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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
1636 Home-Hay, Jeffrey Batters 02 Feb 1887
1637 Wenzel, Paul 24 Jan 1887
1638 Birmingham, Thomas James 13 Jan 1887
1639 Mueller (Müller), Max Ritter von 01 Jan 1887
1640 Saune, Basile Felicien 01 Jan 1887
1641 Tonkin, Albert Victor 16 Dec 1886
1642 Gastin, Paul Adrien 08 Nov 1886
1643 Mezergues, Albert Edmond 05 Nov 1886
1644 Sabelli, Giovanni 23 Sep 1886
1645 Buisson, Alexandre 17 Sep 1886
1646 Simon, Walter Carl 14 Sep 1886
1647 Strohschneider, Ernst 06 Sep 1886
1648 Collett, Clive Franklyn 28 Aug 1886
1649 Mulock, Redford Henry 11 Aug 1886
1650 Blackett, Basil John 23 Jun 1886
Total Records: 1863
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