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U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Aces

The Navy Department has never officially compiled or issued a list of "Aces". During World War II, the war period with the largest number of aerial shoot downs for naval flyers, the Navy did not keep an overall record of individual scores in aerial combat, hence, there is no official list of confirmed shoot-downs.
The most comprehensive work done on Navy and Marine Corps World War II Aces was written and published by Mr. Frank Olynyk. His two books are USN Credits for the Destruction of Enemy Aircraft in Air-to-Air Combat World War 2, Victory List No. 2, published in 1982, and USMC Credits for the Destruction of Enemy Aircraft in Air-to-Air Combat World War 2.
In 1986 the Naval Aviation News magazine published a list of U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Aces that had been compiled by Mr. Olynyk. The following list of Aces, as published by the magazine in 1986, includes Mr. Olynyk's World War II list and also those from World War I, Korea, and Vietnam:

     Name                         Service
(Time Frame is WW-II, unless indicated otherwise)

* Aces with 15 kills or more.
** Unconfirmed as aces in WW-II.
*** Ace status acquired from combined kills of WW-II and Korea.

*    Aldrich, Donald N.            USMC
     Alley, Stuart C., Jr.         USMC
     Amsden, Benjamin C.           USN
     Anderson, Alexander L.        USN
     Anderson, Robert H.           USN
***  Andre, John W,                USMC
     Axtell, George C.             USMC
     Bailey, Oscar C.              USN
     Baird, Robert                 USMC
*    Baker, Douglas                USN
     Baker, Robert M.              USMC
     Bakutis, Fred E.              USN
     Balch, Donald L.              USMC
     Baldwin, Frank B.             USMC
     Balsiger, Henry W.            USN
     Banks, John L.                USN
     Barackman, Bruce M.           USN
     Bardshar, Frederic A.         USN
     Bare, James D.                USN
     Barnard, Lloyd G.             USN
     Barnes, James M.              USN
     Bartol, John W.               USN
**   Bassett, Edgar R.             USN
     Bate, Oscar M., Jr.           USMC
     Batten, Hugh N.               USN
     Bauer, Harold W.              USMC
     Beatley, Redman C.            USN
     Beaudry, Paul H. N.           USN
     Beebe, Marshall U.            USN
     Berkheimer, Jack S.           USN
     Berree, Norman R.             USN
     Bertelson, Richard L          USN
**   Billo, James D.               USN
     Bishop, Walter D.             USN
     Blackburn, John T.            USN
**   Blair, Foster J.              USN
     Blair, William K.             USN
     Blaydes, Richard B.           USN
     Blyth, Robert L.              USN
     Bolduc, Alfred G.             USN
     Bolt, John F., Jr.            USMC
     Bolt, John F., Jr.            USMC   Korea
     Bonneau, William J.           USN
     Bordelon, Guy P.              USN    Korea
     Borley, Clarence A.           USN
*    Boyington, Gregory            USMC
     Boyle, Gerald F.              USN
     Brassfield, Arthur J          USN
     Braun, Richard L.             USMC
     Brewer, Charles W.            USN
     Bridges, Johnnie J.           USNR
     Bright, Mark K.               USN
     Brocato, Samuel J.            USN
     Brown, Carl A., Jr.           USN
     Brown, William P., Jr         USMC
     Bruneau, Paul J.              USN
     Brunmier, Carland E.          USN
     Bryce, James A.               USN
     Buchanan, Robert L.           USN
     Buie, Paul D.                 USN
     Burckhalter, William E.       USN
     Burley, Frankln N.            USN
     Burnett, Roy O., Jr.          USN
     Burriss, Howard M.            USN
**   Bushner, Frances X.           USN
*    Byrnes, Matthew S., Jr.       USN
     Cain, James B.                USN
     Carey, Henry A., Jr.          USN
     Carl, Marion E.               USMC
     Carlson, Robert B.            USN
     Carlton, William A            USMC
     Carmichael, Daniel, Jr.       USN
     Carr, George R.               USN
     Carroll, Charles H.           USN
     Case, William N.              USMC
     Caswell, Dean                 USMC
     Chambers, Cyrus Jr.           USN
     Champion, Henry K.            USN
     Chandler, Creighton           USMC
     Check, Leonard J.             USN
     Chenoweth, Oscar I., Jr       USN
