Hearrell United States U.S. Navy 5
Held Jr, Charles F.Charles F. Held Jr United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Henderson Jr, Paul M.Paul M. Henderson Jr United Sates U.S. Navy 5
Hendricks, Randall W.Randall W. Hendricks United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Hill, James E.James E. Hill United Staets U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Hillary, Richard HopeRichard Hope Hillary Australia Royal Air Force 5 (+2 probables)
Hillman, Donald E.Donald E. Hillman United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Hippe, Kenneth G.Kenneth G. Hippe United States U.S. Navy 5
Hiro, Edwin M.Edwin M. Hiro United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Hnatio, Myron M.Myron M. Hnatio United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Hoag, John B.John B. Hoag United States U.S. Navy 5
Hodges, William R.William R. Hodges United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Hoffman, Cullen J.Cullen J. Hoffman United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Hoffman, LouisLouis Hoffman United States AVG 5
Houck, Herbert N.Herbert N. Houck United States U.S. Navy 5
Hoyt, Edward R.Edward R. Hoyt United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Hubbard, Mark E.Mark E. Hubbard United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Hudson, Howard R.Howard R. Hudson United States U.S. Navy 5
Hunter, Alvaro J.Alvaro J. Hunter United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Icard, Joseph W.Joseph W. Icard United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Ireland, Julius W.Julius W. Ireland United States U.S. Marine Corps 5
Isaacson, Clayton M.Clayton M. Isaacson United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Jensen, Hayden M.Hayden M. Jensen United States U.S. Navy 5
Johnson, Evan M.Evan M. Johnson United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Johnson, Wallace R.Wallace R. Johnson United States U.S. Navy 5
Jones, Curran L.Curran L. Jones United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Jones, Frank C.Frank C. Jones United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5 (+ 5.5 ground)
Jones, Lynn F.Lynn F. Jones United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Jones, Warren L.Warren L. Jones United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Jorda, Joseph W.Joseph W. Jorda United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Julian, William M.William M. Julian United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Kendrick, CharlesCharles Kendrick United States U.S. Marine Corps 5
Kennedy, DanielDaniel Kennedy United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Kidwell, Robert H.Robert H. Kidwell United States U.S. Navy 5
Kimball, Melvin B.Melvin B. Kimball United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Kincaid, John R.John R. Kincaid United States U.S. Navy 5
King (USAF), Charles W.Charles W. King (USAF) United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
King, David L.David L. King United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Kirby, Marion F.Marion F. Kirby United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Kirkland, Lenton F.Lenton F. Kirkland United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Knapp, Robert H.Robert H. Knapp United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Knott, Carroll S.Carroll S. Knott United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Kopsel, Edward H.Edward H. Kopsel United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Kostic, William J.William J. Kostic United States U.S. Navy 5
Laird, Wayne W.Wayne W. Laird United States U.S. Marine Corps 5
Lamoreaux, William E.William E. Lamoreaux United States U.S. Navy 5
Lampe, Richard C.Richard C. Lampe United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Laney, WillisWillis Laney United States U.S. Navy 5
Langdon, Ned W.Ned W. Langdon United States U.S. Navy 5
Lanphier, Thomas G.Thomas G. Lanphier United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Lathrope, Franklin C.Franklin C. Lathrope United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Laughlin, Charles H.Charles H. Laughlin United States AVG 5
Laven, GeorgeGeorge Laven United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Lazear, Earl R.Earl R. Lazear United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Lee, Harold K.Harold K. Lee United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Lee, Richard J.Richard J. Lee United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Leikness, Marlow J.Marlow J. Leikness United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Lenfest, Charles W.Charles W. Lenfest United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Lenox Jr, JackJack Lenox Jr United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Leppla, John A.John A. Leppla United States U.S. Navy 5
Lewelling, Alfred B.Alfred B. Lewelling United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Liles, Brooks J.Brooks J. Liles United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5 (+ 4 in Korea)
Lillie, Hugh D.Hugh D. Lillie United States U.S. Navy 5
