Alexander Vraciu

US Navy World War II fighter ace
Vraciu in June 1944

Alexander Vraciu (November 2, 1918 – January 29, 2015) was a United States Navy fighter ace. He was a Medal of Honor nominee. He served during World War II. He once shot down six Japanese dive bombers in eight minutes. Vraciu was born in East Chicago, Indiana.

Vraciu died on January 29, 2015 in his sleep at the age of 96 at his home in Danville, Illinois.[1]


  1. "Alexander Vraciu". Retrieved January 30, 2015.