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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 Christiansen, Friedrich 05 Dec 1972 (93)
302 McCloughry, Edgar James Kingston 15 Nov 1972 (76)
303 Cunninghame, Frederick Joseph 30 Oct 1972 (78)
304 Hubrich, Gerhard 20 Oct 1972 (76)
305 Forman, James Henry 04 Oct 1972 (76)
306 Buzio, Alessandro 01 Oct 1972 (79)
307 Achard, Albert 21 Aug 1972 (78)
308 Ruamps, Laurent Baptisti 27 Jul 1972 (75)
309 Harvey, William Frederick James 21 Jul 1972 (75)
310 Cassady, Thomas Gantz 09 Jul 1972 (76)
311 Catto, Charles Gray 24 Jun 1972 (76)
312 Thompson, Louis Mark 11 Jun 1972 (84)
313 Larkin, Herbert Joseph 10 Jun 1972 (78)
314 Pineau, Cleo Francis 29 May 1972 (79)
315 Biddle, Charles John 22 Mar 1972 (82)
Total Records: 1863
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