This link will take you to the remarkable story of WW 2 Marine Corps aviator Joe Foss. You can read how Joe Foss shot down 14 Japanese planes in just 13 days, how he was shot down himself and almost drowned, and how he between 9 October and 19 October, shot down 23 Japanese planes and damaged others that were considered "probables". Foss was awarded the DFC for his actions at Guadalcanal, and in May of 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt awarded Joe Foss the Medal Of Honor. Joe Foss ended up scoring 26 aerial victories, the most of any American pilot during WW 2.
It's quite a story.