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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 Student, Kurt Arthur Benno 01 Jul 1978 (88)
182 Anslinger, Leopold 18 Jun 1978 (87)
183 Fleischer, Alfred 11 Jun 1978 (83)
184 Naudin, Gustave 16 Apr 1978 (88)
185 Jensen, Johannes 07 Feb 1978 (80)
186 Dahlmann, Theodor 21 Jan 1978 (86)
187 Cambray, William Charles ?? ?? 1978 (84)
188 Pearson, Laurence Herbert ?? ?? 1978 (79)
189 Seth-Smith, Kenneth Arthur ?? ?? 1978 (81)
190 Stoer (Stör), Wilhelm 12 Dec 1977 (84)
191 Callahan, Lawrence Kingsley 17 Sep 1977 (83)
192 Sykes, Ronald 15 Sep 1977 (78)
193 Fucini, Mario 01 Sep 1977 (86)
194 De Gaillard De la Valden, Jean Pierre Marie Joseph 26 Aug 1977 (82)
195 Battesti, François Marie Noel 24 Aug 1977 (87)
Total Records: 1863
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