Little, James W.James W. Little United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5 (+ 1 in Korea)
London, Charles P.Charles P. London United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Lopez, DonaldDonald Lopez United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Loving, Jr., George G.George G. Loving, Jr. United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Luma, John F.John F. Luma United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Lutton, Lowell C.Lowell C. Lutton United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Mackay, John A.John A. Mackay United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Magoffin, Morton D.Morton D. Magoffin United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Mahon, KeithKeith Mahon United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Mankin, Jackson C.Jackson C. Mankin United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Mankin, Lee P.Lee P. Mankin United States U.S. Navy 5
March Jr, Harry A.Harry A. March Jr United States U.S. Navy 5
Mariotti, LuigiLuigi Mariotti Italy Regia Aeronautica 5
Marsh, Lester C.Lester C. Marsh United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Martin Jr, Albert E.Albert E. Martin Jr United States U.S. Navy 5
Martin, Kenneth R.Kenneth R. Martin United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Mason, Joseph L.Joseph L. Mason United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Mathis, William H.William H. Mathis United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Matte, Joseph Z.Joseph Z. Matte United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Maxwell, Chester K.Chester K. Maxwell United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Mayo, Benjamin I.Benjamin I. Mayo United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
McArthur, Paul G.Paul G. McArthur United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
McCartney Jr, Henry A.Henry A. McCartney Jr United States U.S. Marine Corps 5
McCudden, Leo B.Leo B. McCudden United States U.S. Navy 5
McDownough, William F.William F. McDownough United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
McElroy, James N.James N. McElroy United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5 (+ 6 ground)
McGinn, John L.John L. McGinn United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
McGinty, Selva E.Selva E. McGinty United States U.S. Marine Corps 5
McGuffin, Samuel E.Samuel E. McGuffin United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
McGuyrt, John W.John W. McGuyrt United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
McKinley, Donald J.Donald J. McKinley United States U.S. Navy 5
McMillan, George.George. McMillan United States AVG 5
MacMinn, Evan D.Evan D. MacMinn United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
McPherson, Donald M.Donald M. McPherson United States U.S. Navy 5
Merritt Jr, George L.George L. Merritt Jr United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5 (+ 6 ground)
Michaelis, Frederick H.Frederick H. Michaelis United States U.S. Navy 5
Miller, EverettEverett Miller United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Miller, Joseph E.Joseph E. Miller United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Milliken, Robert C.Robert C. Milliken United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Milton, CharlesCharles Milton United States U.S. Navy 5
Mitralexis, MarinosMarinos Mitralexis Greece Greek Air Force 5
Mollenhauer, Arthur P.Arthur P. Mollenhauer United States U.S. Navy 5
Monk, Franklin H.Franklin H. Monk United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Moore, Robert H.Robert H. Moore United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Morriss, Paul V.Paul V. Morriss United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Munson, Arthur H.Arthur H. Munson United States U.S. Navy 5
Myers, Jennings S.Jennings S. Myers United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Myshrall, Joseph R.Joseph R. Myshrall United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Nelson, Leslie D.Leslie D. Nelson United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Nelson, Robert J.Robert J. Nelson United States U.S. Navy 5
Nichols, Franklin A.Franklin A. Nichols United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Nollmeyer, Edward M.Edward M. Nollmeyer United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Novak, Marvin R.Marvin R. Novak United States U.S. Navy 5
Oberhansky, Jack G.Jack G. Oberhansky United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
O'Brien Jr, FrankFrank O'Brien Jr United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Olander, Edwin L.Edwin L. Olander United States U.S. Marine Corps 5
Olsen, Austin L.Austin L. Olsen United States U.S. Navy 5
Paul E. Olson United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Omiccioli, EnzoEnzo Omiccioli Italy Regia Aeronautica 5
O'Neill Jr, Eugene W.Eugene W. O'Neill Jr United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
O'Neill, Lawrence F.Lawrence F. O'Neill United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Osher, Ernest K.Ernest K. Osher United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Overcash, Robert J.Robert J. Overcash United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Overton Jr, Edward W.Edward W. Overton Jr United States U.S. Navy 5
