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.

Flying aces[edit]

Günther Rall
Erich Rudorffer
Hans-Joachim Marseille
Werner Mölders
Adolf Galland
Ilmari Juutilainen, the highest scoring non-German ace.
Hiroyoshi Nishizawa, the highest scoring Japanese ace.
Ivan Kozhedub, top Allied and Soviet ace of WWII.
Mato Dukovac, highest scoring Croatian ace.
Richard Bong, the highest scoring U.S. ace.
Lydia Litvak, top female ace of WWII.
CountryServiceWWII Aerial VictoriesOther VictoriesNotes
Hartmann, Erich "Bubi"Erich "Bubi" HartmannGermanyLuftwaffe352(Top ace of all time.)
Barkhorn, GerhardGerhard BarkhornGermanyLuftwaffe301
Rall, GüntherGünther RallGermanyLuftwaffe275
Kittel, OttoOtto KittelGermanyLuftwaffe267
Nowotny, Walter "Nowi"Walter "Nowi" NowotnyGermanyLuftwaffe258
Batz, WilhelmWilhelm BatzGermanyLuftwaffe237
Rudorffer, ErichErich RudorfferGermanyLuftwaffe222(12 in Me-262)
Bär, HeinzHeinz BärGermanyLuftwaffe220(16 in Me-262)
Graf, HermannHermann GrafGermanyLuftwaffe212
Ehrler, HeinrichHeinrich EhrlerGermanyLuftwaffe208(8 in Me-262)
Weissenberger, TheodorTheodor WeissenbergerGermanyLuftwaffe208(8 in Me-262)
Philipp, HansHans PhilippGermanyLuftwaffe206
Schuck, WalterWalter SchuckGermanyLuftwaffe206(8 in Me-262)
Hafner, AntonAnton HafnerGermanyLuftwaffe204
Lipfert, HelmutHelmut LipfertGermanyLuftwaffe203
Krupinski, WalterWalter KrupinskiGermanyLuftwaffe197
Hackl, AntonAnton HacklGermanyLuftwaffe192
Brendel, JoachimJoachim BrendelGermanyLuftwaffe189
Stotz, MaxMax StotzGermanyLuftwaffe189
Kirschner, JoachimJoachim KirschnerGermanyLuftwaffe188
Brandle, KurtKurt BrändleGermanyLuftwaffe180
Josten, GüntherGünther JostenGermanyLuftwaffe178
Steinhoff, JohannesJohannes SteinhoffGermanyLuftwaffe176
Reinert, Ernst-WilhelmErnst-Wilhelm ReinertGermanyLuftwaffe174
Schack, GüntherGünther SchackGermanyLuftwaffe174
Lang, EmilEmil LangGermanyLuftwaffe173
Schmidt, HeinzHeinz SchmidtGermanyLuftwaffe173
Ademeit, HorstHorst AdemeitGermanyLuftwaffe166
Wilcke, Wolf-DietrichWolf-Dietrich WilckeGermanyLuftwaffe162
Marseille, Hans-JoachimHans-Joachim MarseilleGermanyLuftwaffe158(Destroyed the most Western Allied aircraft of any German pilot.)
Sturm, HeinrichHeinrich SturmGermanyLuftwaffe158
Thyben, GerhardGerhard ThybenGermanyLuftwaffe157
Beisswenger, HansHans BeisswengerGermanyLuftwaffe152
Düttmann, PeterPeter DüttmannGermanyLuftwaffe152
Gollob, GordonGordon GollobGermanyLuftwaffe150
Tegtmeier, FritzFritz TegtmeierGermanyLuftwaffe146
Wolf, AlbinAlbin WolfGermanyLuftwaffe144
Tanzer, KurtKurt TanzerGermanyLuftwaffe143
Muller, Friedrich-KarlFriedrich-Karl MüllerGermanyLuftwaffe140
Gratz, KarlKarl GratzGermanyLuftwaffe138
Setz, HeinrichHeinrich SetzGermanyLuftwaffe138
Trenkel, RudolfRudolf TrenkelGermanyLuftwaffe138
Schall, FranzFranz SchallGermanyLuftwaffe137(14 in Me-262)
Wolfrum, WalterWalter WolfrumGermanyLuftwaffe137
Fassong, Horst-Günther vonHorst-Günther von FassongGermanyLuftwaffe136
Fonnekold, OttoOtto FönnekoldGermanyLuftwaffe136
Weber, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz WeberGermanyLuftwaffe136
Müncheberg, JoachimJoachim MünchebergGermanyLuftwaffe135
Waldmann, HansHans WaldmannGermanyLuftwaffe134
Grislawski, AlfredAlfred GrislawskiGermanyLuftwaffe133
Wiese, JohannesJohannes WieseGermanyLuftwaffe133
Borchers, AdolfAdolf BorchersGermanyLuftwaffe132
Dickfeld, AdolfAdolf DickfeldGermanyLuftwaffe132
Clausen, ErwinErwin ClausenGermanyLuftwaffe132
Lemke, WilhelmWilhelm LemkeGermanyLuftwaffe131
Hoffmann, GerhardGerhard HoffmannGermanyLuftwaffe130
Sterr, HeinrichHeinrich SterrGermanyLuftwaffe130
Eisenach, FranzFranz EisenachGermanyLuftwaffe129
Dahl, WaltherWalther DahlGermanyLuftwaffe128
Dörr, FranzFranz DörrGermanyLuftwaffe128
Rademacher, RudolfRudolf RademacherGermanyLuftwaffe126(8 in Me-262)
Zwernemann, JosefJosef ZwernemannGermanyLuftwaffe126
Hrabak, DietrichDietrich HrabakGermanyLuftwaffe125
Ettel, Wolf-UdoWolf-Udo EttelGermanyLuftwaffe124
Ihlefeld, HerbertHerbert IhlefeldGermanyLuftwaffe123(+9 in Spain)
Tonne, WolfgangWolfgang TonneGermanyLuftwaffe122
Marquardt, HeinzHeinz MarquardtGermanyLuftwaffe121
Schnaufer, Heinz-WolfgangHeinz-Wolfgang SchnauferGermanyLuftwaffe121(top night fighter ace - all kills at night)
Weiß, RobertRobert WeißGermanyLuftwaffe121
Obleser, FriedrichFriedrich ObleserGermanyLuftwaffe120
Wachowiak, FriedrichFriedrich WachowiakGermanyLuftwaffe120
Leie, ErichErich LeieGermanyLuftwaffe118
Beerenbrock, Franz-JosefFranz-Josef BeerenbrockGermanyLuftwaffe117
Birkner, Hans-JoachimHans-Joachim BirknerGermanyLuftwaffe117
Norz, JakobJakob NorzGermanyLuftwaffe117
Oesau, WalterWalter OesauGermanyLuftwaffe117
Wernicke, HeinzHeinz WernickeGermanyLuftwaffe117
Lambert, AugustAugust LambertGermanyLuftwaffe116
Molders, WernerWerner MöldersGermanyLuftwaffe101(15 in Spain)(First pilot to reach 100 victories.)
Crinius, WilhelmWilhelm CriniusGermanyLuftwaffe114
Schröer, WernerWerner SchröerGermanyLuftwaffe114
Dammers, HansHans DammersGermanyLuftwaffe113
Korts, BertholdBerthold KortsGermanyLuftwaffe113
Buhligen, KurtKurt BühligenGermanyLuftwaffe112
Lent, HelmutHelmut LentGermanyLuftwaffe110(night fighter ace - 102 kills at night)
Ubben, KurtKurt UbbenGermanyLuftwaffe110
Woidich, FranzFranz WoidichGermanyLuftwaffe110
Seiler, ReinhardReinhard SeilerGermanyLuftwaffe109
Bitsch, EmilEmil BitschGermanyLuftwaffe108
Hahn, HansHans HahnGermanyLuftwaffe108
Vechtel, BernhardBernhard VechtelGermanyLuftwaffe108
Bauer, ViktorViktor BauerGermanyLuftwaffe106
Lucas, WernerWerner LucasGermanyLuftwaffe106
Lutzow, GuntherGünther LützowGermanyLuftwaffe105
Galland, AdolfAdolf GallandGermanyLuftwaffe104(7 in Me-262)
Boremski, Eberhard vonEberhard von BoremskiGermanyLuftwaffe104
Sachsenberg, HeinzHeinz SachsenbergGermanyLuftwaffe104
Grasser, HartmannHartmann GrasserGermanyLuftwaffe103
Freytag, SiegfriedSiegfried FreytagGermanyLuftwaffe102
Geisshardt, FriedrichFriedrich GeisshardtGermanyLuftwaffe102
Mayer, EgonEgon MayerGermanyLuftwaffe102
Ostermann, Max-HellmuthMax-Hellmuth OstermannGermanyLuftwaffe102
Wurmheller, JosefJosef WurmhellerGermanyLuftwaffe102
Rollwage, HerbertHerbert RollwageGermanyLuftwaffe102
Miethig, RudolfRudolf MiethigGermanyLuftwaffe101
Priller, JosefJosef PrillerGermanyLuftwaffe101
Wernitz, UlrichUlrich WernitzGermanyLuftwaffe101
Dähne, Paul-HeinrichPaul-Heinrich DähneGermanyLuftwaffe99
Steinbatz, LeopoldLeopold SteinbatzGermanyLuftwaffe99
Späte, WolfgangWolfgang SpäteGermanyLuftwaffe99
Bartels, HeinrichHeinrich BartelsGermanyLuftwaffe99
Schleef, HansHans SchleefGermanyLuftwaffe99
Hannig, HorstHorst HannigGermanyLuftwaffe98
Rödel, GustavGustav RödelGermanyLuftwaffe98
Rüffler, HelmutHelmut RüfflerGermanyLuftwaffe98
Mertens, HelmutHelmut MertensGermanyLuftwaffe97
Schleinhege, HermannHermann SchleinhegeGermanyLuftwaffe97
von Eichel-Streiber, DiethelmDiethelm von Eichel-StreiberGermanyLuftwaffe96
Höfemeier, HeinrichHeinrich HöfemeierGermanyLuftwaffe96
Lemke, SiegfriedSiegfried LemkeGermanyLuftwaffe96
Münster, LeopoldLeopold MünsterGermanyLuftwaffe95
Juutilainen, IlmariIlmari JuutilainenFinlandFinnish Air Force94(Top non-German ace.)
Muller, RudolfRudolf MüllerGermanyLuftwaffe94(101)[a]
Resch, RudolfRudolf ReschGermanyLuftwaffe93(1 in Spain)
Klöpper, HeinrichHeinrich KlöpperGermanyLuftwaffe93
Bennemann, HelmutHelmut BennemannGermanyLuftwaffe93
Roßmann, EdmundEdmund RoßmannGermanyLuftwaffe93
Schnell, SiegfriedSiegfried SchnellGermanyLuftwaffe93
Loos, GerhardGerhard LoosGermanyLuftwaffe92
Romm, OskarOskar RommGermanyLuftwaffe92
Resch, AntonAnton ReschGermanyLuftwaffe91
Schentke, GeorgGeorg SchentkeGermanyLuftwaffe91
Kemethmüller, HeinzHeinz KemethmüllerGermanyLuftwaffe89
Nishizawa, HiroyoshiHiroyoshi NishizawaJapanImperial Japanese Navy87Japanese offcial record:36 (shared 429)
Jennewein, JosefJosef JenneweinGermanyLuftwaffe86
Mader, AntonAnton MaderGermanyLuftwaffe86
Wöhnert, UlrichUlrich WöhnertGermanyLuftwaffe86
Köppen, GerhardGerhard KöppenGermanyLuftwaffe85
Zellot, WalterWalter ZellotGermanyLuftwaffe85
Ewald, HeinzHeinz EwaldGermanyLuftwaffe84
Kalden, PeterPeter KaldenGermanyLuftwaffe84
Quast, WernerWerner QuastGermanyLuftwaffe84
Sayn-Wittgenstein, Heinrich Prinz zuHeinrich Prinz zu Sayn-WittgensteinGermanyLuftwaffe83
Weßling, OttoOtto WeßlingGermanyLuftwaffe83
Grünberg, HansHans GrünbergGermanyLuftwaffe82
Darjes, EmilEmil DarjesGermanyLuftwaffe82
Götz, HansHans GötzGermanyLuftwaffe82
Missner, HelmutHelmut MissnerGermanyLuftwaffe82
Beyer, FranzFranz BeyerGermanyLuftwaffe81
Broch, HugoHugo BrochGermanyLuftwaffe81
Nemitz, WilliWilli NemitzGermanyLuftwaffe81
Philipp, WilhelmWilhelm PhilippGermanyLuftwaffe81
Wagner, RudolfRudolf WagnerGermanyLuftwaffe81
Iwamoto, TetsuzoTetsuzo IwamotoJapanImperial Japanese Navy80(14 in 1938 China campaign)(Claimed 200+ victories.)
