American aces in Korea

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All the lists present the following data:
Name and (when known) first name are presented with arbitrary choice for the spelling (russian, german, arab names...).
RANK of the pilot: see the rank page for the meaning of the abbreviations and the equivalence.
According to the pages, COUNTRY, NATION for the nationality or ethnic origin, AIR_SERVICE for the air arm, are provided.
The number of victories represents usually the total of kills (individual plus shared). The shared kills are indicated when known under the form [indiv+shared]. The official score is indicated when different from the total (American and British scores of ww2 for example).
Authors of the SOURCES column are given; report to the bibliography page to find the books, articles, web pages in alphabetical order. The OTHER_SOURCES column presents the divergent scores with sometimes the author of the source.
The DETAIL column shows occasionally the type of kill, balloons, V-1s, ground kills, unconfirmed kills...
The NOTE column exposes different commentaries and for lack of space, abbreviations are used: report to the abbreviation page for their meaning.

Updated: 08/11/2007

Rank First Name Name Korea Ww2 Sources Detail Units Death Note Other Sources
Capt Joseph Jr 'Jo' MCCONNELL 16 F. Olynyk 448BG; 39FIS/51FIW 25/08/1954 B-24, ww2. F-86F top ace, 1953. KIFA.
Maj James 'Jabby' JABARA 15 1,5 F. Olynyk 382FS/363FG; 334FIS/4FIW 17/11/1966 P-51, ETO 44. F-86, Korea, 1951, 1953.
Capt Manuel John Jr 'Pete' FERNANDEZ 14,5 W.Thompson 334FIS/4FIW 17/10/1980 F-86 ace, 1952-53. KIFA 1980.
Maj George Andrew Jr. DAVIS 14 F. Olynyk 342FS/348FG; 334FIS/4FIW 10/02/1952 P-47D, SWP, 1943-44. F-86, 1951-52, KIA.
Col Royal Newman 'The King' BAKER 13 3,5 F. Olynyk 308FS; 336FIS/4FIW Spitfire, MTO, 1943. F-86, Korea 52-53.
Maj Frederick Corbin 'Boots' BLESSE 10 W.Thompson 334FIS/4FIW F-51, F-80, F-86, Korea; Vietnam.
Capt Harold Edward 'Hal' FISCHER 10 W.Thompson 39FIS/51FIW F-84, F-86 ace, 1952-53.
Lt Col Vermont GARRISON 10 7,33 F. Olynyk 336FS/4FG 8AF; 335FIS/4FIW P-47 ace, ETO 43-44. F-86 ace, Korea 53. 11 + 10
Col James Kenneth 'Jimmy' JOHNSON 10 F. Olynyk 404FG; 4FIW(335FIS) P-47, ETO 44. F-86 ace, Korea 1952-53.
Capt Lonnie Raymond MOORE 10 W.Thompson 335FIS/4FIW 10/01/1956 F-86 ace, 1953. KIFA.
Capt Ralph Sherman Jr PARR 10 F. Olynyk 7FS/49FG; 335FIS/4FIW; 12TFW F-86F, Korea 53. F-4, Vietnam 67, 70-71.
Capt Cecil Glenn FOSTER 9 W.Thompson 16FIS/51FIW; 390TFS F-86 ace, Korea 1952-53. Vietnam.
2ndLt James Frederick 'Dad' LOW 9 W.Thompson 335FIS/4FIW; 555TFS/8TFW F-86 ace, 1952. POW N.Vietnam.
Maj James Philo HAGERSTROM 8,5 F. Olynyk 49FG; 334FIS/4FIW, 67FBS/18FBG P-40 ace, N.Guinea 43-44. F-86, 1952-53.
