1st Aces of Vietnam

Navy Lt. Randy “Duke” Cunningham (pilot) and Lt. (j.g.) Willie Driscoll (radar intercept officer), flying McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom IIs from the USS Constellation, shoot down three MiG- 17s. This, combined with their aerial victories on Jan. 19 and May 8, make Cunningham and Driscoll the first U.S. aces of the Vietnam War.