Perdomo was a first lieutenant and a veteran of ten combat missions when on August 9, 1945 the United States dropped the world’s second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. The allies were still awaiting Japan’s response to the demand to surrender and the war continued, when on August 13, 1945 1st Lt. Perdomo, shot down four Nakajima “Oscar” fighters and one Yokosuka “Willow” Type 93 biplane trainer. While the 507th Fighter Group mission reports confirm his kills as “Oscars”, they were actually Ki-84 “Franks” from the 22nd and 85th Hiko-Sentais. The combat took place near Keijo / Seoul, Korea when 38 Thunderbolts of the 507th Fighter Wing, USAAF, encountered approximately 50 enemy aircraft. It was Perdomo’s last combat mission, and the five confirmed victories made him an “Ace in a Day” and thus the distinction of being the last “Ace” of the United States in World War II.
Depart Ie Shima for a sweep of Nagasaki area. Attack and shoot down Ki-84’s
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