Lieutenant Junior Grade Hiroyoshi Nishizawa (?? ??, Nishizawa Hiroyoshi, January 27, 1920 – October 26, 1944) was an ace of the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service during World War II.
He is officially credited in Japan with the following aerial victories:
victories - 150+It is possible that Nishizawa was the most successful Japanese fighter ace of the war; he personally claimed to have had 102 aerial victories at the time of his death.
Some uncertainty is due to the Japanese habit of recording victories for pilots' units, rather than the individual, after 1941, as well as the often wildly exaggerated claims of aerial kills that were frequently accepted.
Some sources credit Nishizawa with over 120 to 150 victories.