Bachnick, HerbertHerbert BachnickGermanyLuftwaffe80
Würfel, OttoOtto WürfelGermanyLuftwaffe79
Eder, Georg-PeterGeorg-Peter EderGermanyLuftwaffe78
Ewald, WolfgangWolfgang EwaldGermanyLuftwaffe78
Krafft, HeinrichHeinrich KrafftGermanyLuftwaffe78
Lücke, Max-HermannMax-Hermann LückeGermanyLuftwaffe78
Meier, Johann-HermannJohann-Hermann MeierGermanyLuftwaffe78
Nordmann, Karl-GottfriedKarl-Gottfried NordmannGermanyLuftwaffe78
Preinfalk, AlexanderAlexander PreinfalkGermanyLuftwaffe78
von Bonin, HubertusHubertus von BoninGermanyLuftwaffe77(4 in Spain)
Haiböck, JosefJosef HaiböckGermanyLuftwaffe77
Ohlrogge, WalterWalter OhlroggeGermanyLuftwaffe77
Kroschinski, Hans-JoachimHans-Joachim KroschinskiGermanyLuftwaffe76
Mayerl, MaximilianMaximilian MayerlGermanyLuftwaffe76
Teumer, AlfredAlfred TeumerGermanyLuftwaffe76
Thiel, EdwinEdwin ThielGermanyLuftwaffe76
Wind, HansHans WindFinlandFinnish Air Force75
Bunzek, JohannesJohannes BunzekGermanyLuftwaffe75
Frielinghaus, GustavGustav FrielinghausGermanyLuftwaffe75
Grollmus, HelmuthHelmuth GrollmusGermanyLuftwaffe75
Pichler, JohannJohann PichlerGermanyLuftwaffe75
Röhrig, HansHans RöhrigGermanyLuftwaffe75
Semelka, WaldemarWaldemar SemelkaGermanyLuftwaffe75
Wandel, JoachimJoachim WandelGermanyLuftwaffe75
Gaiser, OttoOtto GaiserGermanyLuftwaffe74
Haas, FriedrichFriedrich HaasGermanyLuftwaffe74
Meltzer, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz MeltzerGermanyLuftwaffe74
Herget, WilhelmWilhelm HergetGermanyLuftwaffe73
Lindner, AntonAnton LindnerGermanyLuftwaffe73
Michalski, GerhardGerhard MichalskiGermanyLuftwaffe73
Schultz, OttoOtto SchultzGermanyLuftwaffe73
Fukumoto, ShigeoShigeo FukumotoJapanImperial Japanese Navy72
Mietusch, KlausKlaus MietuschGermanyLuftwaffe72
Mink, WilhelmWilhelm MinkGermanyLuftwaffe72
Schnell, Karl HeinzKarl Heinz SchnellGermanyLuftwaffe72
Fuß, HansHans FußGermanyLuftwaffe71
Glunz, AdolfAdolf GlunzGermanyLuftwaffe71
Heckmann, AlfredAlfred HeckmannGermanyLuftwaffe71
Scheel, GüntherGünther ScheelGermanyLuftwaffe71
Sugita, ShoichiShoichi SugitaJapanImperial Japanese Navy70+ shared 40
Hoffmann, KarlKarl HoffmannGermanyLuftwaffe70
Joppien, Hermann-FriedrichHermann-Friedrich JoppienGermanyLuftwaffe70
Lange, HeinzHeinz LangeGermanyLuftwaffe70
Linz, RudiRudi LinzGermanyLuftwaffe70
Omert, EmilEmil OmertGermanyLuftwaffe70
Burckhardt, Lutz-WilhelmLutz-Wilhelm BurckhardtGermanyLuftwaffe69
Köhler, ArminArmin KöhlerGermanyLuftwaffe69
Weismann, ErnstErnst WeismannGermanyLuftwaffe69
Zweigart, Eugen-LudwigEugen-Ludwig ZweigartGermanyLuftwaffe69
Dombacher, KurtKurt DombacherGermanyLuftwaffe68
Höckner, WalterWalter HöcknerGermanyLuftwaffe68
Huppertz, HerbertHerbert HuppertzGermanyLuftwaffe68
Jung, HeinrichHeinrich JungGermanyLuftwaffe68
Kaiser, HerbertHerbert KaiserGermanyLuftwaffe68
Leppla, RichardRichard LepplaGermanyLuftwaffe68
Losigkeit, FritzFritz LosigkeitGermanyLuftwaffe68
Freiherr von Maltzahn, GüntherGünther Freiherr von MaltzahnGermanyLuftwaffe68
Strelow, HansHans StrelowGermanyLuftwaffe68
Süß, ErnstErnst SüßGermanyLuftwaffe68
Tange, OttoOtto TangeGermanyLuftwaffe68
Dinger, FritzFritz DingerGermanyLuftwaffe67
Findeisen, HerbertHerbert FindeisenGermanyLuftwaffe67
Fuchs, KarlKarl FuchsGermanyLuftwaffe67
Füllgrabe, HeinrichHeinrich FüllgrabeGermanyLuftwaffe67
Hammerl, KarlKarl HammerlGermanyLuftwaffe67
Hoffmann, ReinholdReinhold HoffmannGermanyLuftwaffe67
Kageneck, Erbo Graf vonErbo Graf von KageneckGermanyLuftwaffe67
Schieß, FranzFranz SchießGermanyLuftwaffe67
Schwaiger, FranzFranz SchwaigerGermanyLuftwaffe67
Strassl, HubertHubert StrasslGermanyLuftwaffe67
Fleig, ErwinErwin FleigGermanyLuftwaffe66
Streib, WernerWerner StreibGermanyLuftwaffe66(65 at night)
Graßmuck, BertholdBerthold GraßmuckGermanyLuftwaffe65
Kempf, KarlKarl KempfGermanyLuftwaffe65
Meurer, ManfredManfred MeurerGermanyLuftwaffe65
Shestakov, LevLev ShestakovSoviet UnionSoviet Air Force65(including 39 in Spain)(Because he had no more than 26 victories in WWII, Always Kozhedub considered as the best Allied Ace)
Gallowitsch, BerndBernd GallowitschGermanyLuftwaffe64
Harder, JürgenJürgen HarderGermanyLuftwaffe64
Hermichen, RolfRolf HermichenGermanyLuftwaffe64
Lindner, WalterWalter LindnerGermanyLuftwaffe64
Petermann, ViktorViktor PetermannGermanyLuftwaffe64
Peters, ErhardErhard PetersGermanyLuftwaffe64
Radusch, GüntherGünther RaduschGermanyLuftwaffe64
Rokker, HeinzHeinz RökkerGermanyLuftwaffe64
Schoenert, RudolfRudolf SchoenertGermanyLuftwaffe64
Götz, FranzFranz GötzGermanyLuftwaffe63
Hoffmann, HeinrichHeinrich HoffmannGermanyLuftwaffe63
Homuth, GerhardGerhard HomuthGermanyLuftwaffe63
Schilling, WilhelmWilhelm SchillingGermanyLuftwaffe63
Staiger, HermannHermann StaigerGermanyLuftwaffe63
Welter, KurtKurt WelterGermanyLuftwaffe63(56 at night, 20+ in Me-262,[3] maybe best ever jet ace.)
Kozhedub, IvanIvan KozhedubSoviet UnionSoviet Air Force62(There is no evidence supporting an anecdote that Kozhedub also downed two USAAF P-51s in 1945.)The highest-scoring Allied fighter pilot in WWII (Regardless of the Spain campaign) .
Cordes, HeinoHeino CordesGermanyLuftwaffe62
Hübner, WilhelmWilhelm HübnerGermanyLuftwaffe62
Neumann, HelmutHelmut NeumannGermanyLuftwaffe62
Beutin, GerhardGerhard BeutinGermanyLuftwaffe60
Bob, Hans-EkkehardHans-Ekkehard BobGermanyLuftwaffe60
Carganico, HorstHorst CarganicoGermanyLuftwaffe60
Czech, FranzFranz CzechGermanyLuftwaffe60
Franke, AlfredAlfred FrankeGermanyLuftwaffe60
Hrdlicka, FranzFranz HrdlickaGermanyLuftwaffe60
Kelter, KurtKurt KelterGermanyLuftwaffe60
Mors, AugustAugust MorsGermanyLuftwaffe60
Munz, KarlKarl MunzGermanyLuftwaffe60
Rauch, AlfredAlfred RauchGermanyLuftwaffe60
Stahlschmidt, Hans-ArnoldHans-Arnold StahlschmidtGermanyLuftwaffe59
Borchers, WalterWalter BorchersGermanyLuftwaffe59
Eckerle, FranzFranz EckerleGermanyLuftwaffe59
Steffen, KarlKarl SteffenGermanyLuftwaffe59
Zorner, PaulPaul ZornerGermanyLuftwaffe59
Pokryshkin, Aleksandr IvanovichAleksandr Ivanovich PokryshkinSoviet UnionSoviet Air Force59
Buchner, HermannHermann BuchnerGermanyLuftwaffe58
Becker, MartinMartin BeckerGermanyLuftwaffe58
Broennle, HerbertHerbert BroennleGermanyLuftwaffe58
Engfer, SiegfriedSiegfried EngferGermanyLuftwaffe58
Friebel, HerbertHerbert FriebelGermanyLuftwaffe58
Freuwörth, WilhelmWilhelm FreuwörthGermanyLuftwaffe58
Raht, GerhardGerhard RahtGermanyLuftwaffe58
Shinohara, HiromichiHiromichi ShinoharaJapanImperial Japanese Army58
Rechkalov, Grigoriy AndreevichGrigoriy Andreevich RechkalovSoviet UnionSoviet Air Force58
Gulayev, Nikolay DmitrievichNikolay Dmitrievich GulayevSoviet UnionSoviet Air Force57
Ahnert, Heinrich-WilhelmHeinrich-Wilhelm AhnertGermanyLuftwaffe57
Bauer, KonradKonrad BauerGermanyLuftwaffe57
Brandt, WalterWalter BrandtGermanyLuftwaffe57
Dahmer, HugoHugo DahmerGermanyLuftwaffe57
Ebener, KurtKurt EbenerGermanyLuftwaffe57
Kalkum, AdolfAdolf KalkumGermanyLuftwaffe57
Puschmann, HerbertHerbert PuschmannGermanyLuftwaffe57
Seifert, JohannesJohannes SeifertGermanyLuftwaffe57
Wolf, HermannHermann WolfGermanyLuftwaffe57
Cantacuzino, ConstantinConstantin CantacuzinoRomaniaRoyal Romanian Air Force56(Top Romanian ace)
Eberwein, ManfredManfred EberweinGermanyLuftwaffe56
Francsi, GustavGustav FrancsiGermanyLuftwaffe56
Haase, HorstHorst HaaseGermanyLuftwaffe56
Hackler, HeinzHeinz HacklerGermanyLuftwaffe56
Hohagen, ErichErich HohagenGermanyLuftwaffe56
Holtz, HelmuthHelmuth HoltzGermanyLuftwaffe56
Isken, EduardEduard IskenGermanyLuftwaffe56
Knappe, KurtKurt KnappeGermanyLuftwaffe56
Kraft, JosefJosef KraftGermanyLuftwaffe56
Schönfelder, HelmutHelmut SchönfelderGermanyLuftwaffe56
Seeger, GüntherGünther SeegerGermanyLuftwaffe56
Strüning, HeinzHeinz StrüningGermanyLuftwaffe56
Wagner, EdmundEdmund WagnerGermanyLuftwaffe56
Wick, HelmutHelmut WickGermanyLuftwaffe56
Luukkanen, EinoEino LuukkanenFinlandFinnish Air Force56
Bendert, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz BendertGermanyLuftwaffe55
Galland, Wilhelm-FerdinandWilhelm-Ferdinand GallandGermanyLuftwaffe55
Bareuther, HerbertHerbert BareutherGermanyLuftwaffe55
Frank, Hans-DieterHans-Dieter FrankGermanyLuftwaffe55
Tautscher, GabrielGabriel TautscherGermanyLuftwaffe55
Okumura, TakeoTakeo OkumuraJapanImperial Japanese Navy54
Badum, JohannJohann BadumGermanyLuftwaffe54
Ehlers, HansHans EhlersGermanyLuftwaffe54
Geiger, AugustAugust GeigerGermanyLuftwaffe54
Hauswirth, WilhelmWilhelm HauswirthGermanyLuftwaffe54
Leber, HeinzHeinz LeberGermanyLuftwaffe54
Simsch, SiegfriedSiegfried SimschGermanyLuftwaffe54
Vinke, HeinzHeinz VinkeGermanyLuftwaffe54
Yevstigneyev, Kirill A.Kirill A. YevstigneyevSoviet UnionSoviet Air Force53
Brunner, AlbertAlbert BrunnerGermanyLuftwaffe53
Berres, Heinz-EdgarHeinz-Edgar BerresGermanyLuftwaffe53
Heyer, Hans-JoachimHans-Joachim HeyerGermanyLuftwaffe53
Kientsch, WillyWilly KientschGermanyLuftwaffe53
Sattig, CarlCarl SattigGermanyLuftwaffe53
Meimberg, JuliusJulius MeimbergGermanyLuftwaffe53
Barten, FranzFranz BartenGermanyLuftwaffe52
Drewes, MartinMartin DrewesGermanyLuftwaffe52
Gross, AlfredAlfred GrossGermanyLuftwaffe52
Häfner, LudwigLudwig HäfnerGermanyLuftwaffe52
Knoke, HeinzHeinz KnokeGermanyLuftwaffe52
Pflanz, RudolfRudolf PflanzGermanyLuftwaffe52
Rupp, FriedrichFriedrich RuppGermanyLuftwaffe52
Wefers, HeinrichHeinrich WefersGermanyLuftwaffe52
Greiner, HermannHermann GreinerGermanyLuftwaffe51
Hoffmann, WernerWerner HoffmannGermanyLuftwaffe51
zur Lippe-Weißenfeld, Egmont PrinzEgmont Prinz zur Lippe-WeißenfeldGermanyLuftwaffe51
Lüddecke, FritzFritz LüddeckeGermanyLuftwaffe51
Schulz, OttoOtto SchulzGermanyLuftwaffe51
Anabuki, SatoruSatoru AnabukiJapanImperial Japanese Army51
Kuroe, YasuhikoYasuhiko KuroeJapanImperial Japanese Army51
Hlinka, DmitriDmitri HlinkaSoviet UnionSoviet Air Force50
Van Lierde, RemyRemy Van LierdeBelgiumRoyal Air Force50(44 V1's, 6 aircraft)
Jabs, Hans-JoachimHans-Joachim JabsGermanyLuftwaffe50
Knittel, EmilEmil KnittelGermanyLuftwaffe50
Liesendahl, FrankFrank LiesendahlGermanyLuftwaffe50
Lütje, HerbertHerbert LütjeGermanyLuftwaffe50
Willius, KarlKarl WilliusGermanyLuftwaffe50
Arnold, HeinzHeinz ArnoldGermanyLuftwaffe49
Ehrenberger, RudolfRudolf EhrenbergerGermanyLuftwaffe49
Kollak, ReinhardReinhard KollakGermanyLuftwaffe49
Quaet-Faslem, KlausKlaus Quaet-FaslemGermanyLuftwaffe49
Quante, RichardRichard QuanteGermanyLuftwaffe49
Beckh, FriedrichFriedrich BeckhGermanyLuftwaffe48
Gildner, PaulPaul GildnerGermanyLuftwaffe48
Hager, JohannesJohannes HagerGermanyLuftwaffe47
Stumpf, WernerWerner StumpfGermanyLuftwaffe48
Schwaiger, FranzFranz SchwaigerGermanyLuftwaffe48
Vogt, Heinz-GerhardHeinz-Gerhard VogtGermanyLuftwaffe48
Drünkler, Ernst-GeorgErnst-Georg DrünklerGermanyLuftwaffe47
Golinski, HeinzHeinz GolinskiGermanyLuftwaffe47
Hübner, EckhardEckhard HübnerGermanyLuftwaffe47
Kutscha, HerbertHerbert KutschaGermanyLuftwaffe47
Schmidt, ErichErich SchmidtGermanyLuftwaffe47
Seidel, GeorgGeorg SeidelGermanyLuftwaffe47
Serbanescu, AlexandruAlexandru ŞerbănescuRomaniaRoyal Romanian Air Force47
Vorozheikin, Arseniy VasilievichArseniy Vasilievich VorozheikinSoviet UnionSoviet Air Force46(+6 in Manchuria)
Koldunov, Aleksandr IvanovichAleksandr Ivanovich KoldunovSoviet UnionSoviet Air Force46
Skomorohov, Nikolay MikhailovichNikolay Mikhailovich SkomorohovSoviet UnionSoviet Air Force46
Augenstein, Hans-HeinzHans-Heinz AugensteinGermanyLuftwaffe46
Becker, LudwigLudwig BeckerGermanyLuftwaffe46
Bowing-TreudingWolfgang Böwing-TreudingGermanyLuftwaffe46
Fink, GünterGünter FinkGermanyLuftwaffe46
Laskowski, ErwinErwin LaskowskiGermanyLuftwaffe46
Rammelt, KarlKarl RammeltGermanyLuftwaffe46
Schnörrer, KarlKarl SchnörrerGermanyLuftwaffe46
Schulte, FranzFranz SchulteGermanyLuftwaffe46
Semrau, PaulPaul SemrauGermanyLuftwaffe46
Surau, AlfredAlfred SurauGermanyLuftwaffe46
Tangermann, KurtKurt TangermannGermanyLuftwaffe46
Düllberg, ErnstErnst DüllbergGermanyLuftwaffe45
Frank, RudolfRudolf FrankGermanyLuftwaffe45
Schöpfel, GerhardGerhard SchöpfelGermanyLuftwaffe45
Stigler, FranzFranz StiglerGermanyLuftwaffe45
Vinzent, OttoOtto VinzentGermanyLuftwaffe45
Lehtovaara, UrhoUrho LehtovaaraFinlandFinnish Air Force44½
Dukovac, MatoMato DukovacCroatiaCroatian Air Force44(Top Croatian ace.)
