P-38J-15 (Serial number: 42-103993) of the 475FS, 49FG 5 AF
Flown by Maj. Richard I. Bong
40 kills, America's Ace of aces was a actually a poor shot but made up for it in his flying skills. Bong flew his P-38 so close that it was almost impossible to miss. This is how he downed the enemy. On Dec 12, 1944, Bong was awarded the Medal of Honor by Gen. Douglas MacArthur and married his sweetheart, Marge Vattendahl 5 days later. Sadly, he was killed while testing a new P-80 jet on 6 Aug. 1945.
With the permission of Marge Bong-Drucker, a copy of the original photo is adhered to this panel.
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