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.