Tuominen, OivaOiva TuominenFinlandFinnish Air Force44
Frese, HansHans FreseGermanyLuftwaffe44
Hofmann, Karl-WilhelmKarl-Wilhelm HofmannGermanyLuftwaffe44
Knacke, ReinholdReinhold KnackeGermanyLuftwaffe44
Steinmann, WilhelmWilhelm SteinmannGermanyLuftwaffe44
Wever, WaltherWalther WeverGermanyLuftwaffe44
Bobrov, VladimirVladimir BobrovSoviet UnionSoviet Air Force43
Borris, KarlKarl BorrisGermanyLuftwaffe43
Franzisket, LudwigLudwig FranzisketGermanyLuftwaffe43
Mütherich, HubertHubert MütherichGermanyLuftwaffe43
Pöhs, JosefJosef PöhsGermanyLuftwaffe43
Schmidt, DietrichDietrich SchmidtGermanyLuftwaffe43
Puhakka, OlliOlli PuhakkaFinlandFinnish Air Force42
Hannig, NorbertNorbert HannigGermanyLuftwaffe42
Brocke, JürgenJürgen BrockeGermanyLuftwaffe42
Greceanu, TudorTudor GreceanuRomaniaRoyal Romanian Air Force42
Schmidt, RudolfRudolf SchmidtGermanyLuftwaffe42
Schramm, HerbertHerbert SchrammGermanyLuftwaffe42
Olejnik, RobertRobert OlejnikGermanyLuftwaffe41
Baake, WernerWerner BaakeGermanyLuftwaffe41
Fellerer, LeopoldLeopold FellererGermanyLuftwaffe41
Balthasar, WilhelmWilhelm BalthasarGermanyLuftwaffe40(+7 in Spain)(+13 on ground.)
Bong, Richard I.Richard I. BongUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces40(Top U.S. Ace.)
Busch, RudolfRudolf BuschGermanyLuftwaffe40
Bremer, PeterPeter BremerGermanyLuftwaffe40
Huy, Wolf-DietrichWolf-Dietrich HuyGermanyLuftwaffe40
Neuhoff, HermannHermann NeuhoffGermanyLuftwaffe40
Steinhausen, GünterGünter SteinhausenGermanyLuftwaffe40
Pattle, Marmaduke 'Pat'Marmaduke 'Pat' PattleSouth AfricanRoyal Air Force40(Top Gloster Gladiator ace, possibly 50+ victories.)
Hujita, IyozoIyozo HujitaJapanImperial Japanese Navy39
von Bonin, Eckhart-WilhelmEckhart-Wilhelm von BoninGermanyLuftwaffe39
Galić, CvitanCvitan GalićCroatiaCroatian Air Force38
Borngen, ErnstErnst BorngenGermanyLuftwaffe38
Rohwer, DetlevDetlev RohwerGermanyLuftwaffe38
Tratt, EduardEduard TrattGermanyLuftwaffe38
Johnson, James Edgar "Johnnie"James Edgar "Johnnie" JohnsonUKRoyal Air Force38
McGuire, Thomas B.Thomas B. McGuireUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces38
Babak, IvanIvan BabakSoviet UnionSoviet Air Force37
Neumann, KlausKlaus NeumannGermanyLuftwaffe37(5 in Me 262)
Bretnutz, HeinzHeinz BretnutzGermanyLuftwaffe37
Radener, WaldemarWaldemar RadenerGermanyLuftwaffe37
Volke, MaximilianMaximilian VolkeGermanyLuftwaffe37
Luganski, SergeySergey LuganskiSoviet UnionSoviet Air Force37
Puro, OlaviOlavi PuroFinlandFinnish Air Force36
Katajainen, NilsNils KatajainenFinlandFinnish Air Force35½
Bertram, GuntherGunther BertramGermanyLuftwaffe35
Hnido, PetrPetr HnidoSoviet UnionSoviet Air Force34
Brandt, PaulPaul BrandtGermanyLuftwaffe34
McCampbell, DavidDavid McCampbellUnited StatesU.S. Navy34(Top U.S. Navy Ace.)
Ohta, ToshioToshio OhtaJapanImperial Japanese Navy34
Stepanenko, IvanIvan StepanenkoSoviet UnionSoviet Air Force33
Clostermann, PierrePierre ClostermannFranceFree French Air Force; Royal Air Force33(Top French Ace.)
Beyer, HeinzHeinz BeyerGermanyLuftwaffe33
Nissinen, LauriLauri NissinenFinlandFinnish Air Force32½
Finucane, Brendan Eamon Fergus "Paddy"Brendan Eamon Fergus "Paddy" FinucaneIrelandRoyal Air Force32
Režňák, JánJán RežňákSlovakiaSlovak Air Force[4]32(Top Slovak Ace.)
Karhila, KyöstiKyösti KarhilaFinlandFinnish Air Force32
Kazuo, SuginoSugino KazuoJapanImperial Japanese Navy32
Kashiwade, IsamiIsami KashiwadeJapanImperial Japanese Army32
Malan, Adolph 'Sailor'Adolph 'Sailor' MalanSouth AfricaRoyal Air Force32
Beurling, George F. "Buzz"George F. "Buzz" BeurlingCanadaRoyal Air Force31⅓(Top Canadian Ace.)
Mayer, Hans-KarlHans-Karl MayerGermanyLuftwaffe31(+8 in Spain)
Kumanichkin, AlexandrAlexandr KumanichkinSoviet UnionSoviet Air Force31
Karhunen, JormaJorma KarhunenFinlandFinnish Air Force31
Szentgyörgyi, DezsőDezső SzentgyörgyiHungaryRoyal Hungarian Air Force30½(Top Hungarian Ace.)
Sultan, Amet-HanAmet-Han SultanSoviet UnionSoviet Air Force30(Also 19 shared victories.)
Vale, WilliamWilliam ValeUKRoyal Air Force30(Also 6 shared victories.)
Blazytko, FranzFranz BlazytkoGermanyLuftwaffe30
Bucholz, MaxMax BucholzGermanyLuftwaffe30
Bartz, ErichErich BartzGermanyLuftwaffe30
Müller, Friedrich-Karl "Nasen"Friedrich-Karl "Nasen" MüllerGermanyLuftwaffe30
Mutoh, KaneyoshiKaneyoshi MutohJapanImperial Japanese Navy30
Kato, TateoTateo KatoJapanImperial Japanese Army30?
Jobou, RyotaroRyotaro JobouJapanImperial Japanese Army30
Vesa, EmilEmil VesaFinlandFinnish Air Force29½
Adolph, WalterWalter AdolphGermanyLuftwaffe29(+1 in Spain)
Tuck, Robert Roland StanfordRobert Roland Stanford TuckUKRoyal Air Force29
Braham, BobBob BrahamUKRoyal Air Force29
Caldwell, CliveClive CaldwellAustraliaRoyal Australian Air Force28½(Top P40 ace of WWII)
Järvi, TapioTapio JärviFinlandFinnish Air Force28½
Kovárik, IzidorIzidor KovárikSlovakiaSlovak Air Force28(Maybe 29.)
Koenig, Hans-HeinrichHans-Heinrich KoenigGermanyLuftwaffe28
Andres, ErnstErnst AndresGermanyLuftwaffe28
Burk, AlfredAlfred BurkGermanyLuftwaffe28
Benning, AntonAnton BenningGermanyLuftwaffe28
Lacey, "Ginger""Ginger" LaceyUKRoyal Air Force28
Gabreski, Francis "Gabby"Francis "Gabby" GabreskiUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces28(6½ in Korea.)(Also 2½ on ground.)
Boyington, Gregory "Pappy"Gregory "Pappy" BoyingtonUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps28(Top U.S. Marine ace; 6 with AVG)[1]
Sakai, SaburōSaburō SakaiJapanImperial Japanese Navy28(including shared)(Claimed 64 victories.)
Gray, Colin FalklandColin Falkland GrayNew ZealandRoyal Air Force27½
Duke, NevilleNeville DukeUKRoyal Air Force27
Beckmann, KarlKarl BeckmannGermanyLuftwaffe27
Clade, EmilEmil CladeGermanyLuftwaffe27
Johnson, Robert S.Robert S. JohnsonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces27
MacDonald, Charles H.Charles H. MacDonaldUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces27
Sasai, JunichiJunichi SasaiJapanImperial Japanese Navy27
Akamatsu, SadaakiSadaaki AkamatsuJapanImperial Japanese Navy27
Preddy, Jr., George E.George E. Preddy, Jr.United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces26.83(Also 5 on ground)
Lock, EricEric LockUKRoyal Air Force26½
Ogiya, NobuoNobuo OgiyaJapanImperial Japanese Navy26
Gerthoffer, JánJán GerthofferSlovakiaSlovak Air Force26
Alakoski, KlausKlaus AlakoskiFinlandFinnish Air Force26
Foss, Joseph J.Joseph J. FossUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps26
Tóth, LajosLajos TóthHungaryRoyal Hungarian Air Force26
Bannock, RussRuss BannockCanadaRCAF25½(incl. 19 V1 rockets)
Albrecht, EgonEgon AlbrechtGermanyLuftwaffe25
Bellof, LudwigLudwig BellofGermanyLuftwaffe25
Lippert, WolfgangWolfgang LippertGermanyLuftwaffe25(+5 in Spain)
Hanson, Robert M.Robert M. HansonUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps25
Kanno, NaoshiNaoshi KannoJapanImperial Japanese Navy25
Carey, Frank ReginaldFrank Reginald CareyUKRoyal Air Force25
Meyer, John C.John C. MeyerUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces24(+2 in Korea.)(Also 13 on ground)
Harris, Cecil E.Cecil E. HarrisUnited StatesU.S. Navy24
Littge, Raymond H.Raymond H. LittgeUnited StatesU.S. Air Force23½
Albert, MarcelMarcel AlbertFranceFree French Air Force23(Probably 2 more.)
Bader, DouglasDouglas BaderUKRoyal Air Force23
Valencia, Eugene A.Eugene A. ValenciaUnited StatesU.S. Navy23
Tervo, KaleviKalevi TervoFinlandFinnish Air Force23
Saarinen, JormaJorma SaarinenFinlandFinnish Air Force23
Wade, Lance C.Lance C. WadeUnited StatesRoyal Air Force23
Patuschka, HorstHorst PatuschkaGermanyLuftwaffe22
Kinnunen, EeroEero KinnunenFinlandFinnish Air Force22½
Schilling, David C.David C. SchillingUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces22½(+10½ onground)
Pingel, RolfRolf PingelGermanyLuftwaffe22(+6 Spanish Civil War)
Martinoli, Teresio VittorioTeresio Vittorio MartinoliItalyRegia Aeronautica22(+14 shared; top scoring Italian ace of WWII)
Ferrulli, LeonardoLeonardo FerrulliItalyRegia Aeronautica22
Müller, FritzFritz MüllerGermanyLuftwaffe22(jet ace)
Beese, ArturArtur BeeseGermanyLuftwaffe22
Charles, Edward F.Edward F. CharlesCanadaRCAF22
Deere, Alan ChristopherAlan Christopher DeereNew ZealandRoyal Air Force22
Johnson, Gerald R.Gerald R. JohnsonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces22
Kearby, Neel E.Neel E. KearbyUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces22
Robbins, Jay T.Jay T. RobbinsUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces22
Gentile, Dominic S.Dominic S. GentileUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces21.83(+7 ground kills, 2 of his victories with RAF.)
