military conflicts The Top World War I Aces of Australia  

Barbara Gaston
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A list of the best Australian WW1 Aces. That is, World War I Aces from Australia 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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Robert A. Little is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Australia
Robert A. Little Died at 23 (1895-1918) - Planes shot down: 47

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Roderic Dallas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Australia
Roderic Dallas Died at 27 (1891-1918) - Planes shot down: 39

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Harry Cobby is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Australia
Harry Cobby Died at 61 (1894-1955) - Planes shot down: 29

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Elwyn Roy King is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Australia
Elwyn Roy King Died at 47 (1894-1941) - Planes shot down: 26

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Jerry Pentland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Australia
Jerry Pentland Died at 89 (1894-1983) - Planes shot down: 23

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Edgar McCloughry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Australia
Edgar McCloughry Died at 76 (1896-1972) - Planes shot down: 21

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Richard Minifie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Australia
Richard Minifie Died at 71 (1898-1969) - Planes shot down: 21

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Edgar Johnston is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Australia
Edgar Johnston Died at 92 (1896-1988) - Planes shot down: 20