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Aces
The men and women in the following are aces from both Axis and Allied Air Forces.
Some of these pilots "racked up" impressive scores of enemy aircraft, and made a name for themselves in combat aviation history. These men and women are legends!

    (Erich Hartmann - Germany's top scoring ace)


Belgian aces
Yvan Georges du Monceau de Bergandel
8
Charles Detal+
7
Jean Offenberg+
7
Victor Ortmanns
7
Jacques Philipart+
7
Remy Van Lallemant
6
Daniel Le Roy du Vivier
6
Andre Plisnier
6
Lucien Boussa
5



Bulgarian aces
Cudomir Toplodolski
8
Marin Cvetkov+
8
Stojan Stojanov
6




Chinese aces
Li Kwei-Tan
12
Liu Tsui-Kan
11
Lo Chu
11
Chen Jui-tien
6
Chow Ting-fong
6
Huang Shing-Yui
6
Kwang Hsin-Jui
6
Liu Chung-Wu
6
Chu Chin-hsun
5
Hwang Pei-yang
5



Croatian aces
Mato Dukovac
40
Cvitan Galic+
38
Dragutin Ivanic
18
Ivan Jergovic
16
Ljudevit Bencetic
16
Stjepan Boskic
13
Franjo Dzal
13
Zlatko Stipcic+
12
Josip Hellebrant
12



Czech aces
Karel Kuttelwascher
18
Josef František+
17
Otto Smik+
10
Miloslav Mansfeld
9
Alois Vašátko+
7
František Peøina
7
Leopold Šrom
6
Otmar Kuèera
6
Stanislav Fejfar+
6
Josef Stehlík
5
Josef Dygrýn-Ligotick+
5
Ladislav Bobek
5
Bohumil Fürst
5
Jiøí Kuèera
5


Danish aces
Kaj Birksted
11



Finnish aces
Eino Juutilainen
94
Hans Wind
78
Eino Luukkanen
56
Urho Lehtovaara
44
Oiva Tuominen
44
Risto Puhakka
42
Olavi Puro
36
Nils Katajainen
35
Lauri Nissinen+
32
Kyösti Karhila
32


French aces
Pierre Closterman
33
Marcel Albert
23
Jean Demozay-Morlaix+
19
Pierre Le Gloan+
18
Louis Delfino
16
Edmond Marin la Mesleé+
16
Jacques André
16
Roland De La Poype
16
Albert Littolff+
15
Michel Dorance
14



German aces


  "It's as if an angel is pushing you..."
Gen. Adolf Galland's comment after flying the Me- 262.
Erich Hartmann
352
Gerhard Barkhorn
301
Günther Rall
275

                                       
                                      (Günther Rall )




                                          
                                                               (Hans-Joachim Marseille)



                                     
                                                    (Adolph Galland)


                                        
                                         (Horst   Petzschler)



Otto Kittel+


































































267
Walter Nowotny+
258
Wilhlem Batz
237
Erich Rudorffer
224
Heinz Bär
221
Hermann Graf
212
Heinrich Ehrler+
208
Theodor Weissenberger
208
Hans Philipp+
206
Walter Schuck
206
Anton Hafner
204
Helmut Lipfert
203
Walter Krupinski
197
Anton Hackl
192
Joachim Brendel
189
Max Stotz+
189
Joachim Kirschner+
188
Kurt Brändle
180
Günther Josten
178
Johannes Steinhoff
178
Ernst-Wilhelm Reinert
174
Günther Schack
174
Emil Lang+
173
Heinz Schmidt+
173
Horst Ademeit+
166
Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke+
162
Hans-Joachim Marseille+
158
Heinrich Sturm+
158
Gerhard Thyben
157
Hans Beisswenger+
152
Peter Düttmann
152
Gordon Gollob
150
Fritz Tegtmeier
146
Albin Wolf+
144
Kurt Tanzer
143
Friedrich-Karl Müller+
140
Karl Gratz
138
Heinrich Setz+
138
Rudolf Trenkel
138
Walter Wolfrum
137
Horst-Günther von Fassong+
136
Otto Fönnekold+
136
Karl-Heinz Weber+
136
Joachim Muencheberg+
135
Hans Waldmann+
134
Alfred Grislawski
133
Franz Schall+
133
Johannes Wiese
133
Adolf Borchers
132
Adolf Dickfeld
132
Erwin Clausen+
132
Wilhelm Lemke+
131
Gerhard Hoffmann+
130
Franz Eisenach
129
Walther Dahl
129
Heinrich Sterr+
129
Franz Dörr
128
Rudolf Rademacher
126
Josef Zwernemann+
126
Dietrich Hrabak
125
Wolf Ettel+
124
Herbert Ihlefeld
123
Wolfgang Tonne+
122
Heinz Marquardt
121
Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer
121
                                                
                                               (Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer )


Robert Weiss+
















121
Erich Leie+
121
Friedrich Obleser
120
Franz-Josef Beerenbrock
117
Hans-Joachim Birkner+
117
Jakob Norz+
117
Walter Oesau+
117
Heinz Wernicke+
117
August Lambert+
116
Wilhelm Crinius
114
Werner Schroer
114
Hans Dammers+
113
Berthold Korts+
113
Helmut Lent+
113
                                                       
                                                                                 (Helmut Lent)


