Army & Navy: Aces

Last week these fighter pilots made this news:

Lieut. Colonel Francis Gabreslc (ne Gabrysewski), who took on an extra mission over Germany July 20 in a try for his 29th German plane, was reported a prisoner of war, after a hair-raising forced landing in enemy territory.

Major Richard Ira Bong, who shot down 27 Jap planes in the Southwest Pacific, passed through Salt Lake City on a commercial airliner, complained that he could not sleep. Reason: he was airsick.

Lieut. Alex Vraciu, top Navy ace (19 planes), was married in East Chicago, Ind. to 21-year-old Kathryn Horn.

Lieut. Barmann of the Luftwaffe became the hero...

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