     Clark, Lawrence A.            USN
     Clark, Robert A.              USN
     Clarke, Walter E.             USN
     Clements, Robert E.           USN
     Clements, Donald C.           USN
     Coats, Robert C.              USN
     Coleman, Thaddeus T., Jr,     USN
     Coleman, William M.           USN
     Collins, William M., Jr.      USN
     Conant, Arthur R.             USMC
     Conant, Edwin S.              USN
     Conger, Jack E.               USMC
     Conroy, Thomas J.             USN
     Copeland, William E.          USN
     Cordray, Paul                 USN
     Cormier, Richard L.           USN
**   Cornell, Leland B.            USN
     Cowger, Richard D.            USN
     Cozzens, Melvin               USN
     Craig, Clement M.             USN
     Cronin, Donald F.             USN
     Crosby, John T.               USN
     Crowe, William E.             USMC
     Cunningham, Daniel G.         USN
     Cunningham, Randall H,        USN  Vietnam
     Cupp, James N.                USMC
     Dahms, Kenneth J.             USN
     Davenport, Merl W.            USN
     Davidson, George H.           USN
     Davies, Clarence E.           USN
     Davis, Leonard K.             USMC
     Davis, Robert H.              USN
     Dean, William A., Jr.         USN
     Dear, John W., Jr.            USN
     De Blanc, Jefferson J.        USMC
     De Cew, Leslie                USN
***  Delong, Philip C.             USMC
     Denman, Anthony J.            USN
     Denoff, Reuben H.             USN
     Devine, Richard O.            USN
     Dewing, Lawrence A.           USN
     Dibb, Robert A. M.            USN
     Dillard, Joseph V.            USMC
     Dillow, Eugene                USMC
     Dobbin, John F.               USMC
     Donahue, Archie G.            USMC
     Doner, Landis E.              USN
     Dorroh, Jefferson D.          USMC
     Doyle, Cecil J.               USMC
     Drake, Charles W.             USMC
     Driscoll, Daniel B. J.        USN
     Driscoll, William P. (NFO)    USN Vietnam
     Drury, Frank C.               USMC
     Drury, Paul E.                USN
     Duffy, James E.               USN
     Duncan, George C.             USN
     Duncan, Robert W.             USN
     Dungan, Fred L.               USN
     Dunn, Bernard                 USN
     Durnford, Dewey F.            USMC
     Eastmond, Richard T.          USN
     Eberts, Byron A.              USN
**   Eccles, William G             USN
     Eckard, Bert                  USN
     Eder, William E.              USN
     Edwards, William C., Jr.      USN
     Elliott, Ralph E., Jr.        USN
     Elwood, Hugh M.               USMC
     Enman, Anthony J.             USN
     Erickson, Lyle A.             USN
     Evenson, Eric A.              USN
     Everton, Loren D.             USMC
     Fair, John W.                 USN
     Farmer, Charles D.            USN
     Farnsworth, Robert A., Jr.    USN
     Farrell, William              USMC
     Fash, Robert P.               USN
     Fecke, Alfred J.              USN
     Feightner, Edward L.          USN
     Ferko, Leo M.                 USN
     Finn, Howard J.               USMC
     Fisher, Don H.                USMC
**   Flatley, James H., Jr.        USN
     Fleming, Francis M.           USN
     Fleming, Patrick D.           USN
     Flinn, Kenneth A.             USN
     Foltz, Frank E.               USN
     Foltz, Ralph E.               USN
     Fontana, Paul J.              USMC
     Ford, Kenneth M.              USMC
     Formanek, George, Jr.         USN
     Forrer, Samuel W.             USN
*    Foss, Joseph J.               USMC
     Foster, Carl C.               USN
     Fowler, Richard E., Jr.       USN
     Franger, Marvin J.            USN
     Franks, John M.               USN
     Fraser, Robert B.             USMC
     Frazier, Kenneth D.           USMC
     Freeman, Doris C.             USN
     Freeman, William B.           USMC
     French, James B.              USN
     Frendberg, Alfred L.          USN
     Funk, Harold N.               USN
     Gabriel, Franklin T.          USN
     Galer, Robert E.              USMC
     Galt, Dwight B., Jr.          USN
     Galvin, John R.               USN
     Gayler, Noel A. M.            USN
     Gildea, John T.               USN
     Gile, Clement D.              USN
     Gillespie, Roy F.             USN
     Godson, Lindley W.            USN
     Gordon, Donald                USN
     Graham, Vernon E.             USN
