His first aerial victory came in February 1943 when he and another pilot downed a Junkers Ju-52 transport near Licata.
Her pilots downed two Soviet-built MiG-15 jets and damaged a third on 18 November.
Israeli and Pakistani pilots downed more than 60 enemy planes in dogfights during the 1980's - and never lost a plane.
German pilots flying against ill-equipped Russians downed hundreds of aircraft.
At issue was which pilot downed Yamamoto.
They will also have the capability to perform search and rescue, typically of (but not limited to) downed pilots.
On 24 March 1945, while escorting B-17 Flying Fortresses during a raid on a tank factory in Berlin, the 332d's pilots downed three German jet fighters.
Aside from Private Lynch, that left the five missing soldiers, and the two pilots downed in the Apache helicopter, for a total of seven.
The flight was accompanying two helicopters sent out to rescue the pilot of an F-4 Phantom downed about 20 miles northwest of Dong Hoi.
He also rescued the pilot of that downed TR-3, and he explained the facts of life to them.