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Soviet ace fighter pilot, Hero of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Baranov. Stalingrad, 1942. Soviet pilots didn’t want to paint German crosses on their plane to show their victories like western pilots did, it was a dishonour for them to have enemy emblems on their aircraft.

Soviet ace fighter pilot, Hero of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Baranov. Stalingrad, 1942. Soviet pilots didn’t want to paint German crosses on their plane to show their victories like western pilots did, it was a dishonour for them to have enemy emblems on their aircraft.

Japanese ace army pilot Isamu Kashiide he destroyed seven b-29 and damaged 26 others,making him the greatest B-29 hunter of the war!

Japanese ace army pilot Isamu Kashiide he destroyed seven b-29 and damaged 26 others,making him the greatest B-29 hunter of the war!

A female Lockheed engineer fixing a P-38 Lightning in 1944.

A female Lockheed engineer fixing a P-38 Lightning in 1944.

Cornelia Fort [1919-1943]    Member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots [WASP]  Witness to Pearl Harbor Attack  First American female aviator killed in active duty

Cornelia Fort [1919-1943] Member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots [WASP] Witness to Pearl Harbor Attack First American female aviator killed in active duty

Виктор Васильевич Талалихин (18 сентября 1918, с. Тепловка, Вольский уезд, Саратовская губерния, РСФСР — 27 октября 1941, Подольский район, Московская область, СССР) — военный летчик, заместитель командира эскадрильи 177-го истребительного авиационного полка ПВО 6-го истребительного авиационного корпуса ПВО, младший лейтенант. Герой Советского Союза. Одним из первых в СССР совершил ночной воздушный таран.

Виктор Васильевич Талалихин (18 сентября 1918, с. Тепловка, Вольский уезд, Саратовская губерния, РСФСР — 27 октября 1941, Подольский район, Московская область, СССР) — военный летчик, заместитель командира эскадрильи 177-го истребительного авиационного полка ПВО 6-го истребительного авиационного корпуса ПВО, младший лейтенант. Герой Советского Союза. Одним из первых в СССР совершил ночной воздушный таран.

Lieutenant Colonel Robert Samuel Johnson (February 21, 1920 – December 27, 1998) was a USAAF fighter pilot during World War II. He is credited with scoring 27 victories during the conflict flying a Republic P-47 Thunderbolt.  Robert S. Johnson was the first USAAF fighter pilot in the European theater to surpass Eddie Rickenbacker's World War I score of 26 victories. He finished his combat tour with 27 kills.

Lieutenant Colonel Robert Samuel Johnson (February 21, 1920 – December 27, 1998) was a USAAF fighter pilot during World War II. He is credited with scoring 27 victories during the conflict flying a Republic P-47 Thunderbolt. Robert S. Johnson was the first USAAF fighter pilot in the European theater to surpass Eddie Rickenbacker's World War I score of 26 victories. He finished his combat tour with 27 kills.

Eugene Jacques Bullard, also known as the Black Swallow of Death, was the first black American fighter pilot and the only black pilot in World War I. In 1994, Bullard was posthumously commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force

Eugene Jacques Bullard, also known as the Black Swallow of Death, was the first black American fighter pilot and the only black pilot in World War I. In 1994, Bullard was posthumously commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force

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