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Interview with Harold E. Fischer: Korean War Jet Ace and POW

Published: January 16, 2007 at 2:37 pm
Colonel Harold Fischer survived two years in a Chinese prison camp after getting shot down over Manchuria.Interview by Bob Bergin

Georges Guynemer: France's World War I Ace Pilot

Jon Guttman | Published: January 05, 2007 at 2:22 pm
Georges Guynemer was only France's second-ranking ace of World War I, but he remains the most famous of them all.

Captain James Jabara: Ace of the Korean War

William B. Allmon | Published: November 14, 2006 at 11:09 am
Captain James Jabara became the first American ace in Korea when he turned his fifth MiG into a 'whirl of fire'...and he had only just begun. Before he was done, he would record 15 'kills.'

George Preddy: Top-Scoring World War II Mustang Ace

Published: November 06, 2006 at 1:41 pm
With 27 1/2 confirmed aerial kills, George Preddy -- the top-scoring Mustang ace of World War II -- was undefeated until he ran into friendly fire on Christmas Day during the 1944 Ardennes offensive.By Kelly Bell

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.
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