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Korean War Aces

Pilot Kills
United States
Capt. Joseph C. McConnell, Jr 16
Maj. James Jabarra 15
Capt. Manuel J. Fernandez 14½
Maj. George A. Davis, Jr 14
Col. Royal N. Baker 13
Maj. Frederick C. Blesse 10
Lt Harold E. Fischer 10
Lt Colonel Vermont Garrison 10
Col. James K. Johnson 10
Capt. Lonnie R. Moore 10
Capt. Ralph S. Parr, Jr 10
Lt James F. Low 9
Robinson Risner 8
Clifford Jolley 7
Leonard Lilley 7
Lt Henry Buttelman 7
Maj. Donald Adams
Col. Francis S. Gabreski
Maj. James P. Hagerstrom
George Jones
Winton Marshall
Robert Love 6
Maj. John F. Bolt 6
James Kasler 6
Maj. William T. Whisner
Robert Baldwin 5
Capt. Richard S. Becker 5
Maj. Stephen L. Bettinger 5
Lt Guy B. Bordelon 5
Richard Creighton 5
Clyde Curtin 5
Cecil Foster 5
Ralph Gibson 5
Capt. Robert Latshaw 5
Robert Moore 5
Dolphin Overton 5
George Ruddell 5
Col. Harrison Thyng 5
William Westcott 5
Chinese
Chao Bao Tun 9
Kim Tsi Oc 9
Fan Van Chou 8
Russian
Yevgeni Pepelyaev 32
Nikolai Sutyagin 21
Dimitri Oskin 15
Lev Schukin 15
Aleksandr Smurchkov 15
Serafim Subbutin 15
Mikhail Ponomarev 14
A. Sherberstov 14
Sergei Kramarenko 13
Stepan Bakhaev 11
Nikolai Dokaschenko 11
Mikhail Mihin 11
Grigory Okhay 11
Dmitri Samoylov 10
Arkady Boytsov 10
Grigory Ges 9
Vladimir I. Alfeyev 8
Nikolai I. Inanov 8
Grigory Pulov 8
B. Bokach 7
Muraviev 7
Fedor Shebanov 6
Nikolai Zameskin 6
I. Zaplavnev 6
Boris Abakumov 5
Anatoliy Karelin 5

Notes

Shooting down at least five enemy aircraft during combat qualifies as an ace. 'Half' and 'third' refers to kills being credited to more than one pilot. Some claims to aces were exaggerated.

Sources

Edwards, P. M. Korean War Almanac. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2006.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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