Excerpts and pictures from the soldier's "Yank" Magazine as well as other references of the life and times of the World War II era.
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Bong-Ace of Aces
General Douglas MacArthur congratulates Richard I. Bong, World War II Ace of Aces from Poplar, Wisconsin after awarding him the Congressional Medal of Honor at an airstrip on Leyte Island, Philippines.
Photo Credit: Wisconsin Historical Society.
Read more about Richard Bong and his amazing record HERE.
Unfortunately Bong was killed in 1945 performing duties as a test pilot at what is now Edwards Air Force Base.