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World War 1 Aces


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The 'Ace' was born in the air war of World War 1 - led by none other than German high scorer Manfred von Richthofen (The Red Baron).
With the arrival of the armed, single-seat fighter in World War 1 arrived the term 'Ace' used to describe a military aviator who had acrued multiple air kills - typically five or more. The term originated from French newspapers of the period when aviator Adolphe Pegoud was credited with downing five German aircraft. Various measures were had by the various countries involved in the war to ensure that an air kill was indeed legitimate. In time, even individual bomber crewman - who could prove adept at taking down enemy fighters as well - were also given the title of Ace.





Overall ranking (1) for each pilot is shown in gray at left of name. Kill counts (80) are shown in green at right of name.

  1  
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Manfred von Richthofen
  80  
  2  
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Rene Fonck
  75  
  3  
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William (Billy) Bishop
  72  
  4  
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Ernst Udet
  62  
  5  
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Edward Mannock
  61  
  6  
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Raymond Collishaw
  60  
  7  
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James Thomas McCudden
  57  
  8  
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Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor
  54  
  9  
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Erich Loewenhardt
  54  
  10  
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Donald MacLaren
  54  
  11  
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Georges Guynemer
  53  
  12  
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William George Barker
  50  
  13  
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Josef Carl Peter Jacobs
  48  
  14  
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Werner Voss
  48  
  15  
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Robert Alexander Little
  47  
  16  
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George Edward Henry McElroy
  47  
  17  
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Fritz Rumey
  45  
  18  
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Albert Ball
  44  
  19  
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Rudolph Berthold
  44  
  20  
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Bruno Loerzer
  44  
  21  
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Paul Wilhelm Baumer (Baeumer)
  43  
  22  
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Tom Falcon Hazell
  43  
  23  
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Charles Nungesser
  43  
  24  
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George Felix Madon
  41  
  25  
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Oswald Boelcke
  40  
  26  
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France Buchner (Buechner)
  40  
  27  
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Philip Fletcher Fullard
  40  
  28  
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Lothar Ritter von Richthofen
  40  
  29  
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Charles George Gass
  39  
  30  
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John Ingles Gilmour
  39  
  31  
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Heinrich Gontermann
  39  
  32  
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William Lancelot Jordan
  39  
  33  
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Karl Menckhoff
  39  
  34  
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Alfred Clayburn Atkey
  38  
  35  
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William Gordon Claxton
  37  
  36  
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Willy Coppens de Houthulst
  37  
  37  
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James Ira Thomas Jones
  37  
  38  
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Karl Bolle
  36  
  39  
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Julius Buckler
  37  
  40  
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Joseph Stewart Temple Fall
  36  
  41  
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Max Ritter von Mueller (Muller)
  36  
  42  
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Maruice Jean Paul Boyau
  35  
  43  
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Godwin Brumowski
  35  
  44  
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Gustav Doerr (Dorr)
  35  
  45  
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Otto Koennecke (Konnecke)
  35  
  46  
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Frederick Robert Gordon McCall
  35  
  47  
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Eduard Ritter von Schleich
  35  
  48  
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Emil Thuy
  35  
  49  
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Josef Veltjens
  35  
  50  
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Henry Winslow Woollett
  35  
  51  
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Francesco Baracca
  34  
  52  
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Michael Joseph Callixte Marie Coiffard
  34  
  53  
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Heinrich Bongartz
  33  
  54  
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Samuel Marcus Kinkead
  33  
  55  
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Heinrich Kroll
  33  
  56  
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Frank Granger Quigley
  33  
  57  
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Kurt Wolff
  33  
  58  
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Julius Arigi
  32  
  59  
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Geoffrey Hilton Bowman
  32  
  60  
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Roderic Stanley Dallas
  32  
  61  
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Hermann Frommherz
  32  
  62  
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Theodor Osterkamp
  32  
  63  
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Paul Billik
  31  
  64  
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Andrew Edward McKeever
  31  
  65  
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Gotthard Sachsenberg
  31  
  66  
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Julius Karl Allmenroeder (Allmenroder)
  30  
  67  
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Carl Degelow
  30  
  68  
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Josef Mai
  30  
  69  
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Ulrich Neckel
  30  
  70  
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Karl Emil Schaefer (Shafer)
