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Richard Bong

Author: 3 Roads Communications, Inc.; Films Media Group,
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : 3 Roads Communications, Inc, New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Films Media Group, [2003] ©2003 2017.
Series: Legends of air power.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Richard Bong was the top scoring ace of WWII, shooting down 40 enemy aircraft. He began flying his P-38 in the Pacific Theater in late 1942 and had already surpassed Eddie Rickenbacker's 26 kills by April of 1943. Bong achieved his 40th and final kill in 1944. He went on to become a test pilot of jet fighters, but died tragically on a routine flight when his P-80 malfunctioned after takeoff, on the same day the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Biographies
Internet videos
Biography
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: 3 Roads Communications, Inc.; Films Media Group,
OCLC Number: 1003851609
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released by 3 Roads Communications, Inc., 2003.
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on January 17, 2017.
Title from distributor's description (Films Media Group, May 17, 2017).
Target Audience: 9 & up.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (23 min., 16 sec.)) : sound, color.
Contents: Richard Bong: Introduction (1:27) --
Bong's Early Years (2:06) --
Natural Pilot (3:30) --
Flight Antics (2:46) --
Air Combat (1:59) --
Combat Record (3:31) --
Ace of Aces (4:07) --
National Hero (1:51) --
Bong's Death (1:28) --
Credits: Legends of Air Power: Richard Bong (0:29).
Series Title: Legends of air power.
Responsibility: 3 Roads Communications, Inc.
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Richard Bong was the top scoring ace of WWII, shooting down 40 enemy aircraft. He began flying his P-38 in the Pacific Theater in late 1942 and had already surpassed Eddie Rickenbacker's 26 kills by April of 1943. Bong achieved his 40th and final kill in 1944. He went on to become a test pilot of jet fighters, but died tragically on a routine flight when his P-80 malfunctioned after takeoff, on the same day the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.

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