Thursday, September 24, 2020

Dick Bong 100 -- September 24, 2020


Carbon County News, 04-May-1944

Dick Bong, America's Ace of Aces in World War Two, was born 100 years ago today, on 24-September-1920. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. He flew P-38 Lightnings in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He returned to America and became a test pilot for Lockheed. He died testing a P-80 Shooting Star, America's first operational jet fighter. 

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