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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  
1801 Coppens de Houthulst, Willy Omer François Jean 21 Dec 1986 (94)
1802 Light, Alan Douglas ?? Mar 1987 (96)
1803 Grey, Charles Gossage 06 Mar 1987 (93)
1804 Curtis, Edward Peck 13 Mar 1987 (90)
1805 Osten, Hans-Georg von der 27 Mar 1987 (92)
1806 Bulmer, George William 05 Apr 1987 (89)
1807 Saunders, Hugh William Lumsden 08 May 1987 (93)
1808 Fox Rule, Gordon 10 Jun 1987 (89)
1809 Thomson, William McKenzie 09 Jul 1987 (89)
1810 Fieseler, Gerhard 01 Sep 1987 (91)
1811 Rhodes, Hervey 11 Sep 1987 (92)
1812 Edgley, Denis Edwin ?? Oct 1987 (88)
1813 Todd, Robert Miles 20 Jan 1988 (91)
1814 Porter, Kenneth Lee 03 Feb 1988 (92)
1815 Hays, Frank Kerr 29 Feb 1988 (92)
Total Records: 1863
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