Kurt Bühligen













112
Kurt Ubben+
110
Franz Woidich
110
Reinhard Seiler
109
Emil Bitsch+
108
Hans Hahn
108
Bernhard Vechtel
108
Viktor Bauer
106
Werner Lucas+
106
Günther Lützow+
105
Eberhard von Boremski
104
Heinz Sachsenberg
104
Adolf Galland
103
Hartmann Grasser
103
Siegfried Freytag
102
Friedrich Geisshardt+
102
Egon Mayer+
102
Max-Hellmuth Ostermann+
102
Josef Wurmheller+
102
Rudolf Miethig+
101
Werner Mölders+
101
Josef Priller
101
Ulrich Wernitz
101


Hungarian aces
Dezsõ Szentgyörgyi
34
György Debrõdy
26
Lajos Tóth
26
László Molnár+
23
Miklós Kenyeres
18
Ferenc Málnássy+
14
László Pottyondy
13
István Fabian
13
Kálmán Nánasi+
12
József Malik
11


Italian aces
Adriano Visconti+
26
Teresio Martinoli+
23
Franco Lucchini+
21
Leonardo Ferrulli+
21
Mario Visentini+
20
Franco Bisleri
19
Luigi Gorrini
19
Furio Lauri
18
Ugo Drago
16
Germano La Ferla
13


Japanese aces
Hiroyoshi Nishizawa+
87
Tetsuzo Iwamoto
80
Shoychi Sugita+
70
Saburo Sakai
64
Hiromishi Shinohara+
58
Takeo Okumura+
54
Satoshi Anabuki
51
Isamu Sasaki
38
Micuyoshi Tarui+
38
Toshiyo Ota+
34
Kazuo Sugino
32
Yashiki Kuroe
30
Shizuko Ishi+
29
Kaneyoshi Muto+
28
Chiyoshi Saito
28
Kenji Shimada+
28
Sadaaki Akamatsu
27
Isamu Hosono+
27
Yunishi Sasai+
27
Rikia Shibata+
27
Goychi Sumino+
27
Moricugu Kanai
26
Hidenori Macunaga
26
Shogo Saito+
26
Goro Furugori+
25


Norwegian aces
Svein Heglund
15
Helmer Grundt-Spang
11
Werner Christie
10
Marius Eriksen
9
Martin Gran
9
Nils Jörstad
7
Frederick Fearnley+
7
Rolf Arne Berg
6
Helge Mehre
6
Arne Austeen
6


Polish aces
Stanislaw Skalski
22
Witold Urbanowicz
18
Eugeniusz Horbaczewski+
16
Boleslaw Gladych
14
Jan Zumbach
12
Marian Pisarek+
11


Romanian aces
Prince Constantine Cantacuzene
60
Alexander Serbanescu+
53
Ion Milu
18
Florian Budu
16
Ion Di Cezare
5


Slovak aces
Ján Rezòák
32
Izidor Kovarik+
29
Ján Gerthoffer
27
Štefan Martiš
19
František Cyprich
18
Rudolf Božík
17
Štefan Ocvirk
10
Jozef Štauder
10
Anton Matušek
10
Vladimír Kriško
9


Soviet aces
Ivan Kozhedub
62
Alexandr Pokryshkin
59
Nikolay Gulaev
57
Grigoriy Rechkalov
56
Kirill Yevstigneev
53
Dmitriy Glinka
50
Arseniy Vorozheykin
46
Nikolay Skomorokhov
46
Alexandr Koldunov
46
Nikolay Krasnov
44
Georgiy Kostylyov
43
Sergey Morgunov
43
Vitaliy Popkov
41



Spanish aces
Gonzalo Hevia Alvarez de Quiñones
12
Mariano Cuadra Medina
10
José Ramon Gavilan Ponce de León
9
Fernando Sanchez Arjona y Courtoy
9
Angel Salaz Larrazabal
7
Vicente Aldecoa Lecanda
7
Dámaso Arango López
7
Luis Azqueta Brunet
6
Manuel Sánchez-Tabernero de Prada
6
Lorenzo Lucas Fernández Peña
6



British and Commonwealth aces
Marmaduke Pattle+ (South Africa)
51
James Johnson
38
Brendan Finucane+
32
Adolphus Malan (South Africa)
32
George Beurling (Canada)
31
William Vale
31
Clive Caldwell (Australia)
29
John Braham
29
Robert Tuck
29
James Lacey
28
Neville Duke
28
Collin Gray (New Zealand)
28
Eric Lock+
26
Billy Drake
25
Geoffrey Allard+
24
Jacobus LeRoux+ (South Africa)
23
Douglas Bader
23
                                       
                                                   (Douglas Bader)


Donald Kingaby



















23
Robert Boy
23
Michael Crossley
22
Vincent Woodward (Canada)
22
William Crawford-Compton (New Zealand)
22
Alan Deere (New Zealand)
22
Raymond Hesselyn (New Zealand)
22
Evan Mackie (New Zealand)
22



American aces
Richard Bong
40
Thomas McGuire+
38
David McCampbell
34
Gregory Boyington
28
Francis Gabreski
28
Robert Johnson
28
Charles MacDonald
27
Joseph Foss
26

                
 (Joe Foss)


(Gabby Gabreski)


George Preddy+




















































26
Robert Hanson+
25
Lance Wade+
25
Cecil Harris
24
John Meyer
24
Eugene Valencia
23
Raymond Wetmore
23
David Schilling
23
Gerald Johnson+
22
Noel Kearby+
22
Jay Robbins
22
Dominic Gentile
22
Fred Joseph Christensen
22
Keneth Walsh
21
John Voll
21
Donald Aldrich
20
Thomas Lynch+
20
My home state of Wisconsin gave birth to top scoring ace Richard Bong, who was born in Poplar, Wi
(Richard Ira Bong in a P-38G Lockheed Lightning on 6 March 1943)