AIR: Kong Gets a German

The frustrated Nazi was at 27,000 feet, madly popping his Focke-Wulf's guns at U.S. bombers well out of his range. A U.S.

P-51B Mustang turned into him and the Nazi peeled off into a diving turn. Ten thousand feet farther down the Mustang pilot nailed his man with a long close-in burst. First the FW's wheels fell out, then the plane exploded and its pieces tumbled earthward. Second Lieut. WauKau Kong, pilot of "Chinaman's Chance" and one of the U.S. Fighter Command's hottest aero-bats, had made his first kill.

"The handsomest Chinese fighter pilot in the European Theater of Operations" is...

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