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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 Williams, Thomas Frederic 12 Oct 1885
1667 Cymera, Wilhelm 05 Oct 1885
1668 Languedoc, Henri François 05 Oct 1885
1669 Guertiau, Julien Anatole 13 Sep 1885
1670 Dalrymple, Sydney 11 May 1885
1671 Durrand, William 04 May 1885
1672 Schmidt, Otto Christian 23 Mar 1885
1673 Lufbery, Gervais Raoul 14 Mar 1885
1674 Nikitsch, Karl 17 Jan 1885
1675 Bennett, Rex George ?? ?? 1885
1676 Kowalczik, Julius ?? ?? 1885
1677 Mostyn, William John ?? ?? 1885
1678 Pierozzi, Orazio 08 Dec 1884
1679 Hammond, Leonard Coombes 11 Nov 1884
1680 Noble, Walter 15 Oct 1884
Total Records: 1863
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