Maj Robinson RISNER 8 W.Thompson 336FIS/4FIW; 67TFS F-86E, Korea 52. F-105D, POW Vietnam 65.
LtCol George Inkerman RUDDELL 8 2,5 F. Olynyk 514FS/406FG; 39FIS/51FIW P-47, ETO 44. F-86F ace, Korea 52-53.
1stLt Henry "Hank" BUTTELMANN 7 W.Thompson 25FIS/51FIW F-86, youngest ace in Korea.
Capt Clifford Dale 'Cliff' JOLLEY 7 F. Olynyk 18FS/343FG; 335FIS/4FIW Aleoutians, 1944. F-86, Korea, 1952.
Capt Leonard William 'Bill' LILLEY 7 F. Olynyk 334FIS/4FIW F-86 ace, 1952-53.
Maj Donald Earl 'Bunny' ADAMS 6,5 F. Olynyk, W.Thompson 55FG/343FS; 51FIW/16FIS 30/08/1952 F-86, 1952. KIFA. 4 ww2 (Toliver)
Col Francis Stanley 'Gabby' GABRESKI 6,5 F. Olynyk 45PS, 61FS/56FG; 4FIW, 51FIW P-47 ace, ETO 43-44. F-86, Korea 51-52.
LtCol George Lamar JONES 6,5 W.Thompson 21FS/413FG; 4FIG, 51FIW, 335FIS P-47, SWP, 1944. F-86, Korea, 1951-53.
Maj Winton Whittier 'Bones' MARSHALL 6,5 W.Thompson 335FIS/4FIW F-86 ace, 1951.
Maj John Franklin 'Jack' BOLT JR. 6 F. Olynyk VMF-214; VMF115, TAD 39FIS/51FIW Black Sheep 43-44. F-9F, F-86, Korea 53.
1stLt James Helms 'Jim' KASLER 6 W.Thompson 20AF (gunner); 335FIS/4FIW; 354TFS/355TFW F-86, Korea 52. F-105, POW N.Vietnam 65.
Capt Robert John 'Bob' LOVE 6 W.Thompson 335FIS/4FIW F-86 ace, 1952.
Maj William Thomas Jr 'Whiz' WHISNER 5,5 15,5 F. Olynyk 352FG/487FG; 334FIS, 4 & 51FIW/25FIS P-51B & D, ETO 44-45. F-86, Korea 51-52.
Col Robert Percy BALDWIN 5 W.Thompson 25 & 39FIS/51FIW, 16FIS F-86, 1953.
Capt Richard Samuel 'Dick' BECKER 5 W.Thompson 334FS/4FIW F-86, 2nd ace, 1951.
Maj Stephen Lambert BETTINGER 5 F. Olynyk 66FS; 336FIS/4FIW P-47, Italy 1944. F-86, Korea 1953.
Capt Clyde BOOMER 5 335FIS F-86, Korea.
Lt Guy P. BORDELON JR 5 W.Thompson VC-3 Only Corsair ace, 1953.
Maj Richard Daniel CREIGHTON 5 R.Toliver, W.Thompson 434FS/479FG; 336FIS/4FIW P-51, ETO 44-45. F-86 ace, Korea 51.
Capt Clyde Alfred CURTIN 5 W.Thompson 335FIS/4FIW F-86F ace, 1952.
Capt Ralph Duane 'Hoot' GIBSON 5 W.Thompson 335FIS/4FIW F-86 ace, 1951.
Capt Iven Carl Jr KINCHELOE 5 W.Thompson 25FIS/51FIW 26/07/1958 F-80, F-86, 1952. Test pilot. KIFA. 10
Capt Robert Thomas 'Cowboy' Jr LATSHAW 5 W.Thompson 335FIS/4FIW 20/04/1956 F-86 ace, Korea, 1952.
1stLt Robert Harold 'Bob' MOORE 5 W.Thompson 336FIS/4FIW, 16FIS/51FIW F-86 ace, 1951-52. O-2, OV-10, Vietnam. 6
Capt Dolphin Dunnaha 'Dolph' OVERTON III 5 W.Thompson 49FBG, 16FIS/51FIW F-84, F-86 ace, 1952-53.
Col Harrison Reed 'Harry' THYNG 5 F. Olynyk 309FS/31FG, 413 FG; 335FIS/4FIG Spitfire, Tunisia 42-43. F-86, Korea. 6 + 5
Maj William Henry 'Willy' WESCOTT 5 W.Thompson 84BG(D), 417BG(L); 25FIS/51FIW Air gunner, ww2. F-86 ace, 1952.
Table: American aces in Korea

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