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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
46 Germany Aue, Paul 10
47 Germany Auer, Hans 5
48 Germany Auffarth (Auffahrt), Harald 29
49 France Auger, Alfred Victor Robert 7
50 Germany Averes, Dietrich 10
51 Italy Avet, Flaminio 8
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