Major Yohei Hinoki, ace of the 64th Sentai, here with his Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa (“Peregrine Falcon”). Over the course of his Army Air Force career, Hinoki flew over Malaya, Singapore, China, Burma, and over the home islands leading up to the end of the war
Manfred von Richthofen (1892 – 1918), also widely known as the Red Baron, was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte) during World War I. He is considered the top ace of that war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories.
Robert Cummings-He was taught to fly by his godfather Orville Wright. He was the first official flight instructor in the U.S.he was in the Army Air Corps in WW2. After the war, he served as a pilot in the Air Force Reserve
Despite being dressed in a summer suit, the “Flower of the Youth Flyers” is inexplicably wearing a winter flying helmet. The bandaged left hand is a result from his 8 October 1944 combat with US Navy Hellcats.