Owens, Joel A.Joel A. Owens United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Paisley, Melvyn R.Melvyn R. Paisley United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Parham, Forrest F.Forrest F. Parham United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Paulk, EdselEdsel Paulk United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Perdomo, Oscar F.Oscar F. Perdomo United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Petach, JohnJohn Petach United States AVG 5 (all 5 AVG)
Petrosellini, CostantinoCostantino Petrosellini Italy Regia Aeronautica 5
Philips III, David P.David P. Philips III United States U.S. Navy 5
Phillips, Edward A.Edward A. Phillips United States U.S. Navy 5
Phillips, HydeHyde Phillips United States U.S. Marine Corps 5
Pool, Kenneth R.Kenneth R. Pool United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Popek, Edward S.Edward S. Popek United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Porter, Robert B.Robert B. Porter United States U.S. Marine Corps 5
Poske, George H.George H. Poske United States U.S. Marine Corps 5
Powell, Ernest A.Ernest A. Powell United States U.S. Marine Corps 5
Powers, MacArthurMacArthur Powers United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Price, Jack C.Jack C. Price United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Priest, Royce W.Royce W. Priest United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Pryor, Roger C.Roger C. Pryor United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Quigley, Donald L.Donald L. Quigley United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Raines, Robert J.Robert J. Raines United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5 (3 AVG)
Ramlo, Orvin H.Orvin H. Ramlo United States U.S. Marine Corps 5
Reese, WIlliam C.WIlliam C. Reese United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Reulet, Joseph E.Joseph E. Reulet United States U.S. Navy 5
Rhodes, Thomas W.Thomas W. Rhodes United States U.S. Navy 5
Rieger, Vincent A.Vincent A. Rieger United States U.S. Navy 5
Ritchey, AndrewAndrew Ritchey United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Roberts, Newell O.Newell O. Roberts United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Robinson, Leroy W.Leroy W. Robinson United States U.S. Navy 5
Robinson, Ross F.Ross F. Robinson United States U.S. Navy 5
Rose, FranklinFranklin Rose United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Rounds, Gerald L.Gerald L. Rounds United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Rudolph, Henry S.Henry S. Rudolph United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Rynne, William A.William A. Rynne United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Scarborough, Hartwell V.Hartwell V. Scarborough United States U.S. Marine Corps 5
Schank, Thomas D.Thomas D. Schank United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Schecter, Gordon E.Gordon E. Schecter United States U.S. Navy 5
Schell, John L.John L. Schell United States U.S. Navy 5
Scherer, RaymondRaymond Scherer United States U.S. Marine Corps 5
Schilke, James F.James F. Schilke United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Schriber, LouisLouis Schriber United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Schuh, Duerr H.Duerr H. Schuh United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Schultz, Robert B.Robert B. Schultz United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Sealey, Harry H.Harry H. Sealey United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Sears, Alexander F.Alexander F. Sears United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
See, Robert B.Robert B. See United States U.S. Marine Corps 5
Seganti, CarloCarlo Seganti Italy Regia Aeronautica 5
Seidman, Robert K.Robert K. Seidman United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Shields, Charles A.Charles A. Shields United States U.S. Navy 5
Sipes, Lester H.Lester H. Sipes United States U.S. Navy 5
Sistrunk, FrankFrank Sistrunk United States U.S. Navy 5
Smith, Jack R.Jack R. Smith United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Smith (USAF), Kenneth B.Kenneth B. Smith (USAF) United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Smith, Kenneth D.Kenneth D. Smith United States U.S. Navy 5
Smith (USAF), Paul A.Paul A. Smith (USAF) United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5 (incl 1 V-1 rocket)
Smith, Virgil H.Virgil H. Smith United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Sonner Jr, Irl V.Irl V. Sonner Jr United States U.S. Navy 5
Southerland, James J.James J. Southerland United States U.S. Navy 5
Spurgin, ArthurArthur Spurgin Australia Royal Australian Air Force 5
Spitler, Clyde P.Clyde P. Spitler United States U.S. Navy 5
Stangel, William J.William J. Stangel United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Stanley, Morris A.Morris A. Stanley United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Stebbins, Edgar E.Edgar E. Stebbins United States U.S. Navy 5
