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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 Doerr (Dörr), Gustav 05 Oct 1887
1622 Derode, Jean Marie Emile 16 Sep 1887
1623 Osterroht, Paul von 13 Sep 1887
1624 Becker, Hermann 10 Sep 1887
1625 Rousseaux, Achille Justin Ernest 29 Aug 1887
1626 Viallet, Marcel P. 21 Aug 1887
1627 Delage, Pierre 19 Aug 1887
1628 Kirk, Walter Alister 06 Aug 1887
1629 Stojsavljevic, Raoul 28 Jul 1887
1630 Hedley, John Herbert 19 Jul 1887
1631 Raymond, Georges 19 Jun 1887
1632 Blanc, Georges Pierre 18 Jun 1887
1633 Pinsard, Armand 28 May 1887
1634 Mannock, Edward Corringham 24 May 1887
1635 Ralston, John Steel 27 Apr 1887
Total Records: 1863
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