     Gray, James S., Jr.           USN
     Gray, John F.                 USN
     Gray, Lester E., Jr.          USN
     Gregory, Hayden A.            USN
     Griffin, Richard J.           USN
     Gustafson, Harlan I.          USN
     Gutt, Fred E.                 USMC
     Haas, Walter A.               USN
     Haberman, Roger A.            USMC
     Hacking, Albert E., Jr,       USMC
     Hadden, Mayo A., Jr.          USN
     Hall, Sheldon O.              USMC
     Hamblin, Lewis R.             USN
     Hamilton, Henly B.            USMC
     Hamilton, Robert M.           USN
     Hanks, Eugene R.              USN
     Hansen, Herman, Jr.           USMC
*    Hanson, Robert M.             USMC
     Hardy, Willis E.              USN
     Hargreaves, Everett C.        USN
     Harman, Walter R.             USN
*    Harris, Cecil E.              USN
     Harris, Leroy E.              USN
     Harris, Thomas S.             USN
     Harris, William H., Jr.       USN
     Haverland, Charles H., Jr.    USN
     Hawkins, Arthur R.            USN
     Hayde, Frank R.               USN
     Hearrell, Frank C., Jr.       USN
     Heath, Horace W.              USN
     Hedrick, Roger R.             USN
     Heinzen, Lloyd P.             USN
     Henderson, Paul M., Jr.       USN
     Henry, William E.             USN
     Hernan, Edwin J., Jr.         USMC
     Hibbard, Samuel B.            USN
     Hildbrandt, Carlos K.         USN
     Hill, Harry E.                USN
     Hills, Hollis H.              USN
     Hippe, Kenneth G.             USN
     Hoag, John B.                 USN
     Hoel, Ronald W.               USN
     Hollowell, George L.          USMC
     Hood, William L., Jr.         USMC
     Houck, Herbert N.             USN
     Hudson, Howard R.             USN
     Huffman, Charles W., Jr.      USN
     Humphrey, Robert J.           USN
     Hundley, John C.              USMC
     Hurst, Robert                 USN
     Ingalls, David S.             USN WW-I
     Ireland, Julius W.            USMC
     Jaques, Bruce D.              USN
     Jennings, Robert H., Jr.      USN
     Jensen, Hayden M.             USN
     Jensen, Alvin J.              USMC
     Johannsen, Delmar K.          USN
     Johnson, Byron M.             USN
     Johnson, Wallace R.           USN
     Johnston, John M.             USN
     Jones, Charles D.             USMC
     Jones, James M.               USN
     Kaelin, Joseph                USN
     Kane, William R.              USN
     Keith, Leroy W. J.            USN
     Kendrick, Charles             USMC
*    Kepford, Ira C.               USN
     Kerr, Leslie H., Jr.          USN
     Kidwell, Robert J.            USN
     Kincaid, Robert A.            USN
     Kingston, William J., Jr.     USN
     Kinsella, James J.            USN
     Kirk, George N.               USN
     Kirkpatrick, Floyd C.         USMC
     Kirkwood, Philip L.           USN
     Knight, William M.            USN
     Kostik, William J.            USN
     Kunz, Charles M.              USMC
     Laird, Dean S.                USN
     Laird, Wayne W.               USMC
     Lake, Kenneth B.              USN
***  Lamb, William E.              USN
     Lamoreaux, William E.         USN
     Laney, Willis G.              USN
     Langdon, Ned W.               USN
     Leonard, William N.           USN
     Leppla, John A.               USN
     Lerch, Alfred                 USN
     Lillie, Hugh D.               USN
     Lindsay, Elvin L.             USN
     Loesch, Gregory K.            USMC
     Long, Herbert H.              USMC
     Lundin, Walter A.             USN
     Lynch, Joseph P.              USMC
     Maas, John B.                 USMC
     Mabarry, Lewin A.             USN
     Magee, Christopher L.         USMC
     Mahe, Thomas R., Jr.          USMC
     Mallory, Charles M.           USN
     Mankin, Lee P., Jr.           USN
     Mann, Thomas H., Jr.          USMC
     Manson, Armand G.             USN
     March, Harry A., Jr.          USN
     Marontate, William P.         USMC
     Martin, Albert E., Jr.        USN
     Masoner, William J., Jr.      USN
     Maxwell, William R.           USN
     May, Richard H.               USN
     May, Earl, Jr.                USN
     Mazzocco, Michele A.          USN
*    McCampbell, David             USN
     McCartney, Henry A.           USMC
     McClelland, Thomas G.         USN
     McClure, Edgar B.             USN
