Wars The Top World War I Aces of Canada  

Barbara Gaston
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A list of the best Canadian WW1 Aces. That is, World War I Aces from Canada 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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Billy Bishop is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Canada
Billy Bishop Died at 62 (1894-1956) - Planes shot down: 72

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Raymond Collishaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Canada
Raymond Collishaw Died at 83 (1893-1976) - Planes shot down: 60

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Donald MacLaren is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Canada
Donald MacLaren Died at 95 (1893-1988) - Planes shot down: 54

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William George Barker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Canada
William George Barker Died at 36 (1894-1930) - Planes shot down: 50

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Alfred Atkey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Canada
Alfred Atkey Died at 77 (1894-1971) - Planes shot down: 38

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William Gordon Claxton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Canada
William Gordon Claxton Planes shot down: 37

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Joseph Stewart Temple Fall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Canada
Joseph Stewart Temple Fall Died at 93 (1895-1988) - Planes shot down: 36

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Frederick McCall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Canada
Frederick McCall Died at 53 (1896-1949) - Planes shot down: 35

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Frank Granger Quigley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Canada
Frank Granger Quigley Died at 24 (1894-1918) - Planes shot down: 33

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Andrew Edward McKeever is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Canada
Andrew Edward McKeever Died at 25 (1894-1919) - Planes shot down: 31

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Albert Desbrisay Carter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Canada
Albert Desbrisay Carter Died at 27 (1892-1919) - Planes shot down: 28

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Reginald Hoidge is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Canada
Reginald Hoidge Died at 69 (1894-1963) - Planes shot down: 28

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Clifford McEwen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Canada
Clifford McEwen Died at 70 (1897-1967) - Planes shot down: 27

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Frank Ormond Soden is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Canada
Frank Ormond Soden Died at 66 (1895-1961) - Planes shot down: 27

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Arthur Whealy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Canada
Arthur Whealy Died at 50 (1895-1945) - Planes shot down: 27

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William McKenzie Thomson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Canada
William McKenzie Thomson Died at 89 (1898-1987) - Planes shot down: 26

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Stanley Wallace Rosevear is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Canada
Stanley Wallace Rosevear Died at 22 (1896-1918) - Planes shot down: 25

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William Ernest Shields is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Canada
William Ernest Shields Died at 29 (1892-1921) - Planes shot down: 24

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William Melville Alexander is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Canada
William Melville Alexander Died at 91 (1897-1988) - Planes shot down: 23

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Joseph Leonard Maries White is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Canada
Joseph Leonard Maries White Died at 28 (1897-1925) - Planes shot down: 22

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Harold Leslie Edwards is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Canada
Harold Leslie Edwards Died at 58 (1893-1951) - Planes shot down: 21

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Charles Hickey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Canada
Charles Hickey Died at 21 (1897-1918) - Planes shot down: 21

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Kenneth Burns Conn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Canada
Kenneth Burns Conn Died at 88 (1896-1984) - Planes shot down: 20

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Camille Lagesse is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top World War I Aces of Canada
Camille Lagesse Planes shot down: 20