Llista d'asos de l'aviació de la Primera Guerra Mundial amb 5 victòries

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El terme as fou utilitzat per primer cop per la premsa francesa durant la Primera Guerra Mundial, descrivint Adolphe Pégoud com l'as, després d'haver abatut 5 aparells alemanys. Al principi de la Primera Guerra Mundial encara no existien els combats aeris i els aparells eren únicament de reconeixement. Tan bon punt els aparells van començar a ser capaços d'abatre o de forçar a aterrar altres aparells, sistemes d'acreditació de victòries van aparèixer.

En els primers passos de l'aviació militar, diferents serveis aeris van desenvolupar diferents mètodes d'acreditació de victòries aèries. Cap d'aquests sistemes era 100% fiable i eren constantment subjectes a variacions. De fet, el nombre de victòries per a ser considerat com un as oficialment variava depenent del servei militar.

Els alemanys no utilitzaven el terme as sinó que es referien als pilots alemanys amb 10 victòries com a Überkanone, assignant cada victòria a un pilot en concret, i només després d'haver verificat visualment la destrucció total o parcial de l'aparell enemic. El sistema de l'Armee de l'Air francesa només comptava els aparells totalment destruïts, però acreditaven a tot aquell pilot o observador que hagués participat en la victòria, que en alguns casos podien ser diversos individuals. La majoria de les altres nacions (inclosos els Estats Units) van adoptar el sistema francès. Els aparells britànics lluitaven normalment sobre territori alemany, i per tant no podien fer servir el mateix mètode que els alemanys, de verificar visualment totes les victòries. Al principi les batalles resultaven sovint en l'oponent forçat a aterrar o expulsat del territori essent obligat a marxar cap al seu territori. Per això, els britànics acreditaven combats categoritzats de decisius pels mateixos comandants d'esquadró; podent incloure aparells alemanys expulsats del territori o aparells que havien estat vistos per última vegada for a de control sense verificar si realment havien acabat estavellant-se. Les acreditacions dels russos reflectien a vegades victòries on l'enemic no havia estat totalment destruït. El terme as mai va ser utilitzat oficialment pels britànics.

Tot i que l'estatus d'as era sovint associat als pilots de caça, tant els bombarders com els aparells de reconeixement, i observadors en aparells biplaça com per exemple el Bristol F.2b (Bristol Fighter) també obtenien victòries sobre l'enemic. En ambdós bàndols, si un aparell biplaça aconseguia una victòria, aquesta era acreditada a ambdós membres de l'equip, tant el pilot com l'observador/metralladora. Com que alguns pilots formaven equips amb diversos observadors/metralladora en aparells biplaça, es podia donar el cas que els observadors fossin asos mentre que els pilots no.

Llista d'asos segons el nº de victòries:principal

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Llegenda[modifica | modifica el codi]

  •  † - Indica algun dels següents: mort (KIA Killed in Action), desaparegut (MIA Missing in Action), mort per ferides (DOW Died of Wounds) o mort en un accident d'aviació (KIFA Killed in a Flying Accident) durant la Primera Guerra Mundial.

Condecoracions[modifica | modifica el codi]

Condecoració* indica que una barra s'ha afegit a la cinta de la condecoració en qüestió, resultat de l'obtenció de la medalla per segon cop.
Condecoració** i Condecoració*** similarment a l'anterior per al tercer i quart cop respectivament, de l'obtenció de la condecoració.

Aliats[modifica | modifica el codi]

