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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 Saune, Basile Felicien 5
17 France Sauvage, Paul Joannes 8
18 England Savage, Douglas Alfred 7
19 England Sawyer, Cyril Hayes 6
20 France Sayaret, Victor Louis Georges 7
21 England Sayers, Edward Harper 5
22 England Scandrett, Harry 7
23 England Scaramanga, James John 12
24 Italy Scaroni, Silvio 26
25 Germany Schaefer (Schäfer), Hugo 11
26 Germany Schaefer (Schäfer), Karl Emil 30
27 Germany Schaepe (Schäpe), Emil 18
28 Germany Scharon, Karl 8
29 Germany Schattauer, Karl 9
30 Germany Scheicher, Alfons 6
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