military conflicts The Top World War I Aces of Italy  

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A list of the best Italian WW1 Aces. That is, World War I Aces from Italy with the most victories. Photos are included wherever possible. While one may be considered an Ace with only 5 victories, these WWI Aces have shot down twenty planes or more! World War 1 Aces were arguably the bravest and boldest of all fighter pilots as their planes were so rudimentary. That said, the Fokker Dr. I and the Sopwith Camel were airplanes that got the job done. For the Aces of World War 1, flight jackets weren't yet items of prestige; they were tools of necessity as flying in an open cockpit meant pilots could freeze. The planes were made of cloth, metal tubes, and wood unlike the armored cockpits of today that protect their flyboys from machine-gun fire. Suffice to say, this list of Aces of WW1 contains all of the best.

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Francesco Baracca is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Italy
Francesco Baracca Died at 30 (1888-1918) - Planes shot down: 34

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Silvio Scaroni is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Italy
Silvio Scaroni Died at 84 (1893-1977) - Planes shot down: 26

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Pier Ruggero Piccio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Italy
Pier Ruggero Piccio Died at 85 (1880-1965) - Planes shot down: 24

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Flavio Baracchini is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Italy
Flavio Baracchini Died at 33 (1895-1928) - Planes shot down: 21

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Fulco Ruffo di Calabria is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Italy
Fulco Ruffo di Calabria Died at 62 (1884-1946) - Planes shot down: 20