Richard Ira Bong

Richard Ira Bong

Birth
Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 6 Aug 1945 (aged 24)
North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Poplar, Douglas County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot Plat I, Block 8, Lot 10, Grave 2
Memorial ID 2375 · View Source
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World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. A highly decorated fighter pilot in the US Army Air Force during World War II, he became the US highest scoring air ace, having shot down at least 40 Japanese aircraft in the Pacific Theater.


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(Military Marker)
MEDAL OF HONOR
MAJ US ARMY AIR CORPS
DST SVC CROSS-SILVER STAR

(Private Marker)
MAJOR FIFTH AIR FORCE
AMERICAN'S ACE OF ACES


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2375
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Ira Bong (24 Sep 1920–6 Aug 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2375, citing Poplar Cemetery, Poplar, Douglas County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .