Saturday, January 11, 2020

Heroes …

 Race of Aces’ Review: When Lightning Strikes - WSJ. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

At the time, America had never heard of Richard Bong, Gerald Johnson, Neel Kearby, Thomas Lynch, Charles MacDonald or Tommy McGuire. But within a year of Rickenbacker’s challenge, and with the race to become America’s new Ace of Aces updated almost daily in the newspapers and on the radio back home, theirs quickly became household names across the country.

See also Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center.

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