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Dominic Salvatore Gentile

  • Awarded the British Distinguished Flying Cross for destroying two German aircraft within ten minutes of each other.
  • Made a place for himself in the record books at age 23 by breaking the record of twenty-six kills by World War I ace Eddie Rickenbacke.
  • Destroyed more enemy planes than any other partnership of American fighter pilots with his wingman, Captain John T. Godfrey.
  • Flew as a test pilot after World War II.

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