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Korean War Aces

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 1/19/2015

A list of the Best of the American Best as seen over the Korean Peninsula (1950-1953).

RANK
PILOT
KILLS
1
Captain Joseph C. McConnell, Jr.
16
2
Major James Jabara
15
3
Captain Manuel J. Fernandez, Jr.
14.5
4
Major George A. Davis, Jr.
14
5
Colonel Royal N. Baker
13
6
Major Frederick C. Blesse
10
7
Captain Harold E. Fischer
10
8
Colonel James K. Johnson
10
9
Lieutenant Colonel Vermont Garrison
10
10
Captain Lonnie R. Moore
10
11
Captain Ralph S. Parr, Jr.
10
12
1st Lieutenant James F. Low
9
13
Captain Cecil G. Foster
9
14
Major James P. Hagerstrom
8.5
15
Major Robinson Risner
8
16
Lieutenant Colonel George I. Ruddell
8
17
Captain Clifford D. Jolley
7
18
Captain Leonard W. Lilley
7
19
1st Lieutenant Henry Buttelmann
7
20
Major W. W. Marshall
6.5
21
Colonel Francis S. Gabreski
6.5
22
Major Donald E. Adams
6.5
23
Lieutenant Colonel George L. Jones
6.5
24
Captain Robert J. Love
6
25
Lieutenant Colonel John F. Bolt (USMC)
6
26
1st Lieutenant James H. Kasler
6
27
Major William T. Whisner, Jr.
5.5
28
Captain Richard S. Becker
5
29
Captain Ralph D. Gibson
5
30
Major Richard D. Creighton
5
31
Captain Robert H. Moore
5
32
Captain Iven C. Kincheloe, Jr.
5
33
Major William H. Westcott
5
34
Captain Robert T. Latshaw, Jr.
5
35
Colonel Harrison R. Thyng
5
36
Captain Dolphin D. Overton
5
37
Colonel Robert P. Baldwin
5
38
Captain Clyde A. Curtin
5
39
Major Stephen L. Bettinger
5
40
Lieutenant Guy Bordelon (USN)
5