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