May 1944

Marine Corps Aces

Volume 28, Issue 5

IN recapitulating the status of Marine Corps aces since 10 March 1944, the date of the list published in the April GAZETTE, the high score remained 26 when this went to press. But with Major Foss again in the combat area, it is possible that he will break his own record. Meanwhile it has been announced that an Army Air Force pilot, Captain Richard I. Bong, has topped the record by shooting down 27 enemy planes in the southwest Pacific area.

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