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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 Pelissier, René Alphonse 30 Apr 1886
1667 Lale, Horace Percy 08 Apr 1886
1668 Hubbard, William Henry 19 Mar 1886
1669 Heibert, Robert 08 Jan 1886
1670 Rae, Thomas Gillies 02 Jan 1886
1671 Walz, Franz 04 Dec 1885
1672 Federov (Fedoroff), Victor 11 Nov 1885
1673 Williams, Thomas Frederic 12 Oct 1885
1674 Cymera, Wilhelm 05 Oct 1885
1675 Languedoc, Henri François 05 Oct 1885
1676 Guertiau, Julien Anatole 13 Sep 1885
1677 Dalrymple, Sydney 11 May 1885
1678 Durrand, William 04 May 1885
1679 Schmidt, Otto Christian 23 Mar 1885
1680 Lufbery, Gervais Raoul 14 Mar 1885
Total Records: 1863
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