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Richard I. Bong WWII Heritage Center


"Dick Bong was born in Superior, Wisconsin, and grew up on the family farm in nearby Poplar. He became America's all-time Ace of Aces, downing 40 enemy planes during World War II in the Pacific theater while flying P-38 fighter planes. His many decorations for outstanding skills and extraordinary courage included the Congressional Medal of Honor. He was ordered home for his safety and married his sweetheart, Marge, in Superior. Six months later, August 1945, Dick was killed test piloting the first jet fighter plane."

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Superior, WI

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bob Hope
29-May-1903 27-Jul-2003 Centenarian comic
Wally Schirra
12-Mar-1923 3-May-2007 Commander of Apollo 7

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