Flying ace
A flying ace is a military aviator credited with shooting down several enemy aircraft during aerial combat. The actual number of aerial victories required to officially qualify as an "ace" has varied,...
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Alex Vraciu, top WW II flying ace, dies at 96
The F6F Hellcat pilot was credited with destroying 19 Japanese planes in the air and 21 on the ground.
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Flying Tigers
US Air Forces video:Flying Tigers Bite BackThe 1st American Volunteer Group (AVG) of the Chinese Air Force in 1941–1942, nicknamed the Flying Tigers, comprised pilots from the United States Army Air...
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Aviators who became ace in a day
The term "ace in a day" is used to designate a pilot who has shot down five or more airplanes in a single day, based on usual definition of an "ace" as one with five or more aerial victories.
The...
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Alex Vraciu, top WW II flying ace, dies at 96
The F6F Hellcat pilot was credited with destroying 19 Japanese planes in the air and 21 on the ground.
George Goodman (RAF officer)
Flying Officer George Ernest "Randy" or "Benny" Goodman DFC (8 October 1920 – 14 June 1941) was a fighter pilot who flew with the Royal Air Force during the Battle of Britain, and is one of the aircre...
List of World War I aviators who shot down three observation balloons

Balloon busters were military pilots known for destroying enemy observation balloons. These pilots were noted for their near-suicidal fearlessness. An observation balloon was both a vulnerable an...
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Ronald Cuthbert Hay
Ronald Cuthbert Hay DSO, DSC and Bar (4 October 1916 – 22 November 2001) is the only Royal Marine fighter ace. He joined the Royal Marines prior to the Second World War in 1935 and then served as an a...
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George Gardiner (RAF officer)
Group Captain George Cecil Gardiner DSO, DFC (28 March 1892 – 30 July 1940) was a World War I flying ace credited with six aerial victories.
Gardiner was born in Poona, India, the son of Colo...
Charles Harrison (aviator)
Lieutenant Charles Philip Harrison MC (b. 27 July 1888) was a British World War I flying ace credited with five aerial victories.
Harrison was commissioned as second lieutenant in the Corps of Ro...
George C. Axtell
Lieutenant General George C. Axtell (November 29, 1920 – August 20, 2011) was a retired United States Marine Corps general officer and a World War II ace and Navy Cross recipient. During World W...
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Richard John Cork
Richard John (Dickie) Cork DSO, DSC (4 April 1917 – 14 April 1944) was a fighter ace in the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy during the Second World War. Cork, a naval officer, served in the Battle of ...
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David Hughes (aviator)
Captain David James Hughes (born 16 April 1899, date of death unknown) was a World War I flying ace credited with five aerial victories.When Hughes completed pilot's training, he became an instructor ...
Conrad Lally
Captain Conrad Tolendal Lally was a World War I flying ace credited with five aerial victories. His valorous military service was matched by his devotion to serving his home town and community in peac...
Waldemar Wübke
Waldemar Wübke was a Luftwaffe fighter pilot during World War II. He was one of the few Luftwaffe fighter pilots to survive combat duty over the entire course of the war. Wübke flew various types of G...
George Gauld
Lieutenant George William Gladstone Gauld was a World War I flying ace credited with five aerial victories.Gauld ran up a string of five victories late in World War I while flying a Royal Aircraft Fac...
Desmond J. Scott
Group Captain Desmond James Scott, DSO, OBE, DFC & Bar (11 September 1918 – 8 October 1997) was a New Zealand fighter pilot during the Second World War. He got his licence as a private pilot in Ne...
Ulrich Diesing
Ulrich Diesing (12 March 1911 – 17 April 1945) was a German Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to...
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Günther Tonne
Günther Tonne (21 May 1916 – 15 July 1943) was a highly decorated Major in the Luftwaffe during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leave...
List of World War II aces from Bulgaria
This is a list of fighter aces in World War II from Bulgaria. For other countries see List of World War II aces by country.Other notable pilots include:
Frank Bell (aviator)
Sergeant Frank William Bell DFM (23 August 1897 – February 1960) was an observer and air gunner in the Royal Air Force during World War I. He was a flying ace credited, together with his pilot, with s...
Franz Eisenach
Franz Eisenach (11 August 1918 – 21 August 1998) was a German Luftwaffe fighter ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes) during World Wa...
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Arthur Britton
Lieutenant Arthur Frederick Britton MC (2 October 1888 – 19 February 1919) was a World War I flying ace credited with six aerial victories.
Britton was born in Balham, London, the son of Frederick...