Major "Dick" Bong - "America's Ace of Aces"
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N 46° 35.113 W 091° 48.097
15T E 591810 N 5159769
Quick Description: Major "Dick" Bong Marker in Poplar.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 8/7/2008 9:57:21 AM
Waymark Code: WM4CXC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
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Long Description:
It was here that Major Richard I. Bong was born, received his education, and grew to manhood. After attending Superior State College where he received his first pilot training, he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps on May 29, 1941. Assigned to the New Guinea combat theater of operations on September 5, 1942, he quickly proved his mastery in the air by shooting down two enemy aircraft in his first air battle. By destroying a total of forty enemy aircraft in air combat he became America's leading air ace of all time. Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by a grateful government and winner of many other military decorations, he lost his life testing a jet plane in August 1945 and lies buried nearby.

Erected 1957
County: Douglas

Location: Other

MarkerID: 64

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