Guy Bordelon

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Guy Bordelon

Guy P. Bordelon (February 1, 1922 – December 19, 2002) was a United States Navy flying ace during the Korean War, shooting down five enemy aircraft in the war. Bordelon was the only US Navy aviator to become an ace in the war.[1][2]

Lieutenant Guy Bordelon, the leader of VC-3 Det D (Detachment D) off USS Princeton (CV-37), become the Navy's only ace in the Korean War; in addition being the only American ace in Korea that used a piston engined aircraft, the F4U Corsair.[3] Bordelon, nicknamed "Lucky Pierre", was credited with three Lavochkin La-9s or La-11s, and two Yak-18s between 29 June and 16/17 July 1952.[4]

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  1. ^ Varhola 2000, p. 42
  2. ^ Gurney 1958, p. 248
  3. ^ Tillman, Barrett (1979). Corsair : the F4U in World War II and Korea. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. pp. 174–175. ISBN 978-1557509949. 
  4. ^ Thompson, Warren (2009). F4U Corsair units of the Korean war. Oxford: Osprey. pp. 66, 85–86, 90. ISBN 978-1846034114.