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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 Rochford, Leonard Henry 17 Dec 1986 (90)
1802 Coppens de Houthulst, Willy Omer François Jean 21 Dec 1986 (94)
1803 Light, Alan Douglas ?? Mar 1987 (96)
1804 Grey, Charles Gossage 06 Mar 1987 (93)
1805 Curtis, Edward Peck 13 Mar 1987 (90)
1806 Osten, Hans-Georg von der 27 Mar 1987 (92)
1807 Bulmer, George William 05 Apr 1987 (89)
1808 Saunders, Hugh William Lumsden 08 May 1987 (93)
1809 Fox Rule, Gordon 10 Jun 1987 (89)
1810 Thomson, William McKenzie 09 Jul 1987 (89)
1811 Fieseler, Gerhard 01 Sep 1987 (91)
1812 Rhodes, Hervey 11 Sep 1987 (92)
1813 Edgley, Denis Edwin ?? Oct 1987 (88)
1814 Todd, Robert Miles 20 Jan 1988 (91)
1815 Porter, Kenneth Lee 03 Feb 1988 (92)
Total Records: 1863
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