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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
31 Smythe, Cyril Richard 02 Jul 1899
32 MacDonald, Hector Omdurman 29 Jun 1899
33 Swale, Edwin 28 Jun 1899
34 Mills, Alfred Stanley 26 Jun 1899
35 Gibbons, Frank George 13 Jun 1899
36 Asbury, Edward Dannett 09 Jun 1899
37 Edwards, Cedric George 05 Jun 1899
38 Sorsoleil, John Victor 02 Jun 1899
39 Claxton, William Gordon 01 Jun 1899
40 Good, Herbert Barrett 27 May 1899
41 Breakey, John Denis 19 May 1899
42 Christian, Leonard Arthur 09 May 1899
43 Johnstone, Edward Grahame 06 May 1899
44 Brading, Reginald Carey Brenton 04 May 1899
45 Apps, Gordon Frank Mason 03 May 1899
Total Records: 1865
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