     McClurg, Robert W.            USMC
     McCormick, William A.         USN
     McCuddin, Leo B.              USN
     McCuskey, Elbert S.           USN
     McGinty, Selva E.             USMC
     McGowan, Edward C.            USN
     McGraw, Joseph D.             USN
     McKinley, Donald J.           USN
     McLachlin, William W.         USN
     McManus, John                 USMC
     McPherson, Donald M.          USN
     McWhorter, Hamilton, III      USN
     Mehle, Roger W.               USN
     Menard, Louis A., Jr.         USN
     Mencin, Adolph                USN
**   Merritt, Robert S.            USN
     Michaelis, Frederick H.       USN
     Miller, Johnnie G.            USN
     Milton, Charles B.            USN
     Mims, Robert                  USN
     Mitchell, Harris E.           USN
     Mitchell, Henry E., Jr.       USN
     Mollard, Norman W., Jr.       USN
     Mollenhauer, Arthur P.        USN
     Montarpert, John R.           USN
     Moranville, Horace B.         USN
     Morgan, John L., Jr.          USMC
     Morris, Bert D., Jr.          USN
     Moseley, William C.           USN
     Mulcahy, Douglas W.           USN
     Mullen, Paul A.               USMC
     Munsen, Arthur H.             USN
     Murray, Robert E.             USN
     Narr, Joseph L.               USMC
**   Nelson, Harry A.	           USN
     Nelson, Robert J.             USN
     Nelson, Robert K.             USN
     Noble, Myrvin E.              USN
*    Nooy, Cornelius N.            USN
     Novak, Marvin R.              USN
     Null, Cleveland L.            USN
     O'Hare, Edward H.             USN
     O'Keefe, Jeremiah J.          USMC
     O'Mara, Paul, Jr.             USN
     Olander, Edwin L.             USMC
     Olsen, Austin L.              USN
     Orth, John                    USN
     Ostrom, Charles H.            USN
     Outlaw, Edward C.             USN
     Overend, Edmund F.            USMC
     Overton, Edward W., Jr.       USN
     Owen, Donald C.               USMC
     Owen, Edward M.               USN
     Owens, Robert G., Jr.         USMC
     Parrish, Elbert W.            USN
     Paskoski, Joseph J.           USN
     Payne, Frederick R., Jr.      USMC
     Pearce, James L.              USN
     Percy, James G.               USMC
     Philips, David P., III        USN
     Phillips, Edward A.           USN
     Phillips, Hyde                USMC
     Picken, Harvey P.             USN
     Pierce, Francis E., Jr.       USMC
     Pigman, George W., Jr.        USN
     Pittman, Jack, Jr.            USMC
     Plant, Claude W., Jr.         USN
     Pond, Zenneth A.              USMC
     Pool, Tilman E.               USN
     Pope, Albert J.               USN
     Porter, Robert B.             USMC
     Poske, George H.              USMC
     Post, Nathan T., Jr.          USMC
     Pound, Ralston M., Jr.        USN
     Powell, Ernest A.             USMC
     Prater, Luther D., Jr.        USN
     Presley, Frank H.             USMC
     Prichard, Melvin M.           USN
     Quiel, Norwald R,             USN
**   Ramlo, Orvin H.               USMC
     Reber, James V., Jr.          USN
     Redmond, Eugene D.            USN
     Register, Francis R.          USN
     Rehm, Dan R., Jr.             USN
     Reidy, Thomas H.              USN
     Reinburg, Joseph H.           USMC
     Reiserer, Russell L.          USN
     Rennemo, Thomas J.            USN
     Reulet, Joseph E.             USN
     Revel, Glenn M.               USN
     Rhodes, Thomas W.             USN
     Rieger, Vincent A.            USN
     Rigg, James F.                USN
     Roach, Thomas D.              USN
     Robbins, Joe D.               USN
     Robinson, Leroy W.            USN
     Robinson, Ross F.             USN
     Rosen, Ralph J.               USN
     Ross, Robert P.               USN
     Rossi, Herman J., Jr.         USN
     Ruhsam, John W.               USMC
     Runyon, Donald E.             USN
     Rushing, Roy W.               USN
     Sapp, Donald H.               USMC
     Sargent, John J., Jr.         USN
     Savage, Jimmie E.             USN
     Scales, Harrell H.            USN
     Scarborough, Hartwell V., Jr. USMC
     Schecter, Gordon E.           USN
     Schell, John L.               USN
     Scherer, Raymond F.           USMC
     Schiller, James E.            USN
     Schneider, Frank E.           USN
     Seckel, Albert, Jr.           USN
     See, Robert B.                USMC
     Segal, Harold E.              USMC