Kingaby, DonaldDonald KingabyUKRoyal Air Force21(+2 shared)
Tani, AnttiAntti TaniFinlandFinnish Air Force21½
Crawford-Crompton, William V.William V. Crawford-CromptonNew ZealandRoyal Air Force21½
Hesselyn, Raymond BrownRaymond Brown HesselynNew ZealandRoyal New Zealand Air Force21½
Christensen, Fred J.Fred J. ChristensenUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces21½
Wetmore, Raymond S.Raymond S. WetmoreUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces21¼(+2 ground kills)
Burbridge, Bransome ArthurBransome Arthur BurbridgeUKRoyal Air Force21(top RAF night fighter ace)
Burgwal, RudyRudy BurgwalNetherlandsRoyal Air Force21(21 V1's)
Demozay, JeanJean DemozayFranceRoyal Air Force21
Lucchini, FrancoFranco LucchiniItalyRegia Aeronautica21(+6 Spanish Civil War)(+52 shared)
Rossiwall, TheodorTheodor RossiwallGermanyLuftwaffe21
von Werra, FranzFranz von WerraGermanyLuftwaffe21
Voll, John J.John J. VollUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces21
Walsh, Kenneth A.Kenneth A. WalshUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps21
Myllylä, PaavoPaavo MyllyläFinlandFinnish Air Force21
Mahurin, Walker 'Bud' MelvilleWalker 'Bud' Melville MahurinUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces20.75(+3½ in Korea)
Mackie, EvanEvan MackieNew ZealandRoyal Air Force20(+3 shared, 16 victories with Spitfires)
Bolz, Helmut-FelixHelmut-Felix BolzGermanyLuftwaffe20(+3 in Spain)
Baudach, HelmutHelmut BaudachGermanyLuftwaffe20(jet ace)
Anter, RudolphRudolph AnterGermanyLuftwaffe20
Becker, PaulPaul BeckerGermanyLuftwaffe20
Berschwinger, HansHans BerschwingerGermanyLuftwaffe20
Crossley, MichaelMichael CrossleyUKRoyal Air Force20
Aldrich, Donald N.Donald N. AldrichUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps20
Lynch, Thomas J.Thomas J. LynchUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces20
McLeod, Henry W.Henry W. McLeodCanadaRCAF20
WestbrookUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces20
Allard, GeoffreyGeoffrey AllardUKRoyal Air Force19+5 shared
Pyötsiä, ViktorViktor PyötsiäFinlandFinnish Air Force19½
Suhonen, VäinöVäinö SuhonenFinlandFinnish Air Force19½
Bordoni, FrancoFranco BordoniItalyRegia Aeronautica19(5 victories with biplane) +18 shared
Gorrini, LuigiLuigi GorriniItalyRegia Aeronautica19(1 victory with biplane, 24 kills according to other sources)
Cunningham, John "Cat's Eyes"John "Cat's Eyes" CunninghamUKRoyal Air Force19(mainly as nightfighter)
Duncan, Glenn E.Glenn E. DuncanUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces19(+7.8 ground)
Fleming, Patrick D.Patrick D. FlemingUnited StatesU.S. Navy19
Nooy, Cornelius N.Cornelius N. NooyUnited StatesU.S. Navy19
Smith, John LucianJohn Lucian SmithUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps19
Vraciu, AlexanderAlexander VraciuUnited StatesU.S. Navy19
Teromaa, ErikErik TeromaaFinlandFinnish Air Force19
Skalski, StanisławStanisław SkalskiPolandPolish Air Force/RAF18.91(Top Polish ace)
Benko, Arthur J.Arthur J. BenkoUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces18½
Carl, Marion E.Marion E. CarlUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps18½
Pekuri, LauriLauri PekuriFinlandFinnish Air Force18½
Carson, Leonard K.Leonard K. CarsonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces18½(+3½ ground)
Eagleson, Glenn T.Glenn T. EaglesonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces18½+2 Korea(+5 ground)
Thomas, Wilbur J.Wilbur J. ThomasUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps18½
Yukiyoshi, WakamatsuWakamatsu YukiyoshiJapanImperial Japanese Army18+
Kuttelwascher, KarelKarel KuttelwascherCzechoslovakiaRoyal Air Force18(20?)
von Bülow-Bothkamp, HarryHarry von Bülow-BothkampGermanyLuftwaffe18(+6 in World War I)
Urbanowicz, WitoldWitold UrbanowiczPolandPolish Air Force/Royal Air Force18
Beckham, Walter C.Walter C. BeckhamUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces18
Green, Herschel H.Herschel H. GreenUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces18
Herbst, John C. "Pappy"John C. "Pappy" HerbstUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces18
Older, Charles H.Charles H. OlderUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces18(10 AVG)
Takeo, TakemizuTakemizu TakeoJapanImperial Japanese Navy18
Gloan, Pierre LePierre Le GloanFranceFrench Air Force18
Zemke, HubertHubert ZemkeUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces17.75
England, John B.John B. EnglandUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces17½
Beeson, Duane W.Duane W. BeesonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces17⅓(+4.8 ground)
Huotari, JoukoJouko HuotariFinlandFinnish Air Force17½
Thornell, John F.John F. ThornellUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces17¼(+2 ground)
Brown, Henry W.Henry W. BrownUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces17.2(+14½ ground)
Božík, RudolfRudolf BožíkSlovakiaSlovak Air Force17
Drago, UgoUgo DragoItalyRegia Aeronautica17(11 RSI)
McKnight, William "Willie"William "Willie" McKnightCanadaRoyal Air Force17
Frantisek, JosefJosef FrantisekCzechoslovakiaPolish Air Force17
Sarvanto, JormaJorma SarvantoFinlandFinnish Air Force17
Turkka, YrjöYrjö TurkkaFinlandFinnish Air Force17
Johnson, Gerald W.Gerald W. JohnsonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces17
Varnell, Jr., James S.James S. Varnell, Jr.United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces17
Gładych, BolesławBolesław GładychPolandPolish Air Force/U.S. Army Air Forces17
Truscott, KeithKeith TruscottAustraliaRoyal Australian Air Force17
Vasatko, AloisAlois VasatkoCzechoslovakiaRAF17
Horbaczewski, EugeniuszEugeniusz HorbaczewskiPolandPolish Air Force/RAF16½
Klersey, William T.William T. KlerseyCanadaRCAF16½
Lumme, AulisAulis LummeFinlandFinnish Air Force16½
MacLachlan, JamesJames MacLachlanUKRoyal Air Force16½(7½ after the amputation of his left arm)
Riihikallio, EeroEero RiihikallioFinlandFinnish Air Force16½
Cullen, NigelNigel CullenAustraliaRoyal Air Force16½
Godfrey, John T.John T. GodfreyUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces16⅓(+18 ground)
Goldsmith, AdrianAdrian GoldsmithAustraliaRoyal Australian Air Force16¼
Anderson, Clarence E.Clarence E. AndersonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces16¼(+1 ground)
Galland, PaulPaul GallandGermanyLuftwaffe16
Clisby, LesLes ClisbyAustraliaRoyal Air Force16
Dzal, FranjoFranjo DzalCroatiaCroatian Air Force16
Baker, DouglasDouglas BakerUnited StatesU.S. Navy16
Edwards, James FrancisJames Francis EdwardsCanadaRCAF16
Halonen, EeroEero HalonenFinlandFinnish Air Force16
Harris, BillBill HarrisUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces16
McNair, Robert W.Robert W. McNairCanadaRCAF16
Plagis, JohnJohn PlagisRhodesiaRoyal Air Force16(Top Rhodesian ace.)
Dicezare, IoanIoan DicezareRomaniaRoyal Romanian Air Force16
Kepford, Ira C.Ira C. KepfordUnited StatesU.S. Navy16
Stimpson, Charles R.Charles R. StimpsonUnited StatesU.S. Navy16
Turner, StanStan TurnerCanadaRCAF16
Welch, George S.George S. WelchUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces16
la Meslée, Edmond MarinEdmond Marin la MesléeFranceFrench Air Force16
Visintini, MarioMario VisintiniItalyRegia Aeronautica16(+ 1 in Spanish Civil War)(+32 ground; top biplane ace of WWII.)
Harries, RaymondRaymond HarriesUKRoyal Air Force15+3 shared
Mason, ErnestErnest MasonUKRoyal Air Force15+2 shared
Waddy, John LloydJohn Lloyd WaddyAustraliaRoyal Australian Air Force15½
Beerbower, Donald M.Donald M. BeerbowerUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces15½
Peterson, Richard A.Richard A. PetersonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces15½(+3½ ground)
Whisner, Jr., William T.William T. Whisner, Jr.United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces15½+5½ Korea(+3½ ground)
Swett, James E.James E. SwettUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps15½
Hill, David Lee "Tex"David Lee "Tex" HillUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces15¼(10¼ AVG)
Cyprich, FrantišekFrantišek CyprichSlovakiaSlovak Air Force15(18?)
Frost, John "Jack"John "Jack" FrostSouth AfricaSouth African Air Force15
Stoyanov, StoyanStoyan StoyanovBulgariaRoyal Bulgarian Air Force15
Alho, MarttiMartti AlhoFinlandFinnish Air Force15
Bencetic, LjudevitLjudevit BenceticCroatiaCroatian Air Force15
Hughes, PatersonPaterson HughesAustraliaRoyal Air Force15
Page, GeoffreyGeoffrey PageUKRoyal Air Force15
Bradley, Jack T.Jack T. BradleyUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces15
Brown, Samuel J.Samuel J. BrownUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces15
Cragg, Edward "Porky"Edward "Porky" CraggUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces15
Dahlberg, Kenneth H.Kenneth H. DahlbergUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces15
Dunham, William D.William D. DunhamUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces15
Foy, Robert W.Robert W. FoyUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces15
Hofer, Ralph K.Ralph K. HoferUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces15(+14 ground)
Homer, Cyril F.Cyril F. HomerUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces15
Spears, Harold L.Harold L. SpearsUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps15
Bochkay, Donald H.Donald H. BochkayUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces14.84
Blakeslee, Donald J.Donald J. BlakesleeUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces14½(incl. 3 with RAF)
Landers, John D.John D. LandersUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces14½(+20 ground)
Nuorala, AaroAaro NuoralaFinlandFinnish Air Force14½
Powers, Jr., Joseph H.Joseph H. Powers, Jr.United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces14½
Checketts, JohnnieJohnnie CheckettsNZRoyal New Zealand Air Force14½
Brown, HenryHenry BrownUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Force14½(+14.5 ground)
Scherf, CharlesCharles ScherfAustraliaRoyal Australian Air Force14½(+9 ground)
Bellagambi, MarioMario BellagambiItalyRegia Aeronautica14
Heglund, SveinSvein HeglundNorwayRoyal Air Force14
Baagoe, SophusSophus BaagoeGermanyLuftwaffe14
Wegmann, GüntherGünther WegmannGermanyLuftwaffe14(jet ace)
Brezina, FrantišekFrantišek BrezinaSlovakiaSlovak Air Force14
Carr, Bruce W.Bruce W. CarrUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces14(+10 ground)
Curtis, Robert C.Robert C. CurtisUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces14
DeHaven, Robert M.Robert M. DeHavenUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces14
Donahue, Archie G.Archie G. DonahueUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps14
Emmer, Wallace N.Wallace N. EmmerUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces14
Goodson, James A.James A. GoodsonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces14(+13 ground)
Hawkins, Arthur R.Arthur R. HawkinsUnited StatesU.S. Navy14
Jeffrey, Arthur F.Arthur F. JeffreyUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces14
McComas, Edward O.Edward O. McComasUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces14
McCuskey, Elbert S.Elbert S. McCuskeyUnited StatesU.S. Navy14
Roberts, Jr., Daniel T.Daniel T. Roberts, Jr.United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces14
Wirth, John L.John L. WirthUnited StatesU.S. Navy14
Duncan, George C.George C. DuncanUnited StatesU.S. Navy13½
Kokko, PekkaPekka KokkoFinlandFinnish Air Force13½
Lampi, HeimoHeimo LampiFinlandFinnish Air Force13½
Mehle, Roger W.Roger W. MehleUnited StatesU.S. Navy13½
Strait, Donald J.Donald J. StraitUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces13½
Carpenter, GeorgeGeorge CarpenterUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces13.4(+4 ground)
Bryan, Donald S.Donald S. BryanUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces13.3
Lennartz, HelmutHelmut LennartzGermanyLuftwaffe13(jet ace)
Cramer, Darrell S.Darrell S. CramerUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces13
Pan-Yang, John WongJohn Wong Pan-YangUnited StatesChinese Nationalist Air Force (USA-born volunteer)13
Brooks, James L.James L. BrooksUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces13
Zumbach, JanJan ZumbachPolandPolish Air Force13
Boskic, SafetSafet BoskicCroatiaCroatian Air Force13
Shipard, MervynMervyn ShipardAustraliaRoyal Australian Air Force13
Carmichael, Jr., Daniel A.Daniel A. Carmichael, Jr.United StatesU.S. Navy13
Cupp, James N.James N. CuppUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps13
East, Clyde B.Clyde B. EastUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces13
Galer, Robert E.Robert E. GalerUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps13
Hampshire, John F.John F. HampshireUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces13
Holloway, Bruce K.Bruce K. HollowayUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces13
Marontate, William P.William P. MarontateUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps13
Millikan, Willard. W.Willard. W. MillikanUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces13(+2 ground)
Moran, Glennon T.Glennon T. MoranUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces13(+3 ground)
Neale (pilot), RobertRobert Neale (pilot)United StatesAVG13(+2½ ground)
Olds, RobinRobin OldsUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces13(+4 Vietnam)(+11 ground)
O'Meara, JamesJames O'MearaUKRoyal Air Force13
Pallasvuo, YrjöYrjö PallasvuoFinlandFinnish Air Force13
Parker, Harry A.Harry A. ParkerUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces13
Rushing, Roy W.Roy W. RushingUnited StatesU.S. Navy13
Shaw, Edward O.Edward O. ShawUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps13
Sewell, AJ "Jackie"AJ "Jackie" SewellUKFleet Air Arm13
Stephens, Robert W.Robert W. StephensUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces13
Strane, John R.John R. StraneUnited StatesU.S. Navy13
Scott, Jr., Robert LeeRobert Lee Scott, Jr.United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces13
Twelves, Wendell V.Wendell V. TwelvesUnited StatesU.S. Navy13
Bartley, Anthony CharlesAnthony Charles BartleyUKRoyal Air Force13
Williamson, Felix D.Felix D. WilliamsonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces13
Pietrzak, HenrykHenryk PietrzakPolandPolish Air Force/Royal Air Force12½
Aaltonen, LasseLasse AaltonenFinlandFinnish Air Force12½
Armstrong, HugoHugo ArmstrongAustraliaRoyal Australian Air Force12½
Barr, Andrew "Nicky"Andrew "Nicky" BarrAustraliaRoyal Australian Air Force12½
Gaze, TonyTony GazeAustraliaRoyal Air Force12½
Brueland, Lowell K.Lowell K. BruelandUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces12½(+2 Korea)
Frazier, Kenneth D.Kenneth D. FrazierUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps12½
Fairbanks, David Charles "Foob"David Charles "Foob" FairbanksUnited StatesRCAF12½
Koskinen, EinoEino KoskinenFinlandFinnish Air Force12½
Paronen, OnniOnni ParonenFinlandFinnish Air Force12½
Sarjamo, UrhoUrho SarjamoFinlandFinnish Air Force12½
Sovelius, Per-ErikPer-Erik SoveliusFinlandFinnish Air Force12½
Stewart, James C.James C. StewartUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces12½(+1 ground)
Brown, Quince L.Quince L. BrownUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces12⅓(+2 ground)
Baron, LuigiLuigi BaronItalyRegia Aeronautica12
Culinovic, MatoMato CulinovicCroatiaCroatian Air Force12
Martinko, EduardEduard MartinkoCroatiaCroatian Air Force12
Mikovic, VecaVeca MikovicCroatiaCroatian Air Force12
Stipcic, ZlatkoZlatko StipcicCroatiaCroatian Air Force12
Pisarek, MarianMarian PisarekPolandPolish Air Force/Royal Air Force12
Dundas, JohnJohn DundasUKRoyal Air Force12
Freeborn, JohnJohn FreebornUKRoyal Air Force12
Stauder, JozefJozef ŠtauderSlovakiaSlovak Air Force12(13?)