  30  
  71  
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Samuel Frederick Henry Thompson
  30  
  72  
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Harald Auffarth (Auffahrt)
  29  
  73  
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Charles Dawson Booker
  29  
  74  
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Percy Jack Clayson
  29  
  75  
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Arthur Henry Cobby
  29  
  76  
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Leonard Henry Rochford
  29  
  77  
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Walter Blume
  28  
  78  
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Leon Jean Pierre Bourjade
  28  
  79  
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Walter von Buelow-Bothkamp
  28  
  80  
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Albert Desbrisay Carter
  28  
  81  
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Benno Fiala von Fernbrugg
  28  
  82  
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Robert Ritter von Greim
  28  
  83  
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John Everard Gurdon
  28  
  84  
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Reginald Theodore Carlos Hoidge
  28  
  85  
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Dennis Latimer
  28  
  86  
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Arthur Laumann
  28  
  87  
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Friedrich Ritter von Roeth (Roth)
  28  
  88  
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Otto Bernert
  27  
  89  
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Otto Fruhner
  27  
  90  
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Hans Kirschstein
  27  
  91  
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Frank Linke-Crawford
  27  
  92  
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Clifford Mackay McEwan
  27  
  93  
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Thomas Percy Middleton
  27  
  94  
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Armand Pinsard
  27  
  95  
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Frank Ormond Soden
  27  
  96  
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Karl Thom
  27  
  97  
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Adolf von Tutschek
  27  
  98  
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Arthur Treloar Whealy
  27  
  99  
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Kurt Wuesthoff (Wusthoff)
  27  
  100  
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Oskar Freiherr von Boenigk
  26  
  101  
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Eduard Ritter von Dostler
  26  
  102  
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Ronald Malcolm Fletcher
  26  
  103  
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William Frederick James Harvey
  26  
  104  
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Elwyn Roy King
  26  
  105  
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Gerald Joseph Constable Maxwell
  26  
  106  
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Max Naether (Nather)
  26  
  107  
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Edward (Eddie) Vernon Rickenbacker
  26  
  108  
  National Flag  
Silvio Scaroni
  26  
  109  
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William Ernest Staton
  26  
  110  
  Canadian National Flag  
William McKenzie Thomson
  26  
  111  
  German Empire National Flag  
Olivier Freiherr von Beaulieu-Marconnay
  25  
  112  
  New Zealand National Flag  
Keith Caldwell
  25  
  113  
  United Kingdom National Flag  
Robert J.O. Compston
  25  
  114  
  German Empire National Flag  
Georg von Hantelmann
  25  
  115  
  German Empire National Flag  
Fritz Putter
  25  
  116  
  Canadian National Flag  
Stanley Wallace Rosevear
  25  
  117  
  German Empire National Flag  
Erwin Bohme
  24  
  118  
  British National Flag  
Peter Carpenter
  24  
  119  
  British National Flag  
George S.L. Hayward
  24  
  120  
  British National Flag  
Harry G.E. Luchford
  24  
  121  
  German Empire National Flag  
Georg Meyer
  24  
  122  
  British National Flag  
Tom Cecil Noel
  24  
  123  
  Kingdom of Italy National Flag  
Pier Ruggero Piccio
  24  
  124  
  Canadian National Flag  
William Earnest Shields
  24  
  125  
  British National Flag  
James Anderson Slater
  24  
  126  
  Canadian National Flag  
William Melville Alexander
  23  
  127  
  German Empire National Flag  
Hermann Becker
  23  
  128  
  British National Flag  
William Charles Campbell
  23  
  129  
  French National Flag  
Rene Dorme
  23  
  130  
  British National Flag  
Matthew Brown Frew
  23  
  131  
  French National Flag  
Gabriel Guerin
  23  
  132  
  British National Flag  
Howard Percy Lale
  23  
  133  
  Australian National Flag  
Alexander Pentland
  23  
  134  
  British National Flag  
Harold Whistler
  23  
  135  
  German Empire National Flag  
Hermann Goring
  22  
  136  
  South African National Flag  
Thomas Sinclair Harrison
  22  
  137  
  French National Flag  
Marcel Haegelen
  22  
  138  
  British National Flag  
Louis Fleeming Jenkin
  22  
  139  
  British National Flag  
Cecil Frederick King
  22  
  140  
  German Empire National Flag  
Hans Klein
  22  
  141  
  British National Flag  
John Leacroft
  22  
  142  
  British National Flag  
Arthur Ernest Newland
  22  
  143  
  German Empire National Flag  
Hans Martin Pippart
  22  
  144  
  German Empire National Flag  
Werner Preuss
  22  
  145  
  French National Flag  
Pierre Marinovitch
  22  
  146  
  British National Flag  
Benjamin Roxburgh-Smith
  22  
  147  
  German Empire National Flag  
Karl Schlegel
  22  
  148  
  Canadian National Flag  
Joseph Leonard Maries White
  22  
  149  
  German Empire National Flag  
Rudolf Windisch
  22  
  150  
  German Empire National Flag  
Hans von Adam
  21  
  151  
  German Empire National Flag  
Friedrich Altemeier
  21  
  152  
  Kingdom of Italy National Flag  
Flavio Baracchini
  21  
  153  
  British Empire National Flag  
Francis Cubbon
  21  
  154  
  German Empire National Flag  
Friedrich Friedrichs
  21  
  155  
  French National Flag  
Alfred Heurtaux
  21  
  156  
  Canadian National Flag  
Charles Hickey
  21  
  157  
  German Empire National Flag  
Fritz Hohn
  21  
  158  
  British Empire National Flag  
William John Charles Kennedy-Cochran-Patrick
  21  
  159  
  British Empire National Flag  
Richard Maybery
  21  
  160  
  Australian National Flag  
Edgar McCloughry
  21  
  161  
  Australian National Flag  
Richard Minifie
  21  
  162  
  German Empire National Flag  
Friedrich T. Noltenius
  21  
  163  
  British Empire National Flag  
George Edwin Thomson
  21  
  164  
  British Empire National Flag  
Leonard Monteagle Barlow
  20  
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