Condecoració Títol Anotacions
AFC Air Force Cross Expedida per actes de galanteria en vol durant operacions no actives per premiar oficials inclosos els de la Royal Air Force
CBE Ordre de l'Imperi Britànic Ordre de cavalleria creat per Jordi V del Regne Unit
CdeG Creu de Guerra Condecoració militar francesa, coneguda per ésser atorgada normalment a forces aliades a França
BCdeG Creu de Guerra Condecoració militar belga, coneguda per ésser atorgada normalment a forces aliades a Bèlgica
CdeLd'H Legió d'Honor Condecoració militar francesa atorgada per conducta militar/civil excel·lent, sota investigació oficial
CG Croce di Guerra Condecoració militar italiana
DCM Distinguished Conduct Medal Condecoració militar britànica
DFC Distinguished Flying Cross Atorgada a oficials de la Royal Air Force al valor i galanteria durant operacions actives contra l'enemic a l'aire
DFC(US) Distinguished Flying Cross Atorgada a oficials o qualsevol altre militar enllistat amb les forces armades estatunidenques que es distingeix per l'heroisme o la consecució d'algun acte heroic a l'aire
DFM Distinguished Flying Medal Condecoració per a militars de menys rang al reconeixement d'algun acte heroic
DSC Distinguished Service Cross
DSO Distinguished Service Order Atorgada per la consecució d'algun acte meritòri en temps de guerra, normalment en situacions de combat
DSM Distinguished Service Medal Equivalent a la Distinguished Service Cross
MC Creu Militar
MOH Medal d'Honor La condecoració de més nivell atorgada per el govern dels Estats Units
MiD Mentioned in Despatches
MM Medalla Militar (Regne Unit) Equivalent a la Creu Militar
MM(fr) Medalla Militar Condecoració de la República Francesa
MMV Medal of Military Valor Condecoració italiana
OB Order of the Bath La quarta ordre més antiga de la cavalleria britànica
OC Order of the Crown Condecoració belga
OLII Order of Leopold II Condecoració atorgada per mèrits a Bèlgica
OR Order of the Redeemer Atorgada a tots aquells que han defensats els interessos de Grècia en temps de guerra
OSA Order of St. Anna Condecoració de cavalleria primer de Holstein i més tard de Rússia
OSG Order of St. George Atorgada a oficials militars i generals únicament per la demostració de valor i habilitat front l'enemic
OSR Order of the Star of Romania Condecoració de més nivell romanesa
OSS Order of Saint Stanislaus Condecoració russa a una carrera civil o servei militar distingits
OSV Order of St. Vladimir Ordre imperial russa
OWE Order of the White Eagle Atorgada en reconeixement al servei, tant civil com militar, a favor dels interessos de Polònia
Cr St Geo Cross of St. George Condecoració a oficial de poc rang, soldats o mariners en reconeixement al valor mostrat davant l'enemic
VC Victoria Cross Condecoració britànica més important, atorgada al valor en front l'enemic

Forces Centrals[modifica | modifica el codi]

HOH House Order of Hohenzollern Ordre de cavalleria de Hohenzollern
IC Creu de Ferro Condecoració de Prússia, més tard d'Alemanya
MMC(AH) Military Merit Cross (Austrohongria) Condecoració militar de l'Imperi Austrohongarès
MMC(P) Military Merit Cross (Prussia) Condecoració més important al valor de Prússia per a oficials de poc rang i soldats
MMM Military Merit Medal (Austrohongria) Condecoració militar de l'Imperi Austrohongarès
MFB Medal for Bravery Condecoració militar de l'Imperi Austrohongarès
MOMJ Military Order of Max Joseph Condecoració militar més important de l'Imperi de Baviera
MOSH Military Order of St. Henry Condecoració militar més important de l'Imperi de Saxònia
OIC Order of the Iron Crown Ordre austríaca imperial
OL Order of Leopold Condecoració austríaca com a reconeixement al valor mostrat davant l'enemic
PLM Pour le Mérite Condecoració militar més important de Prússia fins a la fi de la Primera Guerra Mundial
WB Wound Badge Atorgada als soldats ferits/amb congelacions de l'exèrcit imperial alemany

Asos[modifica | modifica el codi]

