The FAB, and especially the hunting of aviation Brazil mourns, died yesterday (2903), in Rio de Janeiro, at the age of 87 years, Maj. Brigadier Lauro Ney Menezes. First Supersonic fighter pilot of Brazil and first President of the Brazilian Association of fighter pilots, the ABRA-PC.
John Shaw Aviation Art: IN THE PRESENCE OF MY ENEMY - Tells the story of Luftwaffe ace Franz Stigler encountered the mortally-wounded B-17 Ye Olde Pub. This scene depicts the moment when Brown, fighting to control his stricken bomber, first lays eyes on his German enemy flying alongside. Fearing the worst, Brown and his crew marveled that their foe did not shoot them down, but rather escorted them safely to the German coastline, where he then saluted them and allowed them to go home.
Manfred von Richthofen (1892 – 1918), also widely known as the Red Baron, was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte) during World War I. He is the top ace of that war, credited with 80 air combat victories.
Richard Ira "Dick" Bong (September 24, 1920 – August 6, 1945) is the United States' highest-scoring air ace, having shot down at least 40 Japanese aircraft during World War II. He was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) and a recipient of the Medal of Honor. All of his aerial victories were in the P-38 Lightning, a fast and well-armed Fighter.