Fighter Pilot

A fighter pilot is a military aviator trained to engage in air-to-air, and often air-to-ground, combat while at the controls of a fighter aircraft. Fighter pilots undergo specialized training in aerial warfare and dogfighting (close range aerial combat). A fighter pilot with at least five air-to-air kills becomes known as an ace. Not all fighter pilots have experienced actual combat.

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Lauri Pekuri - Fighter Pilot
... to fly second-line Gloster Gamecocks, Bristol Bulldogs and ASJA Jaktfalk fighters ... In order to fly these fighters he trained on Fokker D.XXIs ... fought his first air battle against a Soviet I-153 fighter, who crashed mainly due to pilot errors ...
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Dick Kempthorn - Later Years - Heroism in The Korean War
... Air Force and spent three years as a pilot ... He flew more than 100 missions as a jet fighter pilot and received the Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery ... March 1953, Kempthorn was recognized for heroism after he rescued fellow pilot, Henry Rock, from a burning fighter plane in Japan ...
Notable Fighter Pilots
... Notable fighter pilots include Adolf Galland Adolph Malan (Sailor Malan) Afkhami Toufanian Antonio Bautista Billy Bishop Buzz Aldrin Chuck Yeager Donald Rumsfeld Erich Hartmann (highe ... René Fonck Richard Bong Robin Olds Sabiha Gökçen (the first female combat pilot) Saburo Sakai Scott O'Grady Shahram Rostami Ted Williams Tetsuzo Iwamoto Władysław Turowicz ...
List Of Prisoners Of War
... Ron Arad — Israeli fighter pilot, shot down over Lebanon in 1986 ... Alvarez was the first American pilot to be shot down and held as a POW in North Vietnam ... Douglas Bader — British fighter pilot, Wing commander in Battle of Britain Leonard Birchall — The "Saviour of Ceylon" Fernand Braudel — the famous historian, was a POW in World ...

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