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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.
 
Victories:

Records found: 409
    Name Score
196 Germany Kohlbach, Wilhelm 5
197 Russia Kokorin, Nikolai 5
198 Germany Kopka, Johann 5
199 Austro-Hungarian Empire Kowalczik, Julius 5
200 England Kydd, Frederick Joseph 5
201 Austro-Hungarian Empire Lahner, Franz 5
202 Scotland Laing, Kenneth Joseph Price 5
203 Canada Lally, Conrad Tolendal 5
204 Austro-Hungarian Empire Lang, Friedrich 5
205 England Langlands, David 5
206 England Langstone, Sydney Frank 5
207 Austro-Hungarian Empire Lasi, Johann 5
208 England Latta, James Douglas 5
209 England Laurence, Frederic Hope 5
210 France Le Cour Grandmaison, Didier Louis Marie Charles 5
 
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