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Richard Ira "Dick" Bong (September 24, 1920 – August 6, 1945) is the United States' highest-scoring air ace, having shot down at least 40 Japanese aircraft. He flew a Lockheed P-38. That was in World War 2 ---not WW1.

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The address of the Richard Bong Wwii Heritage Center is: 305 E 2Nd St, Superior, WI 54880-6845


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