Ace of Aces: The Dick Bong
Story by Mike
Aces, The Dick Bong Story is
a biography of America’s all-time top-scoring ace of aces, Major Richard I.
was born in Poplar in 1920 and downed 40 Japanese aircraft in World War II. He
won the Medal of Honor and every other major American award for bravery. During
the war he was a national war hero/celebrity. Sadly, he died in 1945 just as the
war was ending.
Ace of Aces tells
the Bong story from 1920 to 2019, describing not only his wartime exploits but
postwar developments with his wife and family, the creation of the Bong
Historical Center, etc.
book is 156 pages long, full-color cover with over 130 black and white
photographs including many never-before-published shots, full index and