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Country: Great Britain
Established: 9 November 1886
Criteria:
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
The Distinguished Service Order (DSO) was awarded to military officers for individual instances of meritorious or distinguished service in war. Recipients usually received it for combat against the enemy. For additional acts of gallantry, a bar was issued.

For services during the Great War, the London Gazette announced the award of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) to members of the flying services 304 times:

Airmen who received the DSO: 275
Airmen who received a first Bar to the DSO: 27
Airmen who received a second Bar to the DSO: 2
 
Recipients - World War I Aces
1 Andrews, John Oliver
26 Jul 1917*
2 Baker, Brian Edmund
16 Aug 1918*
3 Ball, Albert
DSO - 26 Sep 1916*
Bar - 26 Sep 1916*
Bar - 25 Nov 1916*
4 Barker, William George
18 Feb 1918*
5 Beauchamp-Proctor, Andrew Frederick Weatherby
02 Nov 1918*
6 Bishop, William Avery
DSO - 18 Jun 1917*
Bar - 09 Jan 1918*
7 Bowman, Geoffrey Hilton
24 Aug 1918*
8 Brand, Christopher Joseph Quintin
31 May 1918*
9 Burden, Henry John
02 Nov 1918*
10 Campbell, William Charles
17 Sep 1917*
* Gazetted
 
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