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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 Death  
181 Swale, Edwin 19 Jul 1978 (79)
182 Student, Kurt Arthur Benno 01 Jul 1978 (88)
183 Anslinger, Leopold 18 Jun 1978 (87)
184 Fleischer, Alfred 11 Jun 1978 (83)
185 Naudin, Gustave 16 Apr 1978 (88)
186 Jensen, Johannes 07 Feb 1978 (80)
187 Dahlmann, Theodor 21 Jan 1978 (86)
188 Cambray, William Charles ?? ?? 1978 (84)
189 Pearson, Laurence Herbert ?? ?? 1978 (79)
190 Seth-Smith, Kenneth Arthur ?? ?? 1978 (81)
191 Stoer (Stör), Wilhelm 12 Dec 1977 (84)
192 Callahan, Laurence Kingsley 17 Sep 1977 (83)
193 Sykes, Ronald 15 Sep 1977 (78)
194 Fucini, Mario 01 Sep 1977 (86)
195 De Gaillard De la Valden, Jean Pierre Marie Joseph 26 Aug 1977 (82)
Total Records: 1863
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