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After his eighth aerial victory, Kaiser Wilhelm awarded Berthold the Pour le Merite.
Researches and maintains official aerial victory credit information.
According to Haulman's aerial victory report, 72 Tuskegee Airmen shot down 109 enemy aircraft, including the best of the German fighters.
It was the first operationally-ready Army Air Forces fighter group in England, and one of its pilots scored the first Army Air Forces aerial victory while operating from Britain.
Eugene Jacques Bullard, an American pilot in French service, became the first African American pilot to score an aerial victory during World War I.
On the 3rd he attacked an enemy Aviatik, his first aerial victory.
The four Fifteenth Air Force fighter groups that took part in the air battle over Memmingen on July 18, 1944, in defense of the B-17s of the 5th Bombardment Wing earned a total of forty-one aerial victory credits, equal to the number of enemy aircraft they downed on that mission day.
Yingling and his buddies, aerial victory credits published in several forms over the years, and the entire body of historical evidence available to us, no 18th Fighter-Bomber Wing pilot could have come near a MiG-15 at the time and date indicated, let alone shot one down.