is a military aviator or airman credited with shooting down five or more enemy aircraft. The term
originated in World War I when French newspapers described
(French for ace) after he shot down five German aircraft.
Top 10 aces of World War I
Manfred von Richthofen
Aces by Cemetery
Aces by Date of Birth
Aces by Date of Death
Aces by Name
Aces by Nation
Aces by Victories
Casualties by Date
Cavalry of the Clouds
Published in 1917 as "An Airman's Outing," English ace
describes the daily life of a British flying officer in France.
Frank Olynyk digs out microfilm copies of some World War I records to explain what documentation exists on the German, British, French and American victory claims and losses.
Flying for France
James McConnell's account of his experiences with the American Escadrille at Verdun.
Frank Luke Monument Restored
After decades of neglect, the monument to Frank Luke is restored.
How I Shot Down 62 Planes
The amazing story of Ernst Udet's war-time conquest.
Articles and items of interest from the newspapers of the past.
RFC Pilot Training
Michael Skeet looks at pilot training in the Royal Flying Corps during late 1916 and early 1917.
Too Old at Twenty-Five
What Boy Airmen are Doing at the Front
Barrett Tillman discusses a variety of victory credits for aerial combat.