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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
271 Ward, Edward Henry 14 Dec 1897
272 Noel, Tom Cecil 12 Dec 1897
273 Crompton, John Bonnicher 08 Dec 1897
274 de Marmier, Lionel Alexandre Pierre 04 Dec 1897
275 Keating, James Alfred 04 Dec 1897
276 Mott, Harold Edgar 04 Dec 1897
277 Jerrard, Alan 03 Dec 1897
278 Blizard, Charles Cecil 21 Nov 1897
279 Seerley, John Joseph 21 Nov 1897
280 Buelow-Bothkamp (Bülow-Bothkamp), Harry von 19 Nov 1897
281 Cudemore, Charles William 19 Nov 1897
282 Bassenge, Gerhard 18 Nov 1897
283 MacKay, Harry William MacKintosh 16 Nov 1897
284 Cooper, Gerald Kempster 13 Nov 1897
285 De Fontenay, Philip August 13 Nov 1897
Total Records: 1865
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