Zeleňák, PavolPavol ZeleňákSlovakiaSlovak Air Force12
Bretherton, BruceBruce BrethertonAustraliaRoyal Australian Air Force12
Crombie, CharlesCharles CrombieAustraliaRoyal Australian Air Force12
Turnbull, PeterPeter TurnbullAustraliaRoyal Australian Air Force12
Yarra, JohnJohn YarraAustraliaRoyal Australian Air Force12
Matúšek, AntonAnton MatúšekSlovakiaSlovak Air Force12
Ahokas, LeoLeo AhokasFinlandFinnish Air Force12
Brezas, MichaelMichael BrezasUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces12
Chase, Levi R.Levi R. ChaseUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces12
Craig, Clement M.Clement M. CraigUnited StatesU.S. Navy12
Eastham, David B.David B. EasthamUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces12
Everton, Loren D.Loren D. EvertonUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps12
Giannella, LuigiLuigi GiannellaItalyRegia Aeronautica12
Gleason, George W.George W. GleasonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces12(+2½ ground)
Harris, Leroy E.Leroy E. HarrisUnited StatesU.S. Navy12
Head, Jr., Coatsworth B.Coatsworth B. Head, Jr.United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces12
Hedrick, Roger R.Roger R. HedrickUnited StatesU.S. Navy12
Henry, William E.William E. HenryUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces12
Hively, Howard D.Howard D. HivelyUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces12(+2½ ground)
Ladd, Kenneth G.Kenneth G. LaddUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces12
Litvak, LydiaLydia LitvakSoviet UnionSoviet Air Force12(top female ace)
Masoner, Jr., William J.William J. Masoner, Jr.United StatesU.S. Navy12
McKennon, Pierce W.Pierce W. McKennonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces12(+9.7 ground)
Moore, Robert W.Robert W. MooreUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces12
Quirk, Michael J.Michael J. QuirkUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces12(+5 ground)
Sanson, AttilioAttilio SansonItalyRegia Aeronautica12
Schreiber, LeRoy A.LeRoy A. SchreiberUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces12(+2 ground)
Segal, Harold E.Harold E. SegalUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps12
Shirley, James A.James A. ShirleyUnited StatesU.S. Navy12
Skogstad, Norman C.Norman C. SkogstadUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces12
Sloan, William J.William J. SloanUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces12
Solaroli di Briona, GiorgioGiorgio Solaroli di BrionaItalyRegia Aeronautica12
Trowbridge, Eugene A.Eugene A. TrowbridgeUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces12
Turner, Richard E.Richard E. TurnerUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces12(11?) (incl 2 V-1)
Watkins, James A.James A. WatkinsUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces12
West, Richard L.Richard L. WestUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces12
Megura, NicholasNicholas MeguraUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces11.84(+3.8 ground)
Carr, George R.George R. CarrUnited StatesU.S. Navy11½
Clark, Jr., James A.James A. Clark, Jr.United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces11½(+4½ ground)
Conger, Paul A.Paul A. CongerUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces11½
Gilbert, Olin E.Olin E. GilbertUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces11½
Halton, William T.William T. HaltonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces11½(+2 ground)
Hovde, William J.William J. HovdeUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces11½(+1 Korea)(+2 ground)
Kirla, Jr., John A.John A. Kirla, Jr.United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces11½(+½ ground)
Snider, William N.William N. SniderUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps11½
Yeager, Charles E. "Chuck"Charles E. "Chuck" YeagerUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces11½
Chi-Sheng, LiuLiu Chi-Sheng / Liu ZheshengChinaChinese Nationalist Air Force11.3(Top Chinese ace)
Mayers, HowardHoward MayersAustraliaRoyal Air Force11.3
Norley, Louis H.Louis H. NorleyUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces11.3(+5 ground)
DeLong, Philip C.Philip C. DeLongUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps11.2(+2 Korea)
Cork, Richard JohnRichard John CorkUKFleet Air Arm11
Russell, Ian Bedford NesbittIan Bedford Nesbitt RussellAustraliaRoyal Air Force11
Starc, AlbinAlbin StarcCroatiaCroatian Air Force11
Helebrant, JosipJosip HelebrantCroatiaCroatian Air Force11
Martinasevic, StjepanStjepan MartinasevicCroatiaCroatian Air Force11
Bauer, Harold W.Harold W. BauerUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps11
Blackburn, John T.John T. BlackburnUnited StatesU.S. Navy11
Budanova, YekaterinaYekaterina BudanovaSoviet UnionSoviet Air Force11
Dean, Jr., William A.William A. Dean, Jr.United StatesU.S. Navy11
Fisken, GeoffGeoff FiskenNew ZealandRoyal New Zealand Air Force11
Frantz, Carl M.Carl M. FrantzUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces11
French, James B.James B. FrenchUnited StatesU.S. Navy11
Goebel, Robert J.Robert J. GoebelUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces11
Kirkwood, Phillip L.Phillip L. KirkwoodUnited StatesU.S. Navy11
Lawler, John B.John B. LawlerUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces11
Leino, HemmoHemmo LeinoFinlandFinnish Air Force11
Lent, Francis J.Francis J. LentUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces11
Molland, Leland P.Leland P. MollandUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces11
Leverette, William L.William L. LeveretteUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces11
Loisel, John S.John S. LoiselUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces11
Lowry, Wayne L.Wayne L. LowryUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces11
Magnaghi, CarloCarlo MagnaghiItalyRegia Aeronautica11
Mallory, Charles M.Charles M. MalloryUnited StatesU.S. Navy11
Maresiev, Alexei PetrovichAlexei Petrovich MaresievSoviet UnionSoviet Air Force11(3 after losing his legs.)
McCorkle, Charles M.Charles M. McCorkleUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces11
McDonald, Norman L.Norman L. McDonaldUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces11
McWhorter III, HamiltonHamilton McWhorter IIIUnited StatesU.S. Navy11
Mitchell, John W.John W. MitchellUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces11(+4 Korea)
Nieminen, UrhoUrho NieminenFinlandFinnish Air Force11
Reber, Jr., James V.James V. Reber, Jr.United StatesU.S. Navy11
Richardson, Elmer W.Elmer W. RichardsonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces11(8?)
Riddle, Robert H.Robert H. RiddleUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces11
Rigg, James F.James F. RiggUnited StatesU.S. Navy11
Runyon, Donald E.Donald E. RunyonUnited StatesU.S. Navy11
Sapp, Donald H.Donald H. SappUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps11
Shubin, MurrayMurray ShubinUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces11
Smith, Jr., CorneliusCornelius Smith, Jr.United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces11
Solaroli di Briona, GiorgioGiorgio Solaroli di BrionaItalyRegia Aeronautica11
Sparks, Kenneth C.Kenneth C. SparksUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces11
Stanbrook, Richard E.Richard E. StanbrookUnited StatesU.S. Navy11
Törrönen, IlkkaIlkka TörrönenFinlandFinnish Air Force11
Vejtasa, Stanley W.Stanley W. VejtasaUnited StatesU.S. Navy11
Veronesi, MarioMario VeronesiItalyRegia Aeronautica11
Burgard, George T.George T. BurgardUnited StatesAVG10.75
O'Conner, Frank Q.Frank Q. O'ConnerUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces10.75
Anderson, Jr., Charles F.Charles F. Anderson, Jr.United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces10½(+5½ ground)
Beebe, Marshall U.Marshall U. BeebeUnited StatesU.S. Navy10½
Ceulleers, George F.George F. CeulleersUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces10½
Conger, Jack E.Jack E. CongerUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps10½
Doersch, George A.George A. DoerschUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces10½(+½ ground)
Erkinheimo, NiiloNiilo ErkinheimoFinlandFinnish Air Force10½
Hovde, William J.William J. HovdeUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces10½(+4 Korea)(+2 ground)
Kalima, MarttiMartti KalimaFinlandFinnish Air Force10½
Lahtela, KullervoKullervo LahtelaFinlandFinnish Air Force10½
Littge, Raymond H.Raymond H. LittgeUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces10½(+13 ground)
Metsola, KaiKai MetsolaFinlandFinnish Air Force10½
Rector, EdwardEdward RectorUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces10½(6½ AVG)
Reiserer, Russell E.Russell E. ReisererUnited StatesU.S. Navy10½
Storch, John A.John A. StorchUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces10½(+1½ ground)
Symmes, John C.John C. SymmesUnited StatesU.S. Navy10½
Newkirk, John V.John V. NewkirkUnited StatesAVG10½
Metsola, KaiKai MetsolaFinlandFinnish Air Force10½
Peltola, EinoEino PeltolaFinlandFinnish Air Force10½
Robert E. MurrayUnited StatesU.S. Navy10.4
Elliot, Ralph E.Ralph E. ElliotUnited StatesU.S. Navy10.3
Glover, Fred W.Fred W. GloverUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces10.3(+12½ ground)
Gibbes, BobbyBobby GibbesAustraliaRoyal Australian Air Force10¼
McGarry, William D.William D. McGarryUnited StatesAVG10¼
Aschenbrenner, Robert WRobert W AschenbrennerUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces10
Arthur, WilfredWilfred ArthurAustraliaRoyal Australian Air Force10
Brennan, VirgilVirgil BrennanAustraliaRoyal Australian Air Force10
Parkinson, ColinColin ParkinsonAustraliaRoyal Australian Air Force10
Baldwin, Frank B.Frank B. BaldwinUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps10
Blickenstaff, Wayne K.Wayne K. BlickenstaffUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces10
Boyd, ArchieArchie BoydUnited KingdomRoyal Air Force10
Broadhead, Joseph E.Joseph E. BroadheadUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces10
Brown, Jr., Carl A.Carl A. Brown, Jr.United StatesU.S. Navy10
Coleman, Thaddeus T.Thaddeus T. ColemanUnited StatesU.S. Navy10
Giroux, William K.William K. GirouxUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces10
Goehausen, Jr., Walter J.Walter J. Goehausen, Jr.United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces10
Harris, Ernest A.Ernest A. HarrisUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces10
Ilk, IroIro IlkGermanyLuftwaffe10
Juchheim, Jr., Alwin M.Alwin M. Juchheim, Jr.United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces10(+6 ground)
Karu, VeikkoVeikko KaruFinlandFinnish Air Force10
Kirjonen, MaunoMauno KirjonenFinlandFinnish Air Force10
Laitinen, AhtiAhti LaitinenFinlandFinnish Air Force10
Long, Herbert H.Herbert H. LongUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps10
Lines, Edward E.Edward E. LinesUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces10
Mann, Jr., Thomas H.Thomas H. Mann, Jr.United StatesU.S. Marine Corps10
Mansker, Joseph L.Joseph L. ManskerUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces10
Mitchell, Harris E.Harris E. MitchellUnited StatesU.S. Navy10
Pasila, MikkoMikko PasilaFinlandFinnish Air Force10
Pisanos, SteveSteve PisanosGreeceRoyal Air Force/U.S. Army Air Forces10
Rankin, Robert J.Robert J. RankinUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces10
Reidy, Thomas H.Thomas H. ReidyUnited StatesU.S. Navy10
Reynolds, Andrew J.Andrew J. ReynoldsUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces10
Scott, Jr., Robert L.Robert L. Scott, Jr.United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces10
Singer, Jr., ArthurArthur Singer, Jr.United StatesU.S. Navy10
Smith, John M.John M. SmithUnited StatesU.S. Navy10
Solaro, ClaudioClaudio SolaroItalyRegia Aeronautica10(+ 1 in Spanish Civil War)
Stanch, Paul M.Paul M. StanchUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces10
Stehlík, JosefJosef StehlíkCzechiaRoyal Air Force10
Summer, ElliotElliot SummerUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces10
Swope, James S.James S. SwopeUnited StatesU.S. Navy10
Tarantola, EnnioEnnio TarantolaItalyRegia Aeronautica10(+ 1 in Spain)
Visconti, AdrianoAdriano ViscontiItalyRegia Aeronautica10
Westermark, Robert V.Robert V. WestermarkUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces10
Adams, Fletcher E.Fletcher E. AdamsUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9 ½
Bankey, Jr., Ernest E.Ernest E. Bankey, Jr.United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9 ½(+8 ground)
Check, Leonard J.Leonard J. CheckUnited StatesU.S. Navy9 ½
Coate, EdwardEdward CoateAustraliaRoyal Australian Air Force9 ½
Fiebelkorn, Ernest C.Ernest C. FiebelkornUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9 ½((9?), +2 ground)
Gabszewicz, AleksanderAleksander GabszewiczPolandPolish Air Force/Royal Air Force9 ½
Maciejowski, MichałMichał MaciejowskiPolandPolish Air Force/Royal Air Force9 ½
Spencer, Dale F.Dale F. SpencerUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9 ½(+½ ground)
Coats, Robert C.Robert C. CoatsUnited StatesU.S. Navy9 ⅓
Ferić, MirosławMirosław FerićPolandPolish Air Force/Royal Air Force9 ⅓
Szczęsny, HenrykHenryk SzczęsnyPolandPolish Air Force/Royal Air Force9 ⅓
Bond, Charles R.Charles R. BondUnited StatesAVG9 ¼
Andrew, Stephen W.Stephen W. AndrewUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9(+6½ ground)
Banks, William M.William M. BanksUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9 ½
Archer, Lee "Buddy"Lee "Buddy" ArcherUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9(+6 ground)
Chudek, AleksanderAleksander ChudekPolandPolish Air Force/Royal Air Force9
Annoni, EmanueleEmanuele AnnoniItalyRegia Aeronautica9
Falkowski, JanJan FalkowskiPolandPolish Air Force/Royal Air Force9
Bowes, RoderickRoderick BowesAustraliaRoyal Australian Air Force9
Kearney, James TimothyJames Timothy KearneyAustraliaRoyal Australian Air Force9
Bassett, Edgar R.Edgar R. BassettUnited StatesU.S. Navy9
Berree, Norman R.Norman R. BerreeUnited StatesU.S. Navy9
Bland, William R.William R. BlandUnited StatesU.S. Navy9
Bostwick, George E.George E. BostwickUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9(+6 ground)
Bright, Mark K.Mark K. BrightUnited StatesU.S. Navy9
Buie, Paul D.Paul D. BuieUnited StatesU.S. Navy9
Carey, Jr., Henry A.Henry A. Carey, Jr.United StatesU.S. Navy9
Champlin, Frederick F.Frederick F. ChamplinUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9
Collins, Frank J.Frank J. CollinsUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9(8?)
