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Top Scoring Fighter Aces
World War I through World War II

United States

WWI

Edward V. Rickenbacker, 26
S. C. Rosevear, 23
William C. Lambert, 22
Frederick W. Gillette, 20
John J. Malone, 20
Alan M. Wilkinson, 19
Frank Luke, 18
Frank L. Hale, 18

WWII

Richard I. Bong, 40
Thomas McGuire, 38
David McCampbell, 34
Francis "Gabby" Gabreski, 28
Robert S. Johnson, 28
George Preddy, 27
Charles MacDonald, 27
Joseph Foss, 26

Germany

WWI

Manfred von Richthofen, 80
Ernst Udet, 62
Erich Loewenhardt, 53
Werner Voss, 48
Fritz Rumey, 45
Rudolph Berthold, 44
Paul Baumer, 43
Josef Jacobs, 41

WWII*

Erich Hartmann, 352
Gerhard Barkhorn, 301
Günther Rall, 275
Otto Kittel, 267
Walter Nowotny, 258
Wilhelm Batz, 237
Erich Rudorffer, 222
Heinz Bär, 220

United Kingdom

WWI

William Bishop, 72
Raymond Collishaw, 62
Edward Mannock, 61
James McCudden, 57
A. Beauchamp-Proctor, 54
Donald MacLaren, 54
Philip F. Fullard, 52
R. S. Dallas, 51

WWII

James E. Johnson, 36.91
Brendon E. Finucane, 32
George F. Beurling, 31.5
Robert Braham, 29
Robert Stanford Tuck, 29
F. R. Carey, 28
J. H. Lacey, 28
N. F. Duke, 28

France

WWI

Rene Paul Fonck, 75
Georges M.L.J. Guynemer, 54
Charles E.J.M. Nungesser, 45
Georges F. Madon, 41
Maurice Boyau, 35
Michel Coiffard, 34
J.P. Leon Bourjade, 28
Armand Pinsard, 27

WWII

Pierre H. Closterman, 26
Marcel Albert, 23
Jean Demozay, 21
Edmond Marin la Meslee, 20
Pierre LeGoan, 20
Roland de la Poype, 17
Jacques Andre, 16
Louis Delfino, 16

Russia

WWI

Alexander A. Kazakov, 17
P.V. d'Argueeff, 15
Alexander P. Seversky, 13
I.W. Smirnoff, 12
M. Safonov, 11
Boris Sergievsky, 11
Eduard M. Tomson, 11
E. N. Kruten, 7

WWII

Ivan N. Kozuhedub, 62
Aleksandr I. Pokryshkin, 59
Grigori A. Rechkalov, 58
Nikolai Gulayev, 57
Arsenii V. Vorozheikin, 52
Kirill A. Yevstigneev, 52
Aleksandr F. Klubov, 50
Dimitriy B. Glinka, 50

Japan

WWII

Hiromichi Shinohara, 58
Satoshi Anabuki, 39
Misuyoshi Tarui, 38
Isamu Sasaki, 38
Yasuhiko Kuroe, 30
Kenji Shimada, 27
Goichi Sumino, 27
Rikio Shibata, 27

Finland

WWII

Eino Ilmari Juutilainen, 94.17
Hans Henrik Wind, 75
Eino Antero Luukkanen, 56
Urho Sakari Lehtovaara, 44.5
Oiva Emil Kalervo Tuominen, 44
Risto Olli Petter Puhakka, 42
Olavi Kauko Puro, 36
Nils Edvard Katajainen, 35.5

Romania

WWII

Constantine Cantacuzine, 60
Alexandre Serbanescu, 53
Florian Budu, 40
Mucenica, 24
T. Greceanu, 20
Ion Milu, 18
Vinca, 16
Dan Vizanti, 15

Hungary

WWI

Godwin Brumowski, 35
Julius Arigi, 32
Benno Fiala Ritter von Fernbrugg, 28
Frank Linke-Crawford, 27
Kiss Jozsef, 19
Fejes Istvan, 18
Graeser Ferenc, 18
Eugen Boensch, 16

WWII

Deszö Szentgyörgyi, 34
György Debrödy, 26
László Molnar, 25
Lajos Toth, 24
Miklos Kenyeres, 19
Istvan Fabian, 13
Ferenc Malnasy, 12
Jozsef Malik, 10

Italy

WWI

Francesco Baracca, 34
Silvio Scaroni, 26
Ruggiero Piccio, 24
Flavia Torello Baracchini, 21
Fulco Ruffo di Calabria, 20
Marziale Cerutti, 17
Ferruccio Ranza, 17
Luigi Olivari, 12

WWII

Adriano Visconti, 26
Teresio Martinoli, 22
Leonardo Ferrulli, 21
Franco Lucchini, 21
Franco Bordoni Bisleri, 19
Luigi Gorrini, 19
Mario Visintini, 16
Ugo Drago, 15

Croatia

WWII

Mato Dubovak, 40
Cvitan Galic, 38
Mato Culinovic, 18
Dragutin Ivanic, 18
Ivan Jergovic, 16
Ljudevit Bencetic, 16
Josip Jelacic, 16
Franjo Dzhal, 13

Czech

WWII

Karel Miroslav Kuttelwascher, 20
Josef Frantisek, 17
Alois Vasatko, 15
Frantisek Perina, 12
Otto Smik, 11
Josef Stehlik, 10
Miroslav J. Mansfeld, 10
Leopold Srom, 8

Slovakia

WWII

Ján Reznák, 32
Izidor Kovarik, 28
Ján Gerthoffer, 23
Rudolf Bozk, 17.5
Frantisek Cyprich, 16.3
Jozef Stauder, 13
Frantisek Brezina, 13
Anton Matusek, 11

Australia

WWII

Clive Caldwell, 28.5
C. C. Scherf, 23.5
Keith Truscott, 17
John Waddy, 15.5
Patrick C. Hughes, 15.17
Tony Gaze, 12.5
Andrew Barr, 12
Peter Turnbull, 12

New Zealand

WWII

Colin Falkland Gray, 27.5
Alan Christopher Deere, 22
William Vernon Crawford-Compton, 21.5
Raymond Brown Hessylyn, 21.5
Evan Dall Macjie, 21.5
Edgar James Kain, 17
Brian John George Carbury, 15.5
John Milne Checketts, 14.5

Poland

WWII

Stanislaw Skalski, 22
Witold Urbanowicz, 18
Eugeniusz Horbaczewski, 16.5
Boleslaw "Mike" Gladych, 14
Jan Eugeniusz Zumbach, 12.5
Marian Pisarek, 11
Michal Maciejowski, 9.5
Aleksander Gabszewicz, 9.5

* - Were German aces really that good? The Germans had many WWII aces with 200, even 300 kills; but those weren't all Spitfires and Mustangs. The majority were Russian transport and cargo planes, many of which were unarmed and underpowered.