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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 Federov (Fedoroff), Victor 11 Nov 1885
1667 Williams, Thomas Frederic 12 Oct 1885
1668 Cymera, Wilhelm 05 Oct 1885
1669 Languedoc, Henri François 05 Oct 1885
1670 Guertiau, Julien Anatole 13 Sep 1885
1671 Dalrymple, Sydney 11 May 1885
1672 Durrand, William 04 May 1885
1673 Schmidt, Otto Christian 23 Mar 1885
1674 Lufbery, Gervais Raoul 14 Mar 1885
1675 Nikitsch, Karl 17 Jan 1885
1676 Bennett, Rex George ?? ?? 1885
1677 Kowalczik, Julius ?? ?? 1885
1678 Mostyn, William John ?? ?? 1885
1679 Pierozzi, Orazio 08 Dec 1884
1680 Hammond, Leonard Coombes 11 Nov 1884
Total Records: 1863
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