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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
1621 O'Grady, Conn Standish 04 Jan 1888
1622 Kenny, Edward Patrick ?? Jan 1888
1623 Robertson, John Henry ?? ?? 1888
1624 Lecoq De Kerland, Marie Charles Maurice 21 Dec 1887
1625 Doumer, René 31 Oct 1887
1626 Doerr (Dörr), Gustav 05 Oct 1887
1627 Derode, Jean Marie Emile 16 Sep 1887
1628 Osterroht, Paul von 13 Sep 1887
1629 Becker, Hermann 10 Sep 1887
1630 Rousseaux, Achille Justin Ernest 29 Aug 1887
1631 Vialet, Marcel Pierre 21 Aug 1887
1632 Delage, Pierre 19 Aug 1887
1633 Kirk, Walter Alister 06 Aug 1887
1634 Stojsavljevic, Raoul 28 Jul 1887
1635 Hedley, John Herbert 19 Jul 1887
Total Records: 1863
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