Collins, Jr., William M.William M. Collins, Jr.United StatesU.S. Navy9
Cormier, Richard L.Richard L. CormierUnited StatesU.S. Navy9
Curdes, Louis E.Louis E. CurdesUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9
Dahl, Perry A.Perry A. DahlUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9
Dalglish, James B.James B. DalglishUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9(incl 3 V-1s)
DeBlanc, Jefferson J.Jefferson J. DeBlancUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps9
Dunkin, Richard W.Richard W. DunkinUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9
Eastmond, Richard T.Richard T. EastmondUnited StatesU.S. Navy9
Elder, Robert A.Robert A. ElderUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9(+2 ground)
Emmons, Eugene H.Eugene H. EmmonsUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9
Fanning, Grover E.Grover E. FanningUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9
Feightner, Edward L.Edward L. FeightnerUnited StatesU.S. Navy9
Feld, SylvanSylvan FeldUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9
Forester, Joseph M.Joseph M. ForesterUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9
Franger, Marvin J.Marvin J. FrangerUnited StatesU.S. Navy9
Freeman, Doris C.Doris C. FreemanUnited StatesU.S. Navy9
Gallup, Kenneth W.Kenneth W. GallupUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9(+2 ground)
Harris, Thomas S.Thomas S. HarrisUnited StatesU.S. Navy9
Haviland, Jr., Frederick R.Frederick R. Haviland, Jr.United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9(+6 ground)
Hill, Allen E.Allen E. HillUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9
Hurlburt, Frank D.Frank D. HurlburtUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9
Kiser, George C.George C. KiserUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9
Lesicka, Joseph J.Joseph J. LesickaUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9
Magee, Christopher L.Christopher L. MageeUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps9
Menard, Jr., Louis A.Louis A. Menard, Jr.United StatesU.S. Navy9
Merony, Virgil K.Virgil K. MeronyUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9
Morrill, Stanley B.Stanley B. MorrillUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9
Omiccioli, WalterWalter OmiccioliItalyRegia Aeronautica9
Overend, Edmund F.Edmund F. OverendUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps9(5 AVG)
Overfield, Lloyd J.Lloyd J. OverfieldUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9
Paris III, Joel B.Joel B. Paris IIIUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9
Picken, Harvey P.Harvey P. PickenUnited StatesU.S. Navy9
Redmond, Eugene D.Eugene D. RedmondUnited StatesU.S. Navy9
Reed, William N.William N. ReedUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9(3 AVG)
Rehm, Jr., Daniel R.Daniel R. Rehm, Jr.United StatesU.S. Navy9
Roberts, Eugene P.Eugene P. RobertsUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9
Rudel, Hans-UlrichHans-Ulrich RudelGermanyLuftwaffe9(Top ground attack ace: 2000+ targets destroyed.)
Smith, Meryl M.Meryl M. SmithUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9
Smith, Robert T.Robert T. SmithUnited StatesAVG9
Stabile, NatalinoNatalino StabileItalyRegia Aeronautica9(+ 1 in Spanish Civil War)
Stewart, James S.James S. StewartUnited StatesU.S. Navy9
Stewart, John S.John S. StewartUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9
Thomas, Jr., Franklin C.Franklin C. Thomas, Jr.United StatesU.S. Marine Corps9
Haren, Jr., Arthur VanArthur Van Haren, Jr.United StatesU.S. Navy9
Warmer, Benjamin F.Benjamin F. WarmerUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9
White, Robert H.Robert H. WhiteUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9
Wolfe, Judge E.Judge E. WolfeUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9
Watts, Charles E.Charles E. WattsUnited StatesU.S. Navy8.75
Henneberg, ZdzisławZdzisław HennebergPolandPolish Air Force
Brzeski, StanisławStanisław BrzeskiPolandPolish Air Force/Royal Air Force
Król, WacławWacław KrólPolandPolish Air Force/Royal Air Force
Banks, John L.John L. BanksUnited StatesU.S. Navy
Bryan, Jr., William E.William E. Bryan, Jr.United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces
Cain, James B.James B. CainUnited StatesU.S. Navy
Cesky, Charles J.Charles J. CeskyUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces
Chenoweth, Oscar I.Oscar I. ChenowethUnited StatesU.S. Navy
Chin, ArthurArthur Chin / Chen RuitianUnited StatesChinese Nationalist Air Force (USA-born volunteer)
Cutler, Frank A.Frank A. CutlerUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces(+3 ground)
Foster, Carl C.Carl C. FosterUnited StatesU.S. Navy
Gray, John F.John F. GrayUnited StatesU.S. Navy
Hargreaves, Everett G.Everett G. HargreavesUnited StatesU.S. Navy
Hayes, Jr., Thomas L.Thomas L. Hayes, Jr.United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces
Hoefker, John H.John H. HoefkerUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces
Jenkins, Otto D.Otto D. JenkinsUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces(+2 ground)
Johnson, Arthur G.Arthur G. JohnsonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces
Lawlor, Frank L.Frank L. LawlorUnited StatesAVG
Loesch, Gregory K.Gregory K. LoeschUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps
Luksic, Carl J.Carl J. LuksicUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces(+7 ground)
McDowell, DonaldDonald McDowellUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces
McGrattan, Bernard J.Bernard J. McGrattanUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces
Moats, Sanford K.Sanford K. MoatsUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces
Morgan, Jr., John L.John L. Morgan, Jr.United StatesU.S. Marine Corps
Pigman, George W.George W. PigmanUnited StatesU.S. Navy
Plant, Claude W.Claude W. PlantUnited StatesU.S. Navy
Schlegel, Albert L.Albert L. SchlegelUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces
Self, Larry R.Larry R. SelfUnited StatesU.S. Navy
Głowacki, AntoniAntoni GłowackiPolandPolish Air Force/Royal Air Force8⅓
Szaposznikow, EugeniuszEugeniusz SzaposznikowPolandPolish Air Force/Royal Air Force8⅓
Drummond, John FraserJohn Fraser DrummondUKRoyal Air Force8⅓
Howard, James H.James H. HowardUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8⅓(2⅓ AVG)
Gabriel, Franklin T.Franklin T. GabrielUnited StatesU.S. Navy
McMillan, George B.George B. McMillanUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces(+1 ground)
Pietrasiak, AdolfAdolf PietrasiakPolandPolish Air Force/Royal Air Force8.10
Mix, ErichErich MixGermanyLuftwaffe8(+3 in World War I)(13?)
Büttner, ErichErich BüttnerGermanyLuftwaffe8(jet ace)
Weihs, Hans-DieterHans-Dieter WeihsGermanyLuftwaffe8(jet ace)
Ainlay, John M.John M. AinlayUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8(7?)
Alison, John R.John R. AlisonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Allen (USAAF), David W.David W. Allen (USAAF)United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Bardshar, Frederick A.Frederick A. BardsharUnited StatesU.S. Navy8
Barnard, Lloyd G.Lloyd G. BarnardUnited StatesU.S. Navy8
Benz, Jr., Walter G.Walter G. Benz, Jr.United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Bonneau, William J.William J. BonneauUnited StatesU.S. Navy8
Booth, Robert J.Robert J. BoothUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Burnett, Jr., Roy O.Roy O. Burnett, Jr.United StatesU.S. Navy8
Carroll, Jr., Walter J.Walter J. Carroll, Jr.United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Case, William N.William N. CaseUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps8
Collinsworth, J. D.J. D. CollinsworthUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8(6?)
Cruikshank, Arthur W.Arthur W. CruikshankUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Damstrom, Fernley H.Fernley H. DamstromUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Dobbin, John F.John F. DobbinUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps8
Doner, Landis E.Landis E. DonerUnited StatesU.S. Navy8
Dorsch, Frederick J.Frederick J. DorschUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Duke, Walter F.Walter F. DukeUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Edens, William C.William C. EdensUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8(+3 ground)
Elder, John L.John L. ElderUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8(+13 ground)
Evenson, Eric A.Eric A. EvensonUnited StatesU.S. Navy8
Fielder, Jr., Arthur C.Arthur C. Fielder, Jr.United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Fleming, Francis M.Francis M. FlemingUnited StatesU.S. Navy8
Fowle, James M.James M. FowleUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Gardner, William A.William A. GardnerUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Gaunt, FrankFrank GauntUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8(7?)
Gerard, Francis R.Francis R. GerardUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Gile, Clement D.Clement D. GileUnited StatesU.S. Navy8
Glenn, Maxwell H.Maxwell H. GlennUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8(5?; +3 ground)
Gordon, Mathew M.Mathew M. GordonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Griffin, Richard J.Richard J. GriffinUnited StatesU.S. Navy8
Grosshuesch, Leroy V.Leroy V. GrosshueschUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Gutt, Fred E.Fred E. GuttUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps8
Hadden, Jr., Mayo A.Mayo A. Hadden, Jr.United StatesU.S. Navy8
Harris, Frederick A.Frederick A. HarrisUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Hart, Kenneth F.Kenneth F. HartUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Herman (or Hernan), Jr., Edwin J.Edwin J. Herman (or Hernan), Jr.United StatesU.S. Marine Corps8
Hollowell, George L.George L. HollowellUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps8
Horne, AngusAngus HorneUKRoyal Air Force8
Ilfrey, Jack E.Jack E. IlfreyUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Jackson, Michael J.Michael J. JacksonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8(+5½ ground)
Johnson, Byron M.Byron M. JohnsonUnited StatesU.S. Navy8
Johnson, John M.John M. JohnsonUnited StatesU.S. Navy8
Jones, John L.John L. JonesUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Kinnard, Claiborne H.Claiborne H. KinnardUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8(+17 ground)
Kunz, Charles M.Charles M. KunzUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps8
Leonard, William N.William N. LeonardUnited StatesU.S. Navy8
Lewis, William H.William H. LewisUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Lindsay, Elvin L.Elvin L. LindsayUnited StatesU.S. Navy8
Maloney, Thomas E.Thomas E. MaloneyUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8(7?)
Maxwell, William R.William R. MaxwellUnited StatesU.S. Navy8
May, Jr., EarlEarl May, Jr.United StatesU.S. Navy8
Miller, Johnnie G.Johnnie G. MillerUnited StatesU.S. Navy8
Momyer, William W.William W. MomyerUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Mulcahey, Douglas W.Douglas W. MulcaheyUnited StatesU.S. Navy8
Murphy, Alva C.Alva C. MurphyUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Narr, Joseph L.Joseph L. NarrUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps8
Novotny, George P.George P. NovotnyUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces9
O'Neill, John G.John G. O'NeillUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Owen, Edward M.Edward M. OwenUnited StatesU.S. Navy8
Post, Nathan T.Nathan T. PostUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps8
Prater, Jr., Luther D.Luther D. Prater, Jr.United StatesU.S. Navy8
Roddy, Edward F.Edward F. RoddyUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Rowland, Robert R.Robert R. RowlandUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Sangermano (FO), PhilipPhilip Sangermano (FO)United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Sawyer, Charles W.Charles W. SawyerUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8(2¼ AVG)
Schiltz Jr., Glenn D.Glenn D. Schiltz Jr.United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Scott, David A.David A. ScottUnited StatesU.S. Navy8(9?)
