Top Flying Aces by Country

 

Germany
  Victories Service
1 Erich Hartmann 352 Lw
2 Gerhard Barkhorn 301 Lw
3 Günther Rall 275 Lw
4 Otto Kittel 267 Lw
5 Walter Nowotny 258 Lw
6 Wilhem Batz 237 Lw
7 Erich Rudorffer 224 Lw
8 Heinrich Bär 221 Lw
9 Hermann Graf 212 Lw
10 Heinrich Ehrler 208 Lw
11 Theodor Weissenberger 208 Lw
12 Walter Schuck 206 Lw
13 Hans Philipp 206 Lw
14 Anton Hafner 204 Lw
15 Helmuth Lipfert 203 Lw
16 Walter Krupinski 197 Lw
17 Anton Hackl 192 Lw
18 Maximillian Stotz 189 Lw
19 Joachim Brendel 189 Lw
20 Joachim Kirschner 188 Lw

 

Finland
  Victories Service
1 Erich Hartmann 94 WW / CW
2 Gerhard Barkhorn 75 CW
3 Günther Rall 56 WW / CW
4 Otto Kittel 44.5 WW / CW
5 Walter Nowotny 44 CW
6 Wilhem Batz 42 WW / CW
7 Erich Rudorffer 36 CW
8 Heinrich Bär 35.5 CW
9 Hermann Graf 32.5 WW / CW
10 Heinrich Ehrler 32 CW
11 Theodor Weissenberger 31 WW / CW
12 Walter Schuck 29.5 CW
13 Hans Philipp 28.5 CW
14 Anton Hafner 26 CW
15 Helmuth Lipfert 23 CW
16 Walter Krupinski 23 CW
17 Anton Hackl 22.5 WW / CW
18 Maximillian Stotz 21.5 CW
19 Joachim Brendel 21 CW
20 Joachim Kirschner 19.5 WW / CW

 

France
  Victories Service
1 Marcel Albert 23 AdA / NNG
2 Pierre le Gloan 20 AdA / AAV
3 Jean-Francois Demozay 21 AdA / RAF
4 Pierre Clostermann 19 AdA / RAF
5 Roger Sauvage 16 AdA / NNG
6 Edmond Marin la Mesleé 16 AdA
7 Louis Delfino 16 AdA / NNG
8 Roland de la Poype 16 AdA / RAF / NNG
9 Jacques Andre 16 AdA / NNG
10 Camille Plubeau 14 AdA
11 Albert Littolf 14 AdA / RAF / NNG
12 Michel Dorance 14 AdA
13 Marcel Perrin 13 AdA / NNG
14 Roger Marchi 13 AdA / NNG
15 Georges Lemare 13 AdA / AAV / NNG
16 Leon Cuffaut 13 AdA / NNG
17 Pierre Boillot 13 AdA / FAFL
18 Edouard le Nigen 12 AdA
19 Georges Lefol 12 AdA
20 Georges Blanck 12 AdA / AAV

 

Italy
  Victories Service
1 Teresio Martinoli 23 RA
2 Franco Lucchini 22 RA
3 Leonardo Ferrulli 22 RA
4 Franco Bordoni-Bisleri 19 RA
5 Luigi Gorrini 19 RA
6 Furio Lauri 18 RA
7 Mario Bonzano 17 RA
8 Ugo Drago 17 RA / ANR
9 Mario Visintini 17 RA
10 Adriano Mantelli 15 RA
11 Mario Bellagambi 14 RA / ANR
12 Brunetto di Montegnacco 14 RA
13 Guido Presel 13 RA
14 Luigi Baron 12 RA
15 Giovanni Dell\' Innocenti 12 RA
16 Luigi Giannella 12 RA
17 Attilio Sanson 12 RA
18 Claudio Solaro 12 RA
19 Gianlino Baschirotto 11 RA
20 Carlo Magnaghi 11 RA

 

Italy
  Victories Service
1 Hiroyoshi Nishizawa 87 IJN
2 Tetsuzo Iwamoto 80 IJN
3 Shigeo Fukumoto 72 IJN
4 Sho-ichi Sugita 70 IJN
5 Saburo Sakai 64 IJN
6 Horimichi Shinohara 58 IJAAF
7 Takeo Okumura 54 IJN
8 Satoshi Anabuki 51 IJAAF
9 Yoshihiko Nakada 45 IJAAF
10 Sumi Kamito 40 IJAAF
11 Micuyoshi Tarui 38 IJAAF
12 Isamu Sasaki 38 IJAAF
13 Toshio Ota 34 IJN
14 Kazuo Sugino 32 IJN
15 Sada Koga 31 IJAAF
16 Yasuhiro Kuroe 30 IJAAF
17 Shizuo Ishii 29 IJN
18 Chiyoshi Saito 28 IJAAF
19 Takeyoshi Muto 28 IJN
20 Goichi Sumino 27 IJAAF

