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, whereas of the 31 South African Air Force flying aces, only one has been mentioned.

Flying aces[edit]

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Name 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 Became Inspekteur der Luftwaffe of the Luftwaffe der Bundeswehr(West Germany Air Force).
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 Spanish Civil War)
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
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
Molders, WernerWerner Mölders  Germany Luftwaffe 101 (+14 in Spanish Civil War) (First pilot to reach 100 victories)
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) (He himself claimed 126 victories.)
Muller, RudolfRudolf Müller  Germany Luftwaffe 94 (101)[a]
Resch, RudolfRudolf Resch  Germany Luftwaffe 93 (+1 in Spanish Civil War)
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
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 Second Sino-Japanese War) (Claimed 200+ victories), some sources claim Tetsuzo Iwamoto was the top scoring Japanese ace of World War 2.
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 Spanish Civil War)
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 (+40 shared)
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
Shestakov, LevLev Shestakov  Soviet Union Soviet Air Force 65 (Including 39 in Spanish Civil War) (Because he had no more than 26 victories in WWII, Kozhedub is considered the best Allied Ace)
Kozhedub, IvanIvan Kozhedub  Soviet Union Soviet Air Force 64 (There is no evidence supporting that Kozhedub also downed two USAAF P-51s in 1945) The highest-scoring Allied fighter pilot in WWII (Regardless of the Spanish Civil War)
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
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)
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
Pokryshkin, Aleksandr IvanovichAleksandr Ivanovich Pokryshkin  Soviet Union Soviet Air Force 59 (+8 unreported until 08.13.1941)
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
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
Trautloft, HannesHannes Trautloft  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
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
Milu, IonIon Milu  Romania Royal Romanian Air Force 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 Spanish Civil War) (+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 Africa Royal Air Force 40 (Top Gloster Gladiator Ace, possibly 50+ victories)
Hujita, IyozoIyozo Hujita  Japan Imperial Japanese Navy 39
von Bonin, Eckart-WilhelmEckart-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  United Kingdom 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
Nishizawa, HiroyoshiHiroyoshi Nishizawa  Japan Imperial Japanese Navy 36 It is possible that Nishizawa was the most successful Japanese fighter ace of the war; he personally claimed to have had 87 aerial victories ana shared 429 at the time of his death. Some sources credit Nishizawa with between 100-150 victories
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)
Ota, ToshioToshio Ota  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 Slovak Republic 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 Spanish Civil War)
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 (Top Hungarian Ace)
Sultan, Amet-HanAmet-Han Sultan  Soviet Union Soviet Air Force 30 (+19 shared)
Vale, WilliamWilliam Vale  United Kingdom Royal Air Force 30 (+6 shared)
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 Spanish Civil War)
Tuck, Robert Roland StanfordRobert Roland Stanford Tuck  United Kingdom Royal Air Force 30
Szentgyörgyi, DezsőDezső Szentgyörgyi Hungary Hungarian Air Force 29
Braham, BobBob Braham  United Kingdom 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 Slovak Republic 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  United Kingdom Royal Air Force 28
Gabreski, Francis "Gabby"Francis "Gabby" Gabreski  United States U.S. Army Air Forces 28 (+6½ in Korea) (+2½ ground kills)
Boyington, Gregory "Pappy"Gregory "Pappy" Boyington  United States U.S. Marine Corps 28 (Top U.S. Marine Ace; 6 with AVG)[1]
Sakai, SaburōSaburō Sakai  Japan Imperial Japanese Navy 28 (including shared) (Claimed 64 victories)
Gray, Colin FalklandColin Falkland Gray New Zealand Royal Air Force 27½
Duke, NevilleNeville Duke  United Kingdom Royal Air Force 27
Beckmann, KarlKarl Beckmann  Germany Luftwaffe 27
Clade, EmilEmil Clade  Germany Luftwaffe 27
Rozariu, ConstantinConstantin Rozariu  Romania Royal Romanian Air Force 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 (+5 ground kills)
Lock, EricEric Lock  United Kingdom Royal Air Force 26½
Ogiya, NobuoNobuo Ogiya  Japan Imperial Japanese Navy 26
Gerthoffer, JánJán Gerthoffer Slovak Republic 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, RussellRussell 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 Spanish Civil War)
Hanson, Robert M.Robert M. Hanson  United States U.S. Marine Corps 25
Safonov, BorisBoris Safonov  Soviet Union Soviet Naval Aviation 25 (+14 shared)
Kanno, NaoshiNaoshi Kanno  Japan Imperial Japanese Navy 25
Carey, Frank ReginaldFrank Reginald Carey  United Kingdom Royal Air Force 25
Meyer, John C.John C. Meyer  United States U.S. Army Air Forces 24 (+2 in Korea) (+13 ground kills)
