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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
16 France Laplasse, Antoine 8
17 Australia Larkin, Herbert Joseph 11
18 USA Larner, DeFreest 7
19 USA Larson, Jens Fredrick 9
20 Austro-Hungarian Empire Lasi, Johann 5
21 England Latimer, Dennis 28
22 England Latta, James Douglas 5
23 Germany Laumann, Arthur 28
24 England Laurence, Frederic Hope 5
25 England Lavers, Charles Stewart Touzeau 9
26 South Africa Lawson, George Edgar Bruce 6
27 England Le Blanc-Smith, Maurice 7
28 England Le Mesurier, Thomas Frederick 7
29 England Leacroft, John 22
30 Scotland Learmond, George Victor 9
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