Aircraft of the Aces

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  1. aurora-7

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    #1 aurora-7, Aug 4, 2016
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    How about something that can bring in a diverse range of fighter craft. this idea was done about 2 years ago and I was hoping people would be ready again.

    I was tooling around making a list of aces and thought of getting a collection going of the aircraft of the top aces from WWII. I made a list of people that had the highest scores grouped by their nationality and service (army/navy).

    Here's that list with a general aircraft associated with the pilot. It's listed in order by score and lists the pilot's name, native country, score, aircraft associated with. It's not complete in the marks of the aircraft they flew and I know the actual score counts are debatable but this is what I'm going with.

    Erich Hartmann Germany Luftwaffe 352 BF-109s

    Ilmari Juutilainen Finland Finnish Air Force 94 Brewster Buffalo

    Tetsuzo Iwamoto Japan Imperial Japanese Navy 80 A6M2b

    Ivan Kozhedub Soviet Union Soviet Air Force 66 LA-5

    Constantin Cantacuzino Romania Royal Romanian Air Force 56 Hurricane/109?

    Satoru Anabuki Japan Imperial Japanese Army 51 ki-43

    Mato Dukovac Croatia Croatian Air Force 44 BF-109G

    Marmaduke 'Pat' Pattle South Africa Royal Air Force 40 Hurricane

    Richard I. Bong United States U.S. Army Air Forces 40 P-38

    David McCampbell United States U.S. Navy 34 F6F

    Pierre Clostermann France Free French Air Force; Royal Air Force 33 Spitfires/Tempests

    Ján Režňák Slovak Republic Slovak Air Force[4] 32 BF-109

    George F. "Buzz" Beurling Canada Royal Air Force 31⅓ Spitfires

    Dezső Szentgyörgyi Hungary Royal Hungarian Air Force 30½ BF-109G

    Clive Caldwell Australia Royal Australian Air Force 28½ P-40B

    Gregory "Pappy" Boyington United States U.S. Marine Corps 28 F4U

    Colin Falkland Gray New Zealand Royal Air Force 27½ Spitfires

    Teresio Vittorio Martinoli Italy Regia Aeronautica 22 C.202 ‘Folgore’

    Stanisław Skalski Poland Polish Air Force/RAF 18.91 PZL 11

    Liu Chi-Sheng / Liu Zhesheng China Chinese Nationalist Air Force 11.3 Hawk III/I-16

    Lee Archer United States U.S. Army Air Forces 5 P-51C

    Any interests in this as a group build?
     
  2. gomwolf

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    AFAIK, more than half of Juutilainen's claims are scored by Bf109...
     
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    The possibility of splitting one of the remaining GB's and including an Aces theme was discussed here. There was not much feedback. You can always start an unofficial GB and see how many join in.
     
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    We can add Gloster Gladiator fot Pattle, A6M3 and A6M5 for Iwamoto, La-7 for Kozhedub, Bf 109F for Dezső Szentgyörgyi, Spitfire IX and P-51B/C (Mustang III) for Skalski...

    Others nationality

    Vicente Beltran or Francisco Merono Pellicer Spain VVS 20 La-5

    James E. Johnson England RAF 34 Spitfires

    Raymond H. Harries Wales RAF 15 Spitfires

    Brendan E. F. Finucane Ireland RAF 26 Spitfires

    Frederick D. Hughes Northern Ireland RAF 18 Defiant/Beaufighter/Mosquito

    James Rankin Scotland RAF 17 Spitfires

    Svein Englund Norway RAF 15 Spitfires

    Karel M. Kuttelwascher Czechoslovakia Armée de l'Air/RAF 18 D-520/Hurricane II

    Ioannis A. Plagis Rhodesia RAF 15 Spitfires

    Remy Van Lierde Belgium RAF 6 Spitfires/Typhoons

    And probably some others...
     
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    Joaquin Garcia Morato, spanish civil war, 40 victories, 36 of them in italian Fiat CR32
     
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    A few more...

    Maj. Stoyan Stoyanov - Royal Bulgarian Air Force - 14 (Bf109)
    Lt. Michael Russo - USAAF - 5 (A-36 Apache)
    Lt. Louis Curdes - USAAF - 10: 7 German, 1 Italian, 1 Japanese, 1 U.S. (P-38/P-51)
     
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