Army & Navy: No. 1 Ace

Seven enemy planes shot down is a good bag in any flyer's war (five is the minimum for designation as an ace), but Jap planes were being knocked off so rapidly by the U.S. Air Forces in the Solomons that until this week neither the Army the Navy nor his own Marine Corps knew exactly whether Captain Joe Foss had tallied 22 or 29 of the 450-plus destroyed around Guadalcanal. This week at Pearl Harbor Admiral Nimitz fixed Foss' score at 22 (in six weeks' flying), which made him officially top man among U.S....

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