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World War II: Interview with Ace Pilot Robert S. Johnson

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:18 pm
Flying the big Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, Bob Johnson survived a lot of punishment at the hands of the Luftwaffe. He inflicted even more.

Hermann Graf: World War II Luftwaffe Ace Pilot

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:17 pm
Hermann Graf was one of the Luftwaffe's most decorated -- and forgotten -- aces.

Aviation History: Interview with World War II Soviet Ace Ivan Kozhedub

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:16 pm
Air Marshal Ivan Kozhedub was the highest-scoring fighter pilot flying against the Germans during the early 1940s. He tells what it was like to succeed in a learn-as-you-fight conflict.

Aviation History: Interview with World War II Luftwaffe Ace Günther Rall

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:16 pm
Pulled from the wreckage of his Messerschmitt, Günther Rall was paralyzed, his back broken in three places. Nevertheless, he returned to the air.

Hiroyoshi Nishizawa: Japan's World War II Ace of Aces

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:14 pm
Hiroyoshi Nishizawa was gaunt and sickly looking, but in the cockpit of his Zero fighter he became 'the Devil.'

Lance Wade: World War II RAF Ace Fighter Pilot

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:11 pm
One of Britain's most decorated and highest-scoring fighter pilots was a former mule skinner from east Texas.

William 'Billy Bishop: World War I Canadian Ace Fighter Pilot

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:08 pm
An aggressive pilot and a crack marksman, the young Canadian became a legend and inspired a new generation of aces.

Interview with Retired Brig. General Robert L. Scott - American World War II Ace Pilot and Hero

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:07 pm
A Radio Tokyo broadcast revealed to Colonel Robert L. Scott how effective his 23rd Fighter Group was. 'They were making the point that we were weak because we only had 500 planes,' said Scott. 'At that time we had only 35!'

Interview with World War II American Ace Frank Hurlbut

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:07 pm
Flying over North Africa, Sicily and Italy in 1943, Frank Hurlbut helped wrest the Mediterranean sky from the best fighters and pilots the Luftwaffe had to offer.

Rudolf von Eschwege: German World War I Ace Fighter Pilot

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:07 pm
Rudolf von Eschwege was the only German fighter pilot on World War I's Macedonian Front, but in a little more than a year the intrepid and resourceful flier achieved 20 victories.

World War II: Interview with Czech Ace Frantisek Perina

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:07 pm
Frantisek Perina, one of France's outstanding fighter pilots during the dark days of 1940, was an expatriate Czech in the cockpit of an American-built Curtiss Hawk.

Ernst Udet: The Rise and Fall of a German World War I Ace

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:06 pm
Germany's second-highest-scoring ace of World War I, the colorful and boisterous Ernst Udet, had one of the most remarkable flying careers of the first half of the 20th century.

Captain Eddie Rickenbacker: America's World War I Ace of Aces

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:06 pm
When America's WWI Ace of Aces Edward Rickenbacker became president of Eastern Air Lines, he said: 'I will always keep in mind that I am in the greatest business in the world ... and I can serve humanity more completely in my line of endeavor than in any other.'

World War II: The Cactus Air Force Fought at Guadalcanal

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:01 pm
A small group of die-hard aviators fended off Japanese invaders at Guadalcanal, code-named 'Cactus.'

Robert Stanford Tuck: World War II RAF Ace Pilot

William B. Allmon | Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:01 pm
Tuck's hard-won flying skill and a remarkable run of good fortune contributed to victory in the Battle of Britain.

Red Baron: World War I Ace Fighter Pilot Manfred von Richthofen

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:01 pm
More than eight decades after his death on the Western Front, fighter pilot Manfred von Richthofen's fame remains undimmed.
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