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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 Grinnell-Milne, Duncan William ?? ?? 1973 (77)
302 Bissell, Clayton Lawrence 24 Dec 1972 (76)
303 Christiansen, Friedrich 05 Dec 1972 (93)
304 McCloughry, Edgar James Kingston 15 Nov 1972 (76)
305 Rigby, Harry Alexander 04 Nov 1972 (76)
306 Cunninghame, Frederick Joseph 30 Oct 1972 (78)
307 Hubrich, Gerhard 20 Oct 1972 (76)
308 Forman, James Henry 04 Oct 1972 (76)
309 Buzio, Alessandro 01 Oct 1972 (79)
310 Achard, Albert 21 Aug 1972 (78)
311 Ruamps, Laurent Baptisti 27 Jul 1972 (75)
312 Harvey, William Frederick James 21 Jul 1972 (75)
313 Cassady, Thomas Gantz 09 Jul 1972 (76)
314 Catto, Charles Gray 24 Jun 1972 (76)
315 Thompson, Louis Mark 11 Jun 1972 (84)
Total Records: 1863
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