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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
316 Wright, Chester Ellis 01 Sep 1897
317 Newnham, Maurice Ashdown 31 Aug 1897
318 Garaud, Hector Eugene Joseph 27 Aug 1897
319 Bell, George Stanley 23 Aug 1897
320 Cowan, Sidney Edward 23 Aug 1897
321 Paillard, Antoine Joseph Henri Louis 23 Aug 1897
322 Foster, George Buchanan 19 Aug 1897
323 Bryson, Oliver Campbell 18 Aug 1897
324 Liversedge, Sydney Tyndall 15 Aug 1897
325 Smith, Langley Frank Willard 15 Aug 1897
326 Green, Charles Duncan Bremner 14 Aug 1897
327 Gerrard, Thomas Francis Netterville 13 Aug 1897
328 Lewis, Gwilym Hugh 05 Aug 1897
329 Roques, Jacques RaphaŽl 02 Aug 1897
330 Rudorfer, Franz 29 Jul 1897
Total Records: 1863
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