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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  
61 Curtis, Edward Peck 13 Mar 1987 (90)
62 Grey, Charles Gossage 06 Mar 1987 (93)
63 Light, Alan Douglas ?? Mar 1987 (96)
64 Coppens de Houthulst, Willy Omer François Jean 21 Dec 1986 (94)
65 Carter, Alfred Williams 17 Dec 1986 (92)
66 Rochford, Leonard Henry 17 Dec 1986 (90)
67 Le Blanc-Smith, Maurice 29 Oct 1986 (90)
68 Beamish, Harold Francis 26 Oct 1986 (90)
69 Crabb, Earl Frederick 18 Oct 1986 (87)
70 Banfield, Gottfried Freiherr von 23 Sep 1986 (96)
71 Beaver, Wilfred 19 Aug 1986 (89)
72 Neville, Roger Henry Gartside ?? May 1986 (91)
73 Tinsley, William ?? Apr 1986 (91)
74 Bartlett, Charles Philip Oldfield ?? Mar 1986 (97)
75 Charley, Reginald Morse ?? ?? 1986 (94)
Total Records: 1863
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