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How many American aces were there during World War 2 and how many USAC and USMC Aces?

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September 13, 2011 1:14AM

Aces of World War II lists over 1,270 American Aces...This is the most complete list I have seen...By contrast, there are over 5,000 documented German Aces from WWII, and German pilots had no shared victories, only one pilot could claim a independently witness and verified "kill"...If the pilots couldn't agree who got the kill, neither one was credited, it went to the staffel...Tjm

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