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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
1651 Hubbard, William Henry 19 Mar 1886
1652 Heibert, Robert 08 Jan 1886
1653 Rae, Thomas Gillies 02 Jan 1886
1654 Walz, Franz 04 Dec 1885
1655 Federov (Fedoroff), Victor 11 Nov 1885
1656 Williams, Thomas Frederic 12 Oct 1885
1657 Cymera, Wilhelm 05 Oct 1885
1658 Languedoc, Henri François 05 Oct 1885
1659 Guertiau, Julien Anatole 13 Sep 1885
1660 Dalrymple, Sydney 11 May 1885
1661 Durrand, William 04 May 1885
1662 Schmidt, Otto 23 Mar 1885
1663 Lufbery, Gervais Raoul 14 Mar 1885
1664 Nikitsch, Karl 17 Jan 1885
1665 Bennett, Rex George ?? ?? 1885
Total Records: 1863
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