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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  
286 Ranza, Ferruccio 25 Apr 1973 (81)
287 Gurdon, John Everard 14 Apr 1973 (75)
288 Gossner, Max 05 Apr 1973 (79)
289 Richards, Cecil Roy 28 Mar 1973 (80)
290 Thompson, Cecil Robert 16 Mar 1973 (79)
291 Levy (Lévy), André Robert 12 Mar 1973 (80)
292 De Meulemeester, Andre 07 Mar 1973 (79)
293 Risztics, Johann 07 Mar 1973 (78)
294 Gros, Louis Prosper 03 Mar 1973 (80)
295 Dixon, George Clapham 01 Feb 1973 (78)
296 Portron, François 21 Jan 1973 (83)
297 Grinnell-Milne, Duncan William ?? ?? 1973 (77)
298 Bissell, Clayton Lawrence 24 Dec 1972 (76)
299 Christiansen, Friedrich 05 Dec 1972 (93)
300 McCloughry, Edgar James Kingston 15 Nov 1972 (76)
Total Records: 1863
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