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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  
301 Bissell, Clayton Lawrence 24 Dec 1972 (76)
302 Christiansen, Friedrich 05 Dec 1972 (93)
303 McCloughry, Edgar James Kingston 15 Nov 1972 (76)
304 Rigby, Harry Alexander 04 Nov 1972 (76)
305 Cunninghame, Frederick Joseph 30 Oct 1972 (78)
306 Hubrich, Gerhard 20 Oct 1972 (76)
307 Forman, James Henry 04 Oct 1972 (76)
308 Buzio, Alessandro 01 Oct 1972 (79)
309 Achard, Albert 21 Aug 1972 (78)
310 Ruamps, Laurent Baptisti 27 Jul 1972 (75)
311 Harvey, William Frederick James 21 Jul 1972 (75)
312 Cassady, Thomas Gantz 09 Jul 1972 (76)
313 Catto, Charles Gray 24 Jun 1972 (76)
314 Thompson, Louis Mark 11 Jun 1972 (84)
315 Larkin, Herbert Joseph 10 Jun 1972 (78)
Total Records: 1863
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