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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
1666 Heibert, Robert 08 Jan 1886
1667 Rae, Thomas Gillies 02 Jan 1886
1668 Walz, Franz 04 Dec 1885
1669 Federov (Fedoroff), Victor 11 Nov 1885
1670 Williams, Thomas Frederic 12 Oct 1885
1671 Cymera, Wilhelm 05 Oct 1885
1672 Languedoc, Henri François 05 Oct 1885
1673 Guertiau, Julien Anatole 13 Sep 1885
1674 Dalrymple, Sydney 11 May 1885
1675 Durrand, William 04 May 1885
1676 Schmidt, Otto Christian 23 Mar 1885
1677 Lufbery, Gervais Raoul 14 Mar 1885
1678 Nikitsch, Karl 17 Jan 1885
1679 Bennett, Rex George ?? ?? 1885
1680 Kowalczik, Julius ?? ?? 1885
Total Records: 1863
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