ONLY three American fighter pilots have been aces I five times over. The first was a clapper, smiling Army captain of the first World War-Eddie Rickenbacker. Rick and his Hat-in-the-Ring Squadron shot down 21 German planes and five balloons. His record stood unchallenged for 24 years.
The second was Captain-now Major-Joe Foss, the grim, businesslike pilot who fought with the Marines at Guadalcanal. He and his Number 13 Wildcat F4F sent 26 Japanese Zeros and bombers flaming into the Solomons jungles.
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