     Self, Larry R.                USN
     Shackford, Robert W.          USN
     Shands, Courtney              USN
     Shaw, Edward O.               USMC
     Sherrill, Hugh V.             USN
     Shields, Charles A.           USN
     Shirley, James A.             USN
     Shuman, Perry L.              USMC
     Sigler, Wallace E.            USMC
     Silber, Sam L.                USN
     Singer, Arthur, Jr.           USN
     Sipes, Lester H.              USN
     Sistrunk, Frank               USN
     Skon, Warren A.               USN
     Slack, Albert C.              USN
     Smith, Armistead B., Jr.      USN
     Smith, Carl E.                USN
     Smith, Clinton L.             USN
     Smith, Daniel F., Jr.         USN
*    Smith, John L.                USMC
     Smith, John M.                USN
     Smith, Kenneth D.             USN
     Smith, Nicholas J., III       USN
     Snider, William N.            USMC
     Sonner, Irl V., Jr.           USN
     Southerland, James J., III    USN
*    Spears, Harold L.             USMC
     Spitler, Clyde P.             USN
     Stanbook, Richard E.          USN
     Stanley, Gordon A.            USN
     Starkes, Carlton B.           USN
     Stebbins, Edgar E.            USN
     Stewart, James S.             USN
*    Stimpson, Charles R.          USN
     Stokes, John D.               USN
     Stone, Carl V.                USN
     Stout, Robert F.              USMC
     Strane, John R.               USN
     Strange, Johnnie C.           USN
     Streig, Frederick J.          USN
     Sturdevant, Harvey W.         USN
     Sutherland, John F.           USN
*    Swett, James E.               USMC
     Swinburne, Harry W., Jr.      USN
     Swope, James S.               USN
     Symmes, John C. C.            USN
     Synar, Stanley T.             USMC
     Taylor, Ray A., Jr.           USN
     Taylor, Will W.               USN
     Terrill, Francis A.           USMC
     Thach, John S.                USN
     Thelen, Robert H.             USN
     Thomas, Franklin C., Jr.      USMC
     Thomas, Robert F.             USN
*    Thomas, Wilbur J.             USMC
     Toaspern, Edward W.           USN
     Topliff, John W.              USN
     Torkelson, Ross E.            USN
     Townsend, Eugene P.           USN
     Tracey, Fredrick W.           USN
     Troup, Franklin W.            USN
     Trowbridge, Eugene A.         USMC
     Traux, Myron M.               USN
     Turner, Charles H.            USN
     Turner, Edward B.             USN
     Twelves, Wendell V.           USN
     Ude, Vernon R.                USN
     Umphfres, Donald E.           USN
*    Valencia, Eugene A.           USN
     Valentine, Herbert J.         USMC
     Van Der Linden, Peter J., Jr. USN
     Van Dyke, Rudolph D., Jr.     USN
     Van Haren, Arthur, Jr.        USN
     Vedder, Milton N.             USMC
     Vejtasa, Stanley W.           USN
     Vineyard, Merriwell W.        USN
     Vita, Harold E.               USN
     Voris, Roy M.                 USN
     Vorse, Albert O., Jr.         USN
*    Vraciu, Alexander             USN
     Wade, Robert                  USMC
*    Walsh, Kenneth A.             USMC
     Ward, Lyttleton T.            USN
     Warner, Arthur T.             USMC
     Watson, Jack O.               USN
     Watts, Charles E.             USN
     Webb, Wilbur B.               USN
     Weissenberger, Gregory J.     USMC
     Wells, Albert P.              USMC
     Wesolowski, John M.           USN
     West, Robert G.               USN
     White, Henry S.               USN
     Williams, Bruce W.            USN
     Williams, Gerard M. H.        USMC
     Wilson, Robert C.             USN
     Winfield, Murray              USN
     Winston, Robert A.            USN
     Winters, Theodore H., Jr.     USN
     Wirth, John L.                USN
     Wolf, John T.                 USN
     Wood, Walter A.               USN
     Wooley, Millard J.            USN
     Woolverton, Robert C.         USN
     Wordell, Malcolm T.           USN
     Wrenn, George L.              USN
     Yeremain, Harold              USN
     Yost, Donald K.               USMC
     Yunck, Michael R.             USMC
     Zaeske, Earling W.            USN
     Zink, John A.                 USN

* Aces with 15 kills or more.
** Unconfirmed as aces in WW-II.
*** Ace status acquired from combined kills of WW-II and Korea.

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