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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.

Published: Thu Dec 08 11:32:23 EST 2022