 

United Kingdom
  Victories Service
1 James Johnson 38 RAF
2 William Vale 30.5 RAF
3 Robert Braham 29 RAF
4 Robert Tuck 29 RAF
5 Frank Carey 28 RAF
6 James Lacey 28 RAF
7 Neville Duke 28 RAF
8 Eric Lock 25 RAF
9 Billy Drake 24.5 RAF
10 Geoffrey Allard 23.8 RAF
11 Douglas Bader 23 RAF
12 Donald Kingaby 23 RAF
13 Finlay Boyd 22.5 RAF
14 Maurice Stephens 22.5 RAF
15 Michael Crossley 22 RAF
16 Alan Deere 21.5 RAF
17 Herbert Hallowes 21.33 RAF
18 Archibald McKellar 21 RAF
19 Bransome Burbridge 21 RAF
20 Gerald Edge 20 RAF

 

United States
  Victories Service
1 Richard Bong 40 USAAF
2 Thomas McGuire 38 USAAF
3 David McCampbell 34 USN
4 Francis Gabreski 28 USAAF
5 Robert Johnson 27 USAAF
6 Charles MacDonald 27 USAAF
7 George Preddy Jr. 26.63 RAF / USAAF
8 Joseph Foss 26 USMC
9 Robert Hanson 25 USMC
10 Lance Wade 25 RAF
11 Gregory Boyington 24 AVG / USMC
12 Cecil Harris 24 USN
13 John Meyer 24 USAAF
14 Eugene Valencia 23 USN
15 David Schilling 22.5 USAAF
16 Gerald Johnson 22 USAAF
17 Neel Kearby 22 USAAF
18 Jay Robbins 22 USAAF
19 Dominic Gentile 21.83 RAF / USAAF
20 Fred Chirstensen 21.5 USAAF

 

U.S.S.R.
  Victories Service
1 Ivan Kozhedub 62 VVS
2 Aleksandr Pokryshkin 59 VVS
3 Grigori Rechkalov 58 VVS
4 Nikolai Gulayev 57 VVS
5 Arsenii Vorozheikin 52 VVS
6 Kirill Yevstigneev 52 VVS
7 Aleksandr Klubov 50 VVS
8 Dimitriy Glinka 50 VVS
9 Ivan Pilipenko 48 VVS
10 Nikolai Skomorokov 46 VVS
11 Vasilii Kubarev 46 VVS
12 Georgi Kostilev 43 VVS
13 Vladimir Bobrov 43 VVS
14 Sergi Morgunov 42 VVS
15 Vitalii Popkov 41 VVS
16 Aleksi Alelyukin 40 VVS
17 Lapanskii 40 VVS
18 Viktor Golubev 39 VVS
19 Vasilii Golubev 38 VVS
20 Mikhail Pivovarov 37 VVS

 

Other
  Victories Service
1 Marmaduke Pattle (ZAF) 51 RAF
2 Alexandru Serbanescu (ROM) 44 FAR
3 Constantine Cantacuzino (ROM) 43 FAR
4 Brendan Finucane (IRE) 32 RAF
5 Adolph Malan (ZAF) 32 RAF
6 Ján Režnák (CZE) 32 SAF
7 George Beurling (CAN) 31.33 RAF
8 Dezso Szengyorgyi (HUN) 30.5 RHAF
9 Izidor Kovárik (CZE) 28 SAF
10 Clive Caldwell (AUS) 27.5 RAF
11 Ján Gerthoffer (CZE) 26 SAF
12 Lagos Toth (HUN) 26 RHAF
13 Edward Charles (CAN) 22 RCAF
14 Henry McLeod (CAN) 20 RCAF
15 Stanislaw Skalski (POL) 18 PAF / RAF
16 Karl Kuttelwascher (CZE) 18 RAF
17 Witold Urbanowicz (POL) 18 PAF / RAF
18 Rudolf Božík (CZE) 17 SAF
19 Josef Frantisek (CZE) 17 PAF
20 Boleslaw Gladych (POL) 17 PAF / USAAF

 

Notes:

(1) WW = Winter War; CW = Continuation War; AAV = Armeé de l\'Air Vichy; FAFL = Forces Aériennes Francaises Libres; NNG = Normandie-Niemen; ANR = Aeronautica Nazionale Reppublicana; AVG = American Volunteer Group (Flying Tigers);
FAR = Fortele Aeriene Române (Romanian Air Force); RHAF = Royal Hungarian Air Force; PAF = Polish Air Force; SAF = Slovakian Air Force.

Source: Various.