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Flight Lieutenant George “Buzz” Beurling was a fierce Canadian fighter pilot who shot down 31 aircraft in a range of European air battles.

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General Douglas MacArthur presents the Medal of Honor to Bong in December 1944. After Bong

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Hub Zemke with his P-47C, circa 1943.

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