Stefanski, Edward J.Edward J. Stefanski United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Stehle, Raymond D.Raymond D. Stehle United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Stone, Carl V.Carl V. Stone United States U.S. Navy 5
Strange, Johnnie C.Johnnie C. Strange United States U.S. Navy 5
Suehr, Richard C.Richard C. Suehr United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Sullivan, Charles P.Charles P. Sullivan United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Sutcliffe, Robert C.Robert C. Sutcliffe United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Sutherland, John F.John F. Sutherland United States U.S. Navy 5
Swinburne Jr., John F.John F. Swinburne Jr. United States U.S. Navy 5
Sykes, William J.William J. Sykes United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5 (+ 5 ground)
Synar, StanleyStanley Synar United States U.S. Marine Corps 5
Taylor, Oliver B.Oliver B. Taylor United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Taylor (USN), William W.William W. Taylor (USN) United States U.S. Navy 5
Thompson, Robert D.Robert D. Thompson United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Tierney, Robert E.Robert E. Tierney United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5 (incl 1 V-1 rocket)
Tilley, John A.John A. Tilley United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Toaspern, Edward W.Edward W. Toaspern United States U.S. Navy 5
Topliff, John W.John W. Topliff United States U.S. Navy 5
Tordoff, Harrison B.Harrison B. Tordoff United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Torkelson, Ross E.Ross E. Torkelson United States U.S. Navy 5
Townsend, Eugene P.Eugene P. Townsend United States U.S. Navy 5
Troxell, Clifton H.Clifton H. Troxell United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Van Der Linden, Peter J.Peter J. Van Der Linden United States U.S. Navy 5
Van Dyke, Rudolph D.Rudolph D. Van Dyke United States U.S. Navy 5
Vaught Jr., Robert H.Robert H. Vaught Jr. United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Vogt, John E.John E. Vogt United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Waggoner, Horace Q.Horace Q. Waggoner United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5 (+ 7.5 ground)
Walker Jr., Walter B.Walter B. Walker Jr. United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Ward, Lyttleton T.Lyttleton T. Ward United States U.S. Navy 5
Warren, Jack R.Jack R. Warren United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Watson, Ralph J.Ralph J. Watson United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Wheatherford, Sidney W.Sidney W. Wheatherford United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Webb, Willard J.Willard J. Webb United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Weissenberger, Gregory J.Gregory J. Weissenberger United States U.S. Marine Corps 5
Welch, Darrell G.Darrell G. Welch United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Welles, Albert P.Albert P. Welles United States U.S. Marine Corps 5
West, Robert G.Robert G. West United States U.S. Navy 5
White, Harry S.Harry S. White United States U.S. Navy 5
White (USAF), John H.John H. White (USAF) United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Wilhelm, David C.David C. Wilhelm United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Wilkins, Paul H.Paul H. Wilkins United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Wilson, William F.William F. Wilson United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Williams, Russell D.Russell D. Williams United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Winston, Robert A.Robert A. Winston United States U.S. Navy 5
Wire, Ralph L.Ralph L. Wire United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Wiseman, Lee V.Lee V. Wiseman United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Wolford, John L.John L. Wolford United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Wrenn, George L.George L. Wrenn United States U.S. Navy 5
Wright, Max J.Max J. Wright United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Wynn, Vasseure F.Vasseure F. Wynn United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5 (incl 2.5 with RAF)
Yaeger Jr., Robert R.Robert R. Yaeger Jr. United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
York, Robert M.Robert M. York United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5
Yunck, Michael R.Michael R. Yunck United States U.S. Marine Corps 5
Archer, LeeLee Archer United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5 (Only African American ace.)

References[edit]

Footnotes
  • a Raymond Toliver and Trevor Constable list Rudolf Müller with 101 aerial victories while Mike Spick lists him with 94.[8][9]
Citations
  1. ^ Holmes p. 314
  2. ^ Massimello and Apostolo pp. 86-87
  3. ^ Morgan and Weal 1998, p. 64.
  4. ^ Rajlich and Boshniakov 2004, p. ?.
  5. ^ Swedes at War: Willing Warriors of a Neutral Nation, 1914-1945 , author Lars Gyllenhaal and Lennart Westberg (2010) ISBN 978-0-9777563-1-5
  6. ^ Seidl p. 324
  7. ^ The Free Lance-Star Obituary 2 November 2007, p. B4.
  8. ^ Toliver and Constable 1998, p. 389.
  9. ^ 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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