pilots are good.
Some pilots are great.
The best of them all
Flew the P-38.
Col. Al Griebling
are the details we have gathered on pilots who were qualified as
"Aces" (five or more planes shot down) in the P‑38. It's
accurate to the best of our knowledge, but if you find any errors
or omissions, please let us
for Ace by first initial of last name.
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BETTER KNOWN P-38 ACES
Ira Bong (Dick Bong)
Ilfrey (Happy Jack)
B. McGuire, Jr. (Tommy McGuire)
There are many excellent books
written about WWII Aces. Here are a few of the best.
Undoubtedly one of
the finest stories of aerial combat that has ever been written.
fly through the skies with
eight-victory fighter ace, Jack Ilfrey, in his P-38 and thrill to the
stories of aerial combat. Join him on his incredible trip to
becoming one of America's first WWII aces.
ACES OF THE ETO/MTO
by one of our P-38 Association Historians, John Stanaway, this book
traces the careers of many unknown Aces within the USAAF in
the European Theater. Some 17 pilots scored 7 or more kills in the P-38 in the ETO/MTO.
MORE "ACES" BOOKS