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  United Kingdom 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 ground kills)
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
Mucenica, IonIon Mucenica  Romania Royal Romanian Air Force 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  United Kingdom 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, BranseBranse Burbridge  United Kingdom Royal Air Force 21 (top RAF night fighter ace)
McKellar, ArchieArchie McKellar  United Kingdom Royal Air Force 21 (Battle of Britain fighter ace)
Demozay, JeanJean Demozay France Royal Air Force 21
Lucchini, FrancoFranco Lucchini  Italy Regia Aeronautica 21 (+6 in 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 Spanish Civil War)
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  United Kingdom 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, Robert B.Robert B. Westbrook  United States U.S. Army Air Forces 20
Chirvasuta, CristeaCristea Chirvasuta  Romania Royal Romanian Air Force 20
Allard, GeoffreyGeoffrey Allard  United Kingdom 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)
Dutton, RoyRoy Dutton  United Kingdom Royal Air Force 19
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  United Kingdom Royal Air Force 19 (Mainly as nightfighter)
Duncan, Glenn E.Glenn E. Duncan  United States U.S. Army Air Forces 19 (+7.8 ground kills)
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 (Romanian origin)
Teromaa, ErikErik Teromaa  Finland Finnish Air Force 19
Lungulescu, ConstantinConstantin Lungulescu  Romania Royal Romanian Air Force 19
Skalski, StanisławStanisław Skalski Poland 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 kills)
Eagleson, Glenn T.Glenn T. Eagleson  United States U.S. Army Air Forces 18½ (+2 in Korea) (+5 ground kills)
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 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 kills)
Huotari, JoukoJouko Huotari  Finland Finnish Air Force 17½
Thornell, John F.John F. Thornell  United States U.S. Army Air Forces 17¼ (+2 ground kills)
Brown, Henry W.Henry W. Brown  United States U.S. Army Air Forces 17.2 (+14½ ground kills)
Božík, RudolfRudolf Božík Slovak Republic 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 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 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  United Kingdom 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 kills)
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 kill)
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 kills; top biplane Ace of WWII.)
Gavriliu, VasileVasile Gavriliu  Romania Royal Romanian Air Force 16
Harries, RaymondRaymond Harries  United Kingdom Royal Air Force 15 +3 shared
Mason, ErnestErnest Mason  United Kingdom 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 kills)
Whisner, Jr., William T.William T. Whisner, Jr.  United States U.S. Army Air Forces 15½ (+5½ in Korea) (+3½ ground kills)
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 Slovak Republic 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  United Kingdom 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 kills)
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
Vizanti, DanDan Vizanti  Romania Royal Romanian Air Force 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 (3 with RAF)
Landers, John D.John D. Landers  United States U.S. Army Air Forces 14½ (+20 ground kills)
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 New Zealand Royal New Zealand Air Force 14½
Brown, HenryHenry Brown  United States U.S. Army Air Force 14½ (+14.5 ground kills)
Scherf, CharlesCharles Scherf  Australia Royal Australian Air Force 14½ (+9 ground kills)
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 Slovak Republic Slovak Air Force 14
Carr, Bruce W.Bruce W. Carr  United States U.S. Army Air Forces 14 (+10 ground kills)
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 kills)
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 kills)
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 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 kills)
Moran, Glennon T.Glennon T. Moran  United States U.S. Army Air Forces 13 (+3 ground kills)
Neale (pilot), RobertRobert Neale (pilot)  United States AVG 13 (+2½ ground kills)
Olds, RobinRobin Olds  United States U.S. Army Air Forces 13 (+4 in Vietnam) (+11 ground kills)
O'Meara, JamesJames O'Meara  United Kingdom 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  United Kingdom Royal Air Force 13
Williamson, Felix D.Felix D. Williamson  United States U.S. Army Air Forces 13
Vinca, TiberiuTiberiu Vinca  Romania Royal Romanian Air Force 13
Maga, IoanIoan Maga  Romania Royal Romanian Air Force 13
Pietrzak, HenrykHenryk Pietrzak Poland Poland Polish Air Force/Royal Air Force 12½
Aaltonen, LasseLasse Aaltonen  Finland Finnish Air Force 12½
Thorn, Edward RowlandEdward Rowland Thorn Template:Country data United Kingdowm Royal 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 in 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 kill)
Brown, Quince L.Quince L. Brown  United States U.S. Army Air Forces 12⅓ (+2 ground kills)
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 Poland Polish Air Force/Royal Air Force 12
Dundas, JohnJohn Dundas  United Kingdom Royal Air Force 12
Freeborn, JohnJohn Freeborn  United Kingdom Royal Air Force 12
Stauder, JozefJozef Štauder Slovak Republic Slovak Air Force 12 (13?)
