Korean War Aces,
1950-1953
 
Each Pilot is listed alphabetically by
service branch and then by last name
  Fractional credits are used when a single downing
of an enemy aircraft is credited to more then 1 pilot.
This occurs when a number of pilots are shooting at,
and attacking the same aircraft.
 
 
K=Korea
NFS=Night Fighter Squadron
RAF=Royal Air Force
U.S. Air Force Aces  

Captain Joseph McConnell
is the highest scoring ace
in Korea with 16 confirmed victories. He closed out his combat career flying the
F-86 "Beautious Butch"
and bagging 3 Mig-15s
in one day.

 
     

"There Gos Number 10".
Volunteering for his second tour in Korea, Frederick (Boots) Blesse joined the 334th Fighter
Squadron, 4thFighter group
flying the F-86 Sabre and destroyed 9 MIG-15s and an
La-9 to make double ace.

 
     
 
Aces Lists by Conflict

 
   
   
 
Wartime Rank / Name A-Z Squadron / Group Credits Notes
 
Maj. Donald E. Adams 16/51
6.5
Col. Royal N. Baker 336/4
13
+ 3 in WWII
Col. Robert P. Baldwin 39, 16, 25/51
5
Capt. Richard S. Becker 334/4
5
Maj. Stephen L. Bettinger 336/4
5
+ 1 in WWII
Maj. Frederick C. Blesse 334/4
10
Lt. Henry Buttelmann 25/51
7
1st/Lt. Charles G. "Chick" Cleveland 334/4
5
All MIG 15's
Maj. Richard D. Creighton 336/4
5
Capt. Clyde A. Curtin 335/4
5
Maj. George A. Davis, Jr. 334,4
14
+7 in WWII
Capt. Manuel J. Fernandez 334/4
14.5
Lt. Harold E. Fischer 39/51
10
Lt. Cecil G. Foster 16/51
9
Col. Francis S. Gabreski 4FIG, 51FIW
6.5
+28 in WWII
Lt. Col. Vermont Garrison 335/4
10
+7.33 in WWII
Capt. Ralph D. Gibson 335/4
5
Maj. James P. Hagerstrom 334/4, 67/18
8.5
+6 in WWII
Maj. James Jabara 334/4
15
+1.5 in WWII
Col. James K. Johnson 335/4
10
+1 in WWII
Capt. Clifford D. Jolly 335/4
7
Lt. Col. George L. Jones 4FIG, 51FIG, 336/4
6.5
Lt. James H. Kasler 335/4
6
Capt. Iven C. Kincheloe, Jr. 25/51
5
Capt. Robert T. Latshaw, Jr. 335/4
5
Capt. Brooks J. Liles 336/4
4
+1 in WWII
Capt. Leonard W. Lilley 334/4
7
Capt. Robert J. Love 335/4
6
Lt. James F. Low 335/4
9
Maj. Winton W. Marshall 335/4
6.5
Capt. Conrad E. Mattson 335/4
4
+1 in WWII
Capt. Joseph McConnell, Jr. 39/51
16
Capt. Lonnie R. Moore 335/4
10
Capt. Robert H. Moore 16/51
5
Capt. Dolphin D. Overton, III 16/51
5
Capt. Ralph S. Parr, Jr. 335/4
10
Capt. Robinson Risner 336/4
8
Lt. Col. George I. Ruddell 39/51
8
+1 in WWII
Maj. William F. Shaeffer 16/51
4
+2 in WWII
Col. Harrison R. Thyng 4FIW
5
+5 in WWII
Maj. William H. Wescott 25, 19/51
5
Maj. William T. Whisner 334/4, 25/51
5.5
+15.5 in WWII
   
 
             
U.S. Marine Aces
After advanced training, Lieutenant John Bolt
was assigned to VMF-214, the famous "Black
Sheep" Squadron commanded by Gregory
"Pappy" Boyington. Bolt achieved ace status
in 90 days while Flying the F4U Corsair.
When the Korean war erupted, Bolt was
assigned to VM-211, where he flew
fighter-bomber missions in the F9F-5 Panther.
Transferring to the 39th Fighter-Interceptor
Squadron, 51st Fighter-Intercepter Wing,
Bolt downed 6 Mig-15s flying the F-86 Sabre,
   
Wartime Rank / Name
Squadron / Group Credits Notes
 
1st Lt. John W. Andre VMF(N)-541
1
+4 WWII
Maj. John F. Bolt 39/51 USAF
6
+6 WWII
   
 
   
U.S. Navy Ace
 
After being commissioned as an
ensign in 1943, Guy Bordelon's
first assignment was as a flight
instructor. Sent to thePacific Fleet
in 1944 Bordelon served aboard
the carrier USS Corregidor. When
the Korean conflict erupted,
Bordelon was based aboard the
carrier Princeton and became officer
in charge of the all-weather
fighter group. He was sent Ashore
to combat slow-flying communist
heckler aircraft. Bordelon downed 5 aircraft
and is the Navy's only Korean War ace.
       
"Night Victory"
depicts one of
Bordelon's night
victories.
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Wartime Rank / Name Squardron / Group Credits  
       
Lt. Guy P. Bordelon VC-3
5
       
                 
 
                   
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