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An ace is a military aviator or airman credited with shooting down five or more enemy aircraft. The term ace originated in World War I when French newspapers described Adolphe Pègoud as l'as (French for ace) after he shot down five German aircraft.
 
  Name   Date of Birth
16 Gibbs, Frederick John 03 Sep 1899
17 Booth, Edward Borgfeldt 31 Aug 1899
18 Grant, Walter Irving Newby 28 Aug 1899
19 Boothroyd, Clement Graham 25 Aug 1899
20 Naether (Näther), Max 24 Aug 1899
21 Smith, George Henry Benjamin 20 Aug 1899
22 Traill, Thomas Cathcart 06 Aug 1899
23 Edgley, Denis Edwin 05 Aug 1899
24 Mellings, Harold Thomas 05 Aug 1899
25 Hurst, Cyril Edward 27 Jul 1899
26 McDonald, James 23 Jul 1899
27 Wareing, Guy Wilbraham 23 Jul 1899
28 Gates, George Brian 21 Jul 1899
29 Heywood, Cyril Jestyn 21 Jul 1899
30 Maxted, William Henry 02 Jul 1899
Total Records: 1865
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