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Wings of Valor: Honoring America’s Fighter Aces

America’s Fighter Aces are among the most elite wartime pilots. To earn that distinction they need to have destroyed at least five enemy planes.  Some 60,000 combat pilots served between World War I and the Vietnam War — only 1,447 became aces. … Continue reading

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