Well - illustrated with photographs and profiles, this rare and wonderful booklet will show you the markings of aircraft flown by Aces in the U.S. Navy during the Second World War.
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( … ) By the end of the Second World War, at least 370 U.S. Navy pilots had qualified for the title of ’ Ace ’, a flier with five or more victories. Approximately 350 U.S. Navy Aces have been listed in previous sources. The research involved in preparation of this book has uncovered at least 25 more names which should be added to the list. It is doubtful that a complete tabulation can ever be made. Officially, the U.S. Navy granted no recognition of the title ’ Ace ’, and made every effort to emphasize team work among its combat fliers. The individual scores tabulated in this work are, in general, based on the official squadron histories which exhibit wide variation in the manner of recording ’ kills ’ of the various pilots. Some of these histories were incomplete when submitted, others have had portions removed or lost in the intervening years, and a few squadrons apparently never submitted a historical record of their combat activities. ( ... )