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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
196 Clarke, Edward Denman 21 May 1898
197 Horry, Tom Stanley 21 May 1898
198 Holligan, Philip Terence 20 May 1898
199 MacKay, George Chisholm 17 May 1898
200 Paynter, John De Camborne 17 May 1898
201 Irving, Gordon Budd 16 May 1898
202 Merritt, Horace Ernest 15 May 1898
203 Tonks, Adrian James Boswell 10 May 1898
204 Ritscherle, Karl 01 May 1898
205 Ducornet, Pierre Desire Augustin 19 Apr 1898
206 Unger, Kenneth Russell 19 Apr 1898
207 Jensen, Johannes 17 Apr 1898
208 Jarvis, Arthur Gordon 15 Apr 1898
209 Umney, John Howard 11 Apr 1898
210 Green, Wilfrid Barratt 09 Apr 1898
Total Records: 1865
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