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Titus, Robert F.

Titus, Robert F.

Robert F. Titus flew over 500 combat missions in two wars. Born in New Jersey in 1926, Titus attended high school and college in Virginia, and in 1945 joined the U.S. Army. As a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, he was a squad leader and attained the rank of...
Ritchie, Richard S.

Ritchie, Richard S.

Brigadier General “Steve” Ritchie is the U.S. Air Force’s only pilot ace of the Vietnam War. Born in North Carolina in 1942, he graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1964. He then attended undergraduate pilot training in Texas where he...
Olds, Robin

Olds, Robin

The “Old Man” of MiG Killers over North Vietnam, Brigadier General Robin Olds is one of history’s most colorful aces. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1922, he is the son of Army Air Force Major General Robert Olds, a World War I combat pilot and aide to the...

Johnson, Samuel R.

Sam Johnson, a seven-year prisoner of war in Vietnam, endured nearly three years in “Alcatraz,” a top-secret, high-security facility reserved for the most resistant American prisoners during the Vietnam War. An only child from a middle-class family,...

DeBellevue, Charles B.

Colonel (ret.) Charles B. “Chuck” DeBellevue is America’s top ace of the Vietnam War and the last ace to serve on active duty in the United States Air Force. Colonel DeBellvue was first selected as an Eagle by Air Command and Staff College’s...