Zeleňák, PavolPavol Zeleňák Slovak Republic 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 Slovak Republic 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 kills)
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 kills)
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 kills)
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 kills)
Sanson, AttilioAttilio Sanson  Italy Regia Aeronautica 12
Schreiber, LeRoy A.LeRoy A. Schreiber  United States U.S. Army Air Forces 12 (+2 ground kills)
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?) (+2 V-1's)
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 kills)
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 kills)
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 kills)
Hovde, William J.William J. Hovde  United States U.S. Army Air Forces 11½ (+1 in Korea) (+2 ground kills)
Kirla, Jr., John A.John A. Kirla, Jr.  United States U.S. Army Air Forces 11½ (+½ ground kill)
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 (Top Chinese Ace)
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 kills)
DeLong, Philip C.Philip C. DeLong  United States U.S. Marine Corps 11.2 (+2 in 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
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 in 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
Meroney, Virgil K.Virgil K. Meroney  United States U.S. Army Air Forces 10
Vejtasa, Stanley W.Stanley W. Vejtasa  United States U.S. Navy 11
Veronesi, MarioMario Veronesi  Italy Regia Aeronautica 11
Malacescu, IoanIoan Malacescu  Romania Royal Romanian Air Force 11
Zabava, TeodorTeodor Zabava  Romania Royal Romanian Air Force 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 kills)
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 kill)
Erkinheimo, NiiloNiilo Erkinheimo  Finland Finnish Air Force 10½
Hovde, William J.William J. Hovde  United States U.S. Army Air Forces 10½ (+4 in Korea) (+2 ground kills)
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 kills)
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 kills)
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 kills)
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
Boyd, ArchieArchie Boyd  United Kingdom Royal Air Force 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 kills)
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 Czechoslovakia 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 Spanish Civil War)
Visconti, AdrianoAdriano Visconti  Italy Regia Aeronautica 10
Westermark, Robert V.Robert V. Westermark  United States U.S. Army Air Forces 10
Dobran, IonIon Dobran  Romania Royal Romanian Air Force 10
Polizu-Micsunesti, NicolaeNicolae Polizu-Micsunesti  Romania Royal Romanian Air Force 10
Ilie, DumitruDumitru Ilie  Romania Royal Romanian Air Force 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 kills)
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 kills)
Gabszewicz, AleksanderAleksander Gabszewicz Poland Poland Polish Air Force/Royal Air Force 9 ½
Maciejowski, MichałMichał Maciejowski Poland 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 kill)
Coats, Robert C.Robert C. Coats  United States U.S. Navy 9 ⅓
Ferić, MirosławMirosław Ferić Poland Poland Polish Air Force/Royal Air Force 9 ⅓
Szczęsny, HenrykHenryk Szczęsny Poland 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 kills)
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 kills)
Chudek, AleksanderAleksander Chudek Poland Poland Polish Air Force/Royal Air Force 9
Annoni, EmanueleEmanuele Annoni  Italy Regia Aeronautica 9
Falkowski, JanJan Falkowski Poland 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 kills)
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
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 kills)
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 kills)
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 kills)
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
Williams, Norman. FNorman. F Williams  Australia Royal Australian Air Force 9 (The only non-fighter Ace of WWII)
Wolfe, Judge E.Judge E. Wolfe  United States U.S. Army Air Forces 9
Popescu Ciocanel, GheorgheGheorghe Popescu Ciocanel  Romania Royal Romanian Air Force 9
Greceanu, StefanStefan Greceanu  Romania Royal Romanian Air Force 9
Cocebas, GheorgheGheorghe Cocebas  Romania Royal Romanian Air Force 9
Radulescu, AndreiAndrei Radulescu  Romania Royal Romanian Air Force 9
Watts, Charles E.Charles E. Watts  United States U.S. Navy 8.75
Henneberg, ZdzisławZdzisław Henneberg Poland Poland Polish Air Force
Brzeski, StanisławStanisław Brzeski Poland Poland Polish Air Force/Royal Air Force
Król, WacławWacław Król Poland 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 kills)
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 kills)
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 kills)
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 Poland Polish Air Force/Royal Air Force 8⅓
Szaposznikow, EugeniuszEugeniusz Szaposznikow Poland Poland Polish Air Force/Royal Air Force 8⅓
Drummond, John FraserJohn Fraser Drummond  United Kingdom 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 kills)
Pietrasiak, AdolfAdolf Pietrasiak Poland 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 kills)
Elder, John L.John L. Elder  United States U.S. Army Air Forces 8 (+13 ground kills)
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 kills)
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