American fighter pilot Major Richard Bong after awarding the “Medal of Honor”

Major Richard Bong

Major Richard Ira “Dick” Bong – the most productive American fighter pilot WWII. During the war in the Pacific he won 40 victories. He flew on the fighters P-40 and P-38. He was awarded the Medal of Honor of the US Congress, Cross for outstanding services, Silver Star. Richard Bong died on August 6, 1945, when he tested the new F-80 jet aircraft “Shooting Star”.

 

 

Location: United States
Date: 1944

In : 1944

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