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Of the millions of men and women who served across the world during WWII, there are countless stories of people who went above and beyond in the face of great danger to serve their country, to save their comrades, and to bring an end to one of the most horrifying conflicts in human history. One of those men was Richard Ira Bong, a fighter pilot who served in the Pacific and was so successful at what he did that he became America’s “Ace of Aces” – the top flying ace of the US Army Air Force.