Shafer, Dale E.Dale E. ShaferUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Shaw, Robert M.Robert M. ShawUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Shomo, William A.William A. ShomoUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Smith, Robert H.Robert H. SmithUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Stanley, Gordon A.Gordon A. StanleyUnited StatesU.S. Navy8
Stanton, ArlandArland StantonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Sublett, John L.John L. SublettUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Tapp, James B.James B. TappUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Tovrea, Philip E.Philip E. TovreaUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Tyler, James O.James O. TylerUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Vogt, Jr., John W.John W. Vogt, Jr.United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Wagner, Boyd D. "Buzz"Boyd D. "Buzz" WagnerUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Warford, Victor E.Victor E. WarfordUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8
Warner, Arthur T.Arthur T. WarnerUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps8
Weaver, Charles E.Charles E. WeaverUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces8(+3 ground)
Wilson, Rex KerslakeRex Kerslake WilsonAustraliaRoyal Australian Air Force8
Winters, Jr., Theodore H.Theodore H. Winters, Jr.United StatesU.S. Navy8
Yost, Donald K.Donald K. YostUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps8
Lang, Joseph L.Joseph L. LangUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces7.83
Stewart, Everett W.Everett W. StewartUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces7.83(+1.5 ground)
Jeka, JózefJózef JekaPolandPolish Air Forces/Royal Air Force
Pietrzak, HenrykHenryk PietrzakPolandPolish Air Forces/Royal Air Force
Burriss, Howard M.Howard M. BurrissUnited StatesU.S. Navy
Agazarian, Noel le ChevalierNoel le Chevalier AgazarianUKRoyal Air Force7
Godefroy, Hugh C.Hugh C. GodefroyNetherlands/CanadaRoyal Air Force/RCAF7
Prues, WalterWalter PruesGermanyLuftwaffe7(Night Fighter)
Ambs, AlfredAlfred AmbsGermanyLuftwaffe7(jet ace)
Becker, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz BeckerGermanyLuftwaffe7(jet ace)
Köster, FranzFranz KösterGermanyLuftwaffe7(jet ace)
Eberspächer, HelmutHelmut EberspächerGermanyLuftwaffe7
Drobiński, BolesławBolesław DrobińskiPolandPolish Air Force/Royal Air Force7
Bełc, MarianMarian BełcPolandPolish Air Force/Royal Air Force7
Karubin, StanisławStanisław KarubinPolandPolish Air Force/Royal Air Force7
Doglio, Furio NiclotFurio Niclot DoglioItalyRegia Aeronautica7
Dahms, Kenneth J.Kenneth J. DahmsUnited StatesU.S. Navy
Chui-Kang, LiuLiu Chui-Kang / Liu CuigangChinaChinese Nationalist Air Force7
Woods, Sydney S.Sydney S. WoodsUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces7
William AndersonSwedenU.S. Army Air Forces7(+ V-1 robot 17 June 1944.[5])
Dibb, Robert A.Robert A. DibbUnited StatesU.S. Navy7
O'Hare, Edward "Butch"Edward "Butch" O'HareUnited StatesU.S. Navy7
Pierce, Sammy A.Sammy A. PierceUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces7
Roberson, Arval J.Arval J. RobersonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces7(+1 ground)
Serafini, FerruccioFerruccio SerafiniItalyRegia Aeronautica7
Shipman, ErnestErnest ShipmanUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces7
Woody, Robert E.Robert E. WoodyUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces7(+ 2 ground)
Graham, Gordon M.Gordon M. GrahamUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces7(+ 9.5 ground)
Marshall, Jr., Bert W.Bert W. Marshall, Jr.United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces7(+ 4 ground)
Foskett, RussellRussell FoskettAustraliaRoyal Australian Air Force
Oblach, GiuseppeGiuseppe OblachItalyRegia Aeronautica7
Osterkamp, TheoTheo OsterkampGermanyLuftwaffe6(+32 in World War I)
Baschirotto, GianLinoGianLino BaschirottoItalyRegia Aeronautica6(+ 5 in Spanish Civil War)
Bassi, LivioLivio BassiItalyRegia Aeronautica6
Budanova, YekaterinaYekaterina BudanovaSoviet UnionSoviet Air Force6(+ 5 shared - possibly 11 individual wins.[6])
Fibbia, GuidoGuido FibbiaItalyRegia Aeronautica6(+ 3 Spanish Civil War)
Olson, Norman E.Norman E. OlsonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces6(+ 2 ground)
Haviland, Jr., Fred R.Fred R. Haviland, Jr.United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces6(+ 6 ground)
Pniak, KarolKarol PniakPolandPolish Air Force/Royal Air Force6.75
Stapleton, Basil Gerald "Stapme"Basil Gerald "Stapme" StapletonSouth AfricaRoyal Air Force6.66
Yi-Chin, LeLe Yi-Chin / Le YiqinChinaChinese Nationalist Air Force6
Paszkiewicz, LudwikLudwik PaszkiewiczPolandPolish Air Force/Royal Air Force6
Whalen, James HenryJames Henry WhalenCanadaRoyal Canadian Air Force6
Janus, StefanStefan JanusPolandPolish Air Force/Royal Air Force6
Mollard, Jr., Norman W.Norman W. Mollard, Jr.[7]United StatesU.S. Navy6
Bille, Henry S.Henry S. BilleUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces6(+4 ground)
Brown, Harry W.Harry W. BrownCanadaCanadian Expeditionary Force6
Witt, Jr., Lynn E.Lynn E. Witt, Jr.United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces6
Whalen, William E.William E. WhalenUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces6(+2 ground)
Laird, Dean (Diz) S.Dean (Diz) S. LairdUnited StatesU.S. Navy
Compton, Gordon B.Gordon B. ComptonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces(+15 ground)
Fortier, Norman J.Norman J. FortierUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5.83(+5.5 ground)
Koraleski, Walter J.Walter J. KoraleskiUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5.54
Cundy, WilliamWilliam CundyAustraliaRoyal Australian Air Force
Lenfest, Charles W.Charles W. LenfestUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces(+2 ground)
Minchew, Leslie D.Leslie D. MinchewUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces(+ 1/2 ground)
Stark, LaurenceLaurence StarkUKRoyal Air Force
Rutkowski, KazimierzKazimierz RutkowskiPolandPolish Air Force/Royal Air Force
Witorzeńć, StefanStefan WitorzeńćPolandPolish Air Force/Royal Air Force
Duffy, Jr, James E.James E. Duffy, JrUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5.2(+9 ground)
Myers, Raymond B.Raymond B. MyersUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5(+4 ground)
Cullerton, William J.William J. CullertonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5(+15 ground)
Gregory, Hayden A. "Buck"Hayden A. "Buck" GregoryUnited StatesU.S. Navy5(Probably 3 more.)
Heim, JosephJoseph HeimGermanyLuftwaffe5(jet ace)
Schreiber, AlfredAlfred SchreiberGermanyLuftwaffe5(first confirmed jet ace)
Steinhilper, UlrichUlrich SteinhilperGermanyLuftwaffe5(jet ace)
Tilli, PenttiPentti TilliFinlandFinnish Air Force5
Abernathy, Robert W.Robert W. AbernathyUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Ackerman, Fred T.Fred T. AckermanUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Adair, Oliver L.Oliver L. AdairUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Adams (USAAF), Robert H.Robert H. Adams (USAAF)United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Agnew, John W.John W. AgnewUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Allen (USAAF), William H.William H. Allen (USAAF)United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Alley Jr, Stuart C.Stuart C. Alley JrUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps5
Ambort, Ernest J.Ernest J. AmbortUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Ammon, Robert H.Robert H. AmmonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5(+ 9 ground)
Amsden, Benjamin C.Benjamin C. AmsdenUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Anderson, Leslie E.Leslie E. AndersonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Anderson (USAAF), Richard H.Richard H. Anderson (USAAF)United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Arasmith, Lester L.Lester L. ArasmithUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Aron, William E.William E. AronUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Asbury, Richard W.Richard W. AsburyUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Aust, Abner M.Abner M. AustUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Axtell, Eugene D.Eugene D. AxtellUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Baccus, Donald A.Donald A. BaccusUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Bade, Jack A.Jack A. BadeUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Bailey, Oscar C.Oscar C. BaileyUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Baird, Raphael F.Raphael F. BairdUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Balch, Donald L.Donald L. BalchUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps5
Baldwin, Robert P.Robert P. BaldwinUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Bank, Raymond W.Raymond W. BankUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Barackman, Bruce M.Bruce M. BarackmanUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Barber, Rex T.Rex T. BarberUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Barkey, Robert M.Robert M. BarkeyUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Barnes, Truman S.Truman S. BarnesUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Baumler, AlbertAlbert BaumlerUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5(+ 6 in Spanish Civil War)
Bearden, Aaron L.Aaron L. BeardenUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Beavers Jr, Edward H.Edward H. Beavers JrUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Benne, LouisLouis BenneUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Berkheimer, Jack S.Jack S. BerkheimerUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Bertelson, Richard L.Richard L. BertelsonUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Billo, James D.James D. BilloUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Bishop, Lewis S.Lewis S. BishopUnited StaetsAVG5
Bishop, Walter D.Walter D. BishopUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Blair, Foster J.Foster J. BlairUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Blair, William K.William K. BlairUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Blaydes, Richard B.Richard B. BlaydesUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Bocquin, Victor E.Victor E. BocquinUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Bolyard, John W.John W. BolyardUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Bonebrake, Robert R.Robert R. BonebrakeUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Bonner Jr, Robert R.Robert R. Bonner JrUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Bordelon, Guy P.Guy P. BordelonUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Borley, Clarence A.Clarence A. BorleyUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Bostrom, Ernest O.Ernest O. BostromUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Bowen, Wilbur L.Wilbur L. BowenUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Bowker, Fred E.Fred E. BowkerUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Bradley, John L.John L. BradleyUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Braun, Richard L.Richard L. BraunUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps5
Brown, Gerald A.Gerald A. BrownUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Brown, Jasper R.Jasper R. BrownUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Bruneau, Paul J.Paul J. BruneauUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Buchanan, Robert L.Robert L. BuchananUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Burns, Robert G.Robert G. BurnsUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Byrnes, Robert L.Robert L. ByrnesUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Carder, John B.John B. CarderUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Carlton, William A.William A. CarltonUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps5
Castle, Nial K.Nial K. CastleUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Champion, Henry K.Henry K. ChampionUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Chandler, George T.George T. ChandlerUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Chandler, Van E.Van E. ChandlerUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5(+ 3 in Korea)
Cielinski, Joseph J.Joseph J. CielinskiUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Cleaveland, Arthur B.Arthur B. CleavelandUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Clements, Donald C.Donald C. ClementsUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Clements, Robert E.Robert E. ClementsUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Clinger, Dallas A.Dallas A. ClingerUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Cloud, Vivian A.Vivian A. CloudUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Cochran, Paul R.Paul R. CochranUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Collins, William F.William F. CollinsUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Colman, Philip E.Philip E. ColmanUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5(+ 4 in Korea)
Comstock, Harold E.Harold E. ComstockUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Condon, Harry L.Harry L. CondonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Coons, Merle M.Merle M. CoonsUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Cornell, Leland B.Leland B. CornellUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Cox, Ralph L.Ralph L. CoxUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Cranfill, Niven K.Niven K. CranfillUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Crombie, William S.William S. CrombieUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Cross, John O.John O. CrossUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Culbertson, Omer W.Omer W. CulbertsonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Cundy, Arthur C.Arthur C. CundyUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Curton, Warren D.Warren D. CurtonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Daniel, William A.William A. DanielUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Davies, Clarence E.Clarence E. DaviesUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Davis, Leonard K.Leonard K. DavisUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps5
Dawkins Jr, George E.George E. Dawkins JrUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps5
Dahl, RoaldRoald DahlUKRoyal Air Force5
Day Jr, William C.William C. Day JrUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Deakins, Richard S.Richard S. DeakinsUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Della, GeorgeGeorge DellaUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Denoff, Reuben H.Reuben H. DenoffUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Dick, Frederick E.Frederick E. DickUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Dikovitsky, MichaelMichael DikovitskyUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Dorris, Harry W.Harry W. DorrisUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Doyle, Cecil J.Cecil J. DoyleUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps5
Drake, Charles W.Charles W. DrakeUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps5
Driscoll, Daniel B.Daniel B. DriscollUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Driscoll, WillieWillie DriscollUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Dubisher, Francis E.Francis E. DubisherUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Dubois, Charles H.Charles H. DuboisUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Duffy (USN), James E.James E. Duffy (USN)United StatesU.S. Navy5
Duffy, Richard E.Richard E. DuffyUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Egen Jr, Joseph L.Joseph L. Egen JrUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Elwood, Hugh M.Hugh M. ElwoodUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps5
Empey, James W.James W. EmpeyUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Erickson, Lyle A.Lyle A. EricksonUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Ernst, Herman E.Herman E. ErnstUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Farmer, Charles D.Charles D. FarmerUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Farnsworth Jr, Robert A.Robert A. Farnsworth JrUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Farrell (USMC), WilliamWilliam Farrell (USMC)United StatesU.S. Marine Corps5
Faxon, Richard D.Richard D. FaxonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Felts, Marion C.Marion C. FeltsUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Fenex Jr, James E.James E. Fenex JrUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Fiedler (USAAF), WilliamWilliam Fiedler (USAAF)United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Fields Jr, Virgil C.Virgil C. Fields JrUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Finn, Howard J.Howard J. FinnUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps5
Fischette, Charles R.Charles R. FischetteUnited STatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Fisk, Harry E.Harry E. FiskUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Flack Jr, Nelson D.Nelson D. Flack JrUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Flinn, Kenneth A.Kenneth A. FlinnUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Foltz, Ralph E.Ralph E. FoltzUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Fontana, Paul J.Paul J. FontanaUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps5
Ford, Claude E.Claude E. FordUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Ford, Kenneth M.Kenneth M. FordUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps5
Formanek Jr, GeorgeGeorge Formanek JrUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Galt, Dwight B.Dwight B. GaltUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Gardner, Warner F.Warner F. GardnerUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Gayler, NoelNoel GaylerUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Gerick, Steven N.Steven N. GerickUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Ghelson, Grover D.Grover D. GhelsonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Gibb, Robert D.Robert D. GibbUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Gladen, Cyrus R.Cyrus R. GladenUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Godson, Lindley W.Lindley W. GodsonUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Gould, Norman D.Norman D. GouldUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Graffer, GiorgioGiorgio GrafferItalyRegia Aeronautica5
Graham, Robert F.Robert F. GrahamUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Graham, Vernon E.Vernon E. GrahamUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Gregory, Hayden A.Hayden A. GregoryUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Griffith, Robert C.Robert C. GriffithUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Grosvenor Jr, WilliamWilliam Grosvenor JrUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Gupton, Cheatham W.Cheatham W. GuptonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Hacking, Albert E.Albert E. HackingUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps5
Hagerstrom, James P.James P. HagerstromUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces6
Hammer, Samuel E.Samuel E. HammerUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Hanna, Harry T.Harry T. HannaUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Hansenman, Christopher J.Christopher J. HansenmanUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Harman, Walter R.Walter R. HarmanUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Harris (USAAF), Thomas L.Thomas L. Harris (USAAF)United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Hartley, Raymond E.Raymond E. HartleyUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Hatch, Herbert B.Herbert B. HatchUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Hauver, Charles D.Charles D. HauverUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Haworth, Russell C.Russell C. HaworthUnited STatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Hayde, Frank R.Frank R. HaydeUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Hearrell, Frank C.Frank C. HearrellUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Held Jr, Charles F.Charles F. Held JrUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Henderson Jr, Paul M.Paul M. Henderson JrUnited SatesU.S. Navy5
Hendricks, Randall W.Randall W. HendricksUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Hill, James E.James E. HillUnited StaetsU.S. Army Air Forces5
Hillary, Richard HopeRichard Hope HillaryAustraliaRoyal Air Force5(+2 probables)
