Congratulations to Col. Perry J. “PJ” Dahl and all the Aces of the 475th! Congressional Gold Medals were awarded to all living Fighter Aces of WWII by the White House.

Congressional Gold Medals were awarded to all living Fighter Aces of WWII by the White House.

Aces of the 475th

We dedicate this page of our website to the “Aces” of the 475th Fighter group. These are the special men who achieved the status of fighter ace by personally destroying five or more enemy aircraft in air to air combat.

Read their stories

Other Aces and Their Stories

These “friends” are fighter aces who also made their mark in aerial combat. Some flew with and along-side of the men of the 475th, others distinguished themselves in Europe, Asia, or North Africa. They represent the efforts and sacrifices of all Americans in World War II, and beyond. Click on a name to read a short story of each.

Read their stories