War Thunder background
Richard Ira Bong Birthday
Attention! This news was published on the old version of the website. There may be some problems with news display in specific browser versions.

Richard Ira Bong (September 24,1920 - August 6, 1945) is the United States highest scoring Ace.

 


War Thunder presents special event from September 24th  16:00 GMT (09:00 PDT) to September 25th 16:00 GMT (09:00 PDT)

Special 50% discount for purchase, modifications and repair costs for  P-40E-1 and  P-38G

 

Special 30% discount for purchase, modifications and repair costs for   F-80C



He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps at age 20 after having learned to fly as a college student in a civilian pilot program prior to WWII.



 

In the Pacific Theater he flew the P-38 scoring 40 Victories against the Japanese and receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor for his achievements. Bong became a test pilot assigned to Lockheed on the P-80 Shooting Star project in Burbank, California in 1945 where he died during a routine test flight.

Read more:
The Toolbox!
  • 8 April 2024
Mad Thunder: Rage and Loot!
  • 1 April 2024
Thunder Show: FIRE ARC
  • 12 April 2024
Celebrate the Day of Aviation and Cosmonautics by Earning a Themed Decal!
  • 12 April 2024