List of Gulf War pilots by victories

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The following is a list of air force pilots of the Gulf War by number of aerial victories.

List of Air-Air Victories[edit]

Name Country Service Aircraft Flown Victories Notes
Thomas Dietz[1] United States United States Air Force F-15C 3
Robert Hehemann[2] United States United States Air Force F-15C 3 Nearly scored two more kills in another air battle which would have made him the war's only "ace".
Cesar Rodriguez[3] United States United States Air Force F-15C 2 Rodriguez would go on to score another air-air kill in 1999 over Yugoslavia.
Rhory Draeger [4] United States United States Air Force F-15C 2
Robert Greater [5][4] United States United States Air Force F-15C 2 His second credit was maneuvered into the ground by an unarmed American EF-111. Greater received credit for the kill as he was giving chase to the Iraqi fighter jet at the time.
Jay Denney[4][6] United States United States Air Force F-15C 2
Anthony Murphy[4][6] United States United States Air Force F-15C 2
Benjamin Powell[4][6] United States United States Air Force F-15C 2
Iyad Al-Shamrani[7] Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Air Force F-15C 2 Shot down two Iraqi Mirage F1s who were attempting to bomb a Saudi oil refinery. Was the first coalition pilot to shoot down multiple aircraft.
Mark Fox[4][6] United States United States Navy F/A-18 1
Stuart Broce[8] United States United States Navy F-14 1
Daniel Bakke[4][6][9] United States United States Air Force F-15E 1 Captain Daniel Bakke was the Weapon System Officer for Captain Richard Bennett's kill.
Richard Bennett[4][6][9] United States United States Air Force F-15E 1 Only known instance in history of one aircraft purposefully bombing another aircraft in mid-air.
John Donesky[6] United States United States Air Force F-15C 1
John Kelk[4][6] United States United States Air Force F-15C 1
Charles Magill[4][6] United States United States Marines[10] F-15C 1
Greg Masters[4][6] United States United States Air Force F-15C 1
Ronald McElcraft[8] United States United States Navy F-14 1 Commander Ron McElcraft was credited with a kill as the Radar intercept officer for LT. Stuart Broce's kill.
Nicholas Mongillo[4][6] United States United States Navy F/A-18 1
Rick Parsons[4][6] United States United States Air Force F-15C 1
Lawrence Pitts[4][6] United States United States Air Force F-15C 1
David Prather[4][6] United States United States Air Force F-15C 1
David Rose[4][6] United States United States Air Force F-15C 1
Anthony Schiavi[4][6] United States United States Air Force F-15C 1
Tod Sheehy[4][6] United States United States Air Force A-10A 1
Robert Swain[11] United States United States Air Force A-10 1 Captain Robert Swain attained his aerial victory in an A-10 Warthog, a close air support aircraft that was not designed for aerial combat. It was the first of two air-air victories of that aircraft type.[12]
Steven Tate[4][6] United States United States Air Force F-15C 1
Richard Tollini[4][6] United States United States Air Force F-15C 1
Craig Underhill[4][6] United States United States Air Force F-15C 1
Donald Watrous[4][6] United States United States Air Force F-15C 1
Jameel Sayhood[13] Iraq Iraqi Republic Air Force MiG-29 1 Was shot down by Cesar Rodriguez in a dogfight later.
Zuhair Dawood[14] Iraq Iraqi Republic Air Force MiG-25 1 Credited with dowing Commander Michael Speicher, in the US's first combat loss of the war.
Nafie Al-Jubouri[15] Iraq Iraqi Republic Air Force Dassault Mirage F1 1 Credited with an aerial maneuvering kill of an EF-111 that crashed into the ground while attempting to evade a missile fired by Al-Jubouri.[15][16]
Stephen Dingee[17] United States United States Air Force F-15C 0.5 Captain Stephen Dingee and Captain Mark McKenzie shared a kill of a Mi-8 helicopter.[17]
Mark McKenzie[17] United States United States Air Force F-15C 0.5 Captain Stephen Dingee and Captain Mark McKenzie shared a kill of a Mi-8 helicopter.[17]

Unofficial Kills[edit]

Name Country Service Aircraft Flown Victories Notes
James Denton[18][19] United States United States Air Force EF-111 1 Unarmed and unofficial maneuvering kill.

Captain James Denton was the pilot of an unarmed EF-111 when he came under attack from an Iraqi Mirage F1 fighter. After evading several missiles fired at them, Denton managed to goad the Iraqi pilot into low altitude maneuvering whereupon the Iraqi fighter crashed.[20] Denton and his electronic warfare officer Captain Brent Brandon were both awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for their achievement. [21] The credit for the kill however went to Captain Robert Greater who was giving chase to the Iraqi fighter as it crashed.

See also[edit]

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