Posted by: Jacqui Murray | April 9, 2014

Wednesday Hero: Maj. Richard Bong

Maj. Richard BongMaj. Richard Bong
U.S. Army Air Force 24 years old from Poplar, Wisconsin
49th Fighter Group, V Fighter Command
September 25, 1920 – August 6, 1945

Maj. Richard Bong is the United States’ highest-scoring air ace, having shot down at least 40 Japanese aircraft during World War II. He was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) and a recipient of the Medal of Honor. All of his aerial victories were in the P-38 Lightning fighter aircraft.

You can read more on Maj. Bong here

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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