Weird History The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom  

Barbara Gaston
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A list of the best British WW1 Aces. That is, World War I Aces from United Kingdom 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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Mick Mannock is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 31 (1887-1918) - Planes shot down: 73

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James McCudden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 23 (1895-1918) - Planes shot down: 57

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George McElroy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 25 (1893-1918) - Planes shot down: 47

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Albert Ball is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 21 (1896-1917) - Planes shot down: 44

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Tom F. Hazell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 54 (1892-1946) - Planes shot down: 43

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Philip F. Fullard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 87 (1897-1984) - Planes shot down: 40

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Charles George Gass is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 79 (1898-1977) - Planes shot down: 39

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John Inglis Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 32 (1896-1928) - Planes shot down: 39

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James Ira Thomas Jones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 64 (1896-1960) - Planes shot down: 37

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Henry Winslow Woollett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 74 (1895-1969) - Planes shot down: 35

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Geoffrey Hilton Bowman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 79 (1891-1970) - Planes shot down: 32

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Samuel Frederick Henry Thompso... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 28 (1890-1918) - Planes shot down: 30

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Charles Dawson Booker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 21 (1897-1918) - Planes shot down: 29

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Percy Jack Clayson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Planes shot down: 29

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Leonard Henry Rochford is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 90 (1896-1986) - Planes shot down: 29

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John Everard Gurdon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 75 (1898-1973) - Planes shot down: 28

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Dennis Latimer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Planes shot down: 28

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Thomas Percy Middleton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Planes shot down: 27

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Ronald Malcolm Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 53 (1899-1952) - Planes shot down: 26

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William Frederick James Harvey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 75 (1897-1972) - Planes shot down: 26

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Gerald Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 64 (1895-1959) - Planes shot down: 26

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William Ernest Staton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 85 (1898-1983) - Planes shot down: 26

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Robert J. O. Compston is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 64 (1898-1962) - Planes shot down: 25

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Arthur Rhys-Davids is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 20 (1897-1917) - Planes shot down: 25

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Tom Cecil Noel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 21 (1897-1918) - Planes shot down: 24

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George S. L. Hayward is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 30 (1894-1924) - Planes shot down: 24

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Peter Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 80 (1891-1971) - Planes shot down: 24

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Harry G. E. Luchford is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 23 (1894-1917) - Planes shot down: 24

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James Anderson Slater is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 29 (1896-1925) - Planes shot down: 24

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William Charles Campbell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 69 (1889-1958) - Planes shot down: 23

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Matthew Frew is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 79 (1895-1974) - Planes shot down: 23

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Horace Percy Lale is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 69 (1886-1955) - Planes shot down: 23

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Harold Whistler is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 44 (1896-1940) - Planes shot down: 23

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Cecil Frederick King is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Cecil Frederick King Planes shot down: 22

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Arthur Ernest Newland is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 82 (1882-1964) - Planes shot down: 22

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Louis Fleeming Jenkin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 22 (1895-1917) - Planes shot down: 22

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John Leacroft is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 83 (1888-1971) - Planes shot down: 22

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Benjamin Roxburgh-Smith is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 68 (1884-1952) - Planes shot down: 22

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Francis Cubbon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 25 (1892-1917) - Planes shot down: 21

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William John Charles Kennedy-C... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
William John Charles Kennedy-Cochran-Patrick Planes shot down: 21

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Richard Maybery is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 22 (1895-1917) - Planes shot down: 21

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George Edwin Thomson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 21 (1897-1918) - Planes shot down: 21

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Leonard Monteagle Barlow is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Dec. at 20 (1898-1918) - Planes shot down: 20

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Ian Donald Roy McDonald is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Ian Donald Roy McDonald Planes shot down: 20

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Frederick Thayre is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top World War I Aces of United Kingdom
Frederick Thayre Planes shot down: 20