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Old 19th February 2020, 04:50
NickM NickM is offline
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A question RE: Richard Bong:

Gang,


I was thumbing thru this new book at Barnes and Noble:
https://www.amazon.com/Race-Aces-Air...QVWYZZ4DKEKEGY


RE: the leading aces in SoPac: Bong, McGuire, Kearby, Johnson & McDonald.



I came across a couple of factoids that I hope somebody can elaborate on: Bong had lost a couple of wingmen in combat and it badly affected him-so much so he asked to be allowed to fly alone so he wouldn't have other men's lives in his hands-anybody got details as to the men and their loss?
Also
Another story had Bong being led in a two man strafing mission by another pilot--both got hit by flak and the other guy was killed but Bong staggered back. The loss of the other pilot resulted in a LOT of ill will toward Bong that persisted well into the post war present. Again, any details of the incident and the other pilot is welcome.
(EDIT: I did a bit of research and learned the other pilot leading that mission was Tommy Lynch.)

Thanks ahead of time.

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