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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
91 Hunt, Frederick John ?? ?? 1899
92 Maier, Josef von ?? ?? 1899
93 Masters, Ernest Harold ?? ?? 1899
94 Mather, Malcolm Brown ?? ?? 1899
95 Shannon, Christopher James ?? ?? 1899
96 Smith, David Esplin ?? ?? 1899
97 Smith, Harry Coleman ?? ?? 1899
98 Strange, Gilbert John ?? ?? 1899
99 Warner, John Weston ?? ?? 1899
100 Hardcastle, Ernest 31 Dec 1898
101 Robinson, Harry Noel Cornforth 25 Dec 1898
102 Smuts, Neil Ritz 23 Dec 1898
103 Bateman, John Conrade 21 Dec 1898
104 Brown, Colin Peter 20 Dec 1898
105 McConnell, Roy Kirkwood 19 Dec 1898
Total Records: 1865
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