Hillman, Donald E.Donald E. HillmanUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Hippe, Kenneth G.Kenneth G. HippeUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Hiro, Edwin M.Edwin M. HiroUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Hnatio, Myron M.Myron M. HnatioUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Hoag, John B.John B. HoagUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Hodges, William R.William R. HodgesUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Hoffman, Cullen J.Cullen J. HoffmanUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Hoffman, LouisLouis HoffmanUnited StatesAVG5
Houck, Herbert N.Herbert N. HouckUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Hoyt, Edward R.Edward R. HoytUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Hubbard, Mark E.Mark E. HubbardUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Hudson, Howard R.Howard R. HudsonUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Hunter, Alvaro J.Alvaro J. HunterUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Icard, Joseph W.Joseph W. IcardUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Ireland, Julius W.Julius W. IrelandUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps5
Isaacson, Clayton M.Clayton M. IsaacsonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Jensen, Hayden M.Hayden M. JensenUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Johnson, Evan M.Evan M. JohnsonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Johnson, Wallace R.Wallace R. JohnsonUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Jones, Curran L.Curran L. JonesUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Jones, Frank C.Frank C. JonesUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5(+ 5.5 ground)
Jones, Lynn F.Lynn F. JonesUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Jones, Warren L.Warren L. JonesUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Jorda, Joseph W.Joseph W. JordaUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Julian, William M.William M. JulianUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Kendrick, CharlesCharles KendrickUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps5
Kennedy, DanielDaniel KennedyUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Kidwell, Robert H.Robert H. KidwellUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Kimball, Melvin B.Melvin B. KimballUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Kincaid, John R.John R. KincaidUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
King (USAF), Charles W.Charles W. King (USAF)United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
King, David L.David L. KingUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Kirby, Marion F.Marion F. KirbyUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Kirkland, Lenton F.Lenton F. KirklandUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Knapp, Robert H.Robert H. KnappUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Knott, Carroll S.Carroll S. KnottUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Kopsel, Edward H.Edward H. KopselUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Kostic, William J.William J. KosticUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Laird, Wayne W.Wayne W. LairdUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps5
Lamoreaux, William E.William E. LamoreauxUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Lampe, Richard C.Richard C. LampeUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Laney, WillisWillis LaneyUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Langdon, Ned W.Ned W. LangdonUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Lanphier, Thomas G.Thomas G. LanphierUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Lathrope, Franklin C.Franklin C. LathropeUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Laughlin, Charles H.Charles H. LaughlinUnited StatesAVG5
Laven, GeorgeGeorge LavenUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Lazear, Earl R.Earl R. LazearUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Lee, Harold K.Harold K. LeeUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Lee, Richard J.Richard J. LeeUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Leikness, Marlow J.Marlow J. LeiknessUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Lenfest, Charles W.Charles W. LenfestUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Lenox Jr, JackJack Lenox JrUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Leppla, John A.John A. LepplaUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Lewelling, Alfred B.Alfred B. LewellingUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Liles, Brooks J.Brooks J. LilesUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5(+ 4 in Korea)
Lillie, Hugh D.Hugh D. LillieUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Little, James W.James W. LittleUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5(+ 1 in Korea)
London, Charles P.Charles P. LondonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Lopez, DonaldDonald LopezUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Loving, Jr., George G.George G. Loving, Jr.United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Luma, John F.John F. LumaUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Lutton, Lowell C.Lowell C. LuttonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Mackay, John A.John A. MackayUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Magoffin, Morton D.Morton D. MagoffinUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Mahon, KeithKeith MahonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Mankin, Jackson C.Jackson C. MankinUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Mankin, Lee P.Lee P. MankinUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
March Jr, Harry A.Harry A. March JrUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Mariotti, LuigiLuigi MariottiItalyRegia Aeronautica5
Marsh, Lester C.Lester C. MarshUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Martin Jr, Albert E.Albert E. Martin JrUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Martin, Kenneth R.Kenneth R. MartinUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Mason, Joseph L.Joseph L. MasonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Mathis, William H.William H. MathisUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Matte, Joseph Z.Joseph Z. MatteUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Maxwell, Chester K.Chester K. MaxwellUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Mayo, Benjamin I.Benjamin I. MayoUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
McArthur, Paul G.Paul G. McArthurUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
McCartney Jr, Henry A.Henry A. McCartney JrUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps5
McCudden, Leo B.Leo B. McCuddenUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
McDownough, William F.William F. McDownoughUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
McElroy, James N.James N. McElroyUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5(+ 6 ground)
McGinn, John L.John L. McGinnUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
McGinty, Selva E.Selva E. McGintyUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps5
McGuffin, Samuel E.Samuel E. McGuffinUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
McGuyrt, John W.John W. McGuyrtUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
McKinley, Donald J.Donald J. McKinleyUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
McMillan, George.George. McMillanUnited StatesAVG5
MacMinn, Evan D.Evan D. MacMinnUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
McPherson, Donald M.Donald M. McPhersonUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Merritt Jr, George L.George L. Merritt JrUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5(+ 6 ground)
Michaelis, Frederick H.Frederick H. MichaelisUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Miller, EverettEverett MillerUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Miller, Joseph E.Joseph E. MillerUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Milliken, Robert C.Robert C. MillikenUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Milton, CharlesCharles MiltonUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Mitralexis, MarinosMarinos MitralexisGreeceGreek Air Force5
Mollenhauer, Arthur P.Arthur P. MollenhauerUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Monk, Franklin H.Franklin H. MonkUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Moore, Robert H.Robert H. MooreUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Morriss, Paul V.Paul V. MorrissUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Munson, Arthur H.Arthur H. MunsonUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Myers, Jennings S.Jennings S. MyersUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Myshrall, Joseph R.Joseph R. MyshrallUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Nelson, Leslie D.Leslie D. NelsonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Nelson, Robert J.Robert J. NelsonUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Nichols, Franklin A.Franklin A. NicholsUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Nollmeyer, Edward M.Edward M. NollmeyerUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Novak, Marvin R.Marvin R. NovakUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Oberhansky, Jack G.Jack G. OberhanskyUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
O'Brien Jr, FrankFrank O'Brien JrUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Olander, Edwin L.Edwin L. OlanderUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps5
Olsen, Austin L.Austin L. OlsenUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Paul E. OlsonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Omiccioli, EnzoEnzo OmiccioliItalyRegia Aeronautica5
O'Neill Jr, Eugene W.Eugene W. O'Neill JrUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
O'Neill, Lawrence F.Lawrence F. O'NeillUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Osher, Ernest K.Ernest K. OsherUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Overcash, Robert J.Robert J. OvercashUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Overton Jr, Edward W.Edward W. Overton JrUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Owens, Joel A.Joel A. OwensUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Paisley, Melvyn R.Melvyn R. PaisleyUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Parham, Forrest F.Forrest F. ParhamUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Paulk, EdselEdsel PaulkUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Perdomo, Oscar F.Oscar F. PerdomoUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Petach, JohnJohn PetachUnited StatesAVG5(all 5 AVG)
Petrosellini, CostantinoCostantino PetroselliniItalyRegia Aeronautica5
Philips III, David P.David P. Philips IIIUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Phillips, Edward A.Edward A. PhillipsUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Phillips, HydeHyde PhillipsUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps5
Pool, Kenneth R.Kenneth R. PoolUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Popek, Edward S.Edward S. PopekUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Porter, Robert B.Robert B. PorterUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps5
Poske, George H.George H. PoskeUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps5
Powell, Ernest A.Ernest A. PowellUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps5
Powers, MacArthurMacArthur PowersUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Price, Jack C.Jack C. PriceUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Priest, Royce W.Royce W. PriestUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Pryor, Roger C.Roger C. PryorUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Quigley, Donald L.Donald L. QuigleyUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Raines, Robert J.Robert J. RainesUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5(3 AVG)
Ramlo, Orvin H.Orvin H. RamloUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps5
Reese, WIlliam C.WIlliam C. ReeseUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Reulet, Joseph E.Joseph E. ReuletUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Rhodes, Thomas W.Thomas W. RhodesUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Rieger, Vincent A.Vincent A. RiegerUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Ritchey, AndrewAndrew RitcheyUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Roberts, Newell O.Newell O. RobertsUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Robinson, Leroy W.Leroy W. RobinsonUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Robinson, Ross F.Ross F. RobinsonUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Rose, FranklinFranklin RoseUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Rounds, Gerald L.Gerald L. RoundsUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Rudolph, Henry S.Henry S. RudolphUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Rynne, William A.William A. RynneUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Scarborough, Hartwell V.Hartwell V. ScarboroughUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps5
Schank, Thomas D.Thomas D. SchankUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Schecter, Gordon E.Gordon E. SchecterUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Schell, John L.John L. SchellUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Scherer, RaymondRaymond SchererUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps5
Schilke, James F.James F. SchilkeUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Schriber, LouisLouis SchriberUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Schuh, Duerr H.Duerr H. SchuhUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Schultz, Robert B.Robert B. SchultzUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Sealey, Harry H.Harry H. SealeyUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Sears, Alexander F.Alexander F. SearsUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
See, Robert B.Robert B. SeeUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps5
Seganti, CarloCarlo SegantiItalyRegia Aeronautica5
Seidman, Robert K.Robert K. SeidmanUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Shields, Charles A.Charles A. ShieldsUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Sipes, Lester H.Lester H. SipesUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Sistrunk, FrankFrank SistrunkUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Smith, Jack R.Jack R. SmithUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Smith (USAF), Kenneth B.Kenneth B. Smith (USAF)United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Smith, Kenneth D.Kenneth D. SmithUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Smith (USAF), Paul A.Paul A. Smith (USAF)United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5(incl 1 V-1 rocket)
Smith, Virgil H.Virgil H. SmithUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Sonner Jr, Irl V.Irl V. Sonner JrUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Southerland, James J.James J. SoutherlandUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Spurgin, ArthurArthur SpurginAustraliaRoyal Australian Air Force5
Spitler, Clyde P.Clyde P. SpitlerUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Stangel, William J.William J. StangelUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Stanley, Morris A.Morris A. StanleyUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Stebbins, Edgar E.Edgar E. StebbinsUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Stefanski, Edward J.Edward J. StefanskiUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Stehle, Raymond D.Raymond D. StehleUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Stone, Carl V.Carl V. StoneUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Strange, Johnnie C.Johnnie C. StrangeUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Suehr, Richard C.Richard C. SuehrUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Sullivan, Charles P.Charles P. SullivanUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Sutcliffe, Robert C.Robert C. SutcliffeUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Sutherland, John F.John F. SutherlandUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Swinburne Jr., John F.John F. Swinburne Jr.United StatesU.S. Navy5
Sykes, William J.William J. SykesUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5(+ 5 ground)
Synar, StanleyStanley SynarUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps5
Taylor, Oliver B.Oliver B. TaylorUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Taylor (USN), William W.William W. Taylor (USN)United StatesU.S. Navy5
Thompson, Robert D.Robert D. ThompsonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Tierney, Robert E.Robert E. TierneyUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5(incl 1 V-1 rocket)
Tilley, John A.John A. TilleyUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Toaspern, Edward W.Edward W. ToaspernUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Topliff, John W.John W. TopliffUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Tordoff, Harrison B.Harrison B. TordoffUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Torkelson, Ross E.Ross E. TorkelsonUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Townsend, Eugene P.Eugene P. TownsendUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Troxell, Clifton H.Clifton H. TroxellUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Van Der Linden, Peter J.Peter J. Van Der LindenUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Van Dyke, Rudolph D.Rudolph D. Van DykeUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Vaught Jr., Robert H.Robert H. Vaught Jr.United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Vogt, John E.John E. VogtUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Waggoner, Horace Q.Horace Q. WaggonerUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5(+ 7.5 ground)
Walker Jr., Walter B.Walter B. Walker Jr.United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Ward, Lyttleton T.Lyttleton T. WardUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Warren, Jack R.Jack R. WarrenUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Watson, Ralph J.Ralph J. WatsonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Wheatherford, Sidney W.Sidney W. WheatherfordUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Webb, Willard J.Willard J. WebbUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Weissenberger, Gregory J.Gregory J. WeissenbergerUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps5
Welch, Darrell G.Darrell G. WelchUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Welles, Albert P.Albert P. WellesUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps5
West, Robert G.Robert G. WestUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
White, Harry S.Harry S. WhiteUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
White (USAF), John H.John H. White (USAF)United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Wilhelm, David C.David C. WilhelmUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Wilkins, Paul H.Paul H. WilkinsUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Wilson, William F.William F. WilsonUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Williams, Russell D.Russell D. WilliamsUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Winston, Robert A.Robert A. WinstonUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Wire, Ralph L.Ralph L. WireUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Wiseman, Lee V.Lee V. WisemanUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Wolford, John L.John L. WolfordUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Wrenn, George L.George L. WrennUnited StatesU.S. Navy5
Wright, Max J.Max J. WrightUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Wynn, Vasseure F.Vasseure F. WynnUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5(incl 2.5 with RAF)
Yaeger Jr., Robert R.Robert R. Yaeger Jr.United StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
York, Robert M.Robert M. YorkUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5
Yunck, Michael R.Michael R. YunckUnited StatesU.S. Marine Corps5
Archer, LeeLee ArcherUnited StatesU.S. Army Air Forces5(Only African American ace.)


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  2. ^ Massimello and Apostolo pp. 86-87
  3. ^ Morgan and Weal 1998, p. 64.
  4. ^ Rajlich and Boshniakov 2004, p. ?.
  5. ^ Swedes at War: Willing Warriors of a Neutral Nation, 1914-1945 , author Lars Gyllenhaal and Lennart Westberg (2010) ISBN 978-0-9777563-1-5
  6. ^ Seidl p. 324
  7. ^ The Free Lance-Star Obituary 2 November 2007, p. B4.
  8. ^ Toliver and Constable 1998, p. 389.
  9. ^ Spick 1996, p. 234.
  1. ^ by 1945, combat experienced Japanese airmen were often detailed to provide fighter escort for newer inexperienced Kamikazi pilots en route to their targets in the Pacific

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