Photos: Richard Bong remembered as America's top war pilot
America's top war pilot: Richard Ira "Dick" Bong was a fighter pilot and a recipient of the Medal of Honor in the U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) during WW2. He was the USA's highest-scoring air ace. While flying his P-38 Lightning, Bong shot down at least 40 Japanese aircraft.
Portrait of 280843, Squadron Leader Clive Gardiner Tolhurst, of Adelaide, SA, Commanding Officer of 75 Squadron, RAAF, standing with his P40 Kittyhawk with the nose art depicting 'Hep Cat'. Netherlands East Indies: Halmahera Islands, Morotai. March 1945.
Lockheed P-38 Lightning "Little Buckaroo" P-38J-25-LO Lightning s/n 44-23677 392nd FS, 367th FG, 9th AF Assigned to Maj. Robert C. "Buck" Rogers (Squadron Commanding Officer) Taken on October 12,1944 at Clastres,France (A-71).