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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 Victories
1 Russia Yanchenko, Vasili 16
2 England Yeates, Victor Maslin 5
3 Scotland Young, Graham Conacher 5
4 England Young, Wilfred Ernest 11
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