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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:

Viewing all records: 1863
    Name Score
76 England Rochford, Leonard Henry 29
77 Germany Blume, Walter 28
78 France Bourjade, Léon Jean Pierre 28
79 Germany Buelow-Bothkamp (Bülow-Bothkamp), Walter von 28
80 Canada Carter, Albert Desbrisay 28
81 Austro-Hungarian Empire Fiala von Fernbrugg, Benno 28
82 Germany Greim, Robert Ritter von 28
83 England Gurdon, John Everard 28
84 Canada Hoidge, Reginald Theodore Carlos 28
85 England Latimer, Dennis 28
86 Germany Laumann, Arthur 28
87 Germany Roeth (Röth), Friedrich Ritter von 28
88 Germany Bernert, Otto 27
89 Germany Fruhner, Otto 27
90 Germany Kirschstein, Hans 27
 
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