As País Servei Militar Victòries Anotacions
Albert Achard  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre
John Aldridge  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Belgian Croix de Guerre
Michele Allasia  Itàlia Corpo Aeronautico Militare 5 Medal for Military Valor (3 silver awards, 1 bronze)
Antonio Amantea  Itàlia Corpo Aeronautico Militare 5 Medal for Military Valor (3 silver awards, 1 bronze)
George Anderson  Canada Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Air Force 5
Arnold Ansell  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
D'Urban Armstrong  South Africa Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Flying Cross
Anthony Arnold  United Kingdom Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, Belgian Croix de Guerre
Maurice Arnoux  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Legion d'Honneur, Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre
Jean Arpheuil  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre
Edward Asbury  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Lionel Ashfield  United Kingdom Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Flying Cross
Rupert Atkinson  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross with Bar, Belgian Croix de Guerre
Hans Auer  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5
Frank Babbage  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
William T. Badham  United States Aéronautique Militaire, US Army Air Service, United States Army Air Force 5 Distinguished Service Cross. Rose to Brigadier General during World War II.
Yves F. Barbaza  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre
Andre Barcat  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre
Bernard Bartels  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5
Auguste Baux  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre
Louis Bawlf  Canada Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force 5
Sebastiano Bedendo  Itàlia Corpo Aeronautico Militare 5 Medal for Military Valor (1 silver, 1 bronze award)
Charles Bell  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
William Benger  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps 5 Military Medal
Risdon Bennett  United Kingdom Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Air Force 5
Ronald Berlyn  United Kingdom Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Air Force 5
Joachim von Bertrab  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5 Iron Cross
Rudolf Besel  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5
Otto Bieleit  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5
Frank Billinge  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Flying Cross
Eduard Blaas  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5
Basil Blackett  United Kingdom Australian Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Belgian Croix de Guerre
George Walker Blaiklock  Canada Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Arthur Blake  South Africa Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Georges Blanc  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Legion d'Honneur, Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre
Alfred Blenkiron  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross
Charles Blizard  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Marcel Bloch  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Legion d'Honneur, Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre, Russian Order of Saint George and Order of Saint Anne
Hans-Helmut von Boddien  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5
Erich Boenisch  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5
William Otway Boger  Canada Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Flying Cross
William Bond  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Service Order, Military Cross with Bar
Edward Booth  Canada Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Gustav Borm  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5
Charles Borzecki  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Legion d'Honneur, Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre
Alan Bott  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Flying Cross
William Bottrill  Canada Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Flying Cross
Francis Bowles  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Hans Bowski  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5
Herbert Boy  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5
Harold Koch Boysen  United States Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Italian Medal for Military Valor
Otto von Breiten-Landenberg  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5
Godfrey Brembridge  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Air Force Cross
Orlando Bridgeman  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross
Allan Brown  Austràlia Australian Flying Corps 5 Distinguished Flying Cross
Sydney Brown  United States Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Flying Cross, Belgian Croix de Guerre
John Bruce Norton  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Harold Buckley  United States US Army Air Service 5 Distinguished Service Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, French Croix de Guerre
Alexandre Buisson  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre
Friedrich-Karl Burckhardt  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5 Iron Cross
Malcolm Burger  South Africa Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Flying Cross
Julius Busa  Austria-Hungary Luftfahrtruppen 5 Medal for Bravery
Joseph Callaghan  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross
Lawrence Callahan  United States Royal Air Force, US Army Air Service 5 British Distinguished Flying Cross
Umberto Calvello  Itàlia Corpo Aeronautico Militare 5 Medal for Military Valor (2 silver awards, 1 bronze)
Douglas Cameron  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Sole recipient of French Medaille d'Honneur.
Pierre Cardon  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre
Edward Caulfield-Kelly  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Lucien Cayol  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre
James Child  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Karl Christ  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5 Iron Cross
Alexander Clark  Austràlia Australian Flying Corps 5
William Clarke  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Lewis Collins  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross
Harry Compton  Canada Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Flying Cross
Everett Cook  United States Aéronautique Militaire, US Army Air Service, United States Army Air Forces 5 Distinguished Service Cross, French Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre. Rose to the rank of Brigadier General.
George Cox  Austràlia Australian Flying Corps 5
George M. Cox  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross
Fergus Craig  United Kingdom Royal Air Force 5
Kelvin Crawford  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Gerard Crole  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross
John Crompton  Canada Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Theodor Croneiss  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5 Iron Cross
Robert Cullen  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Lumsden Cummings  Canada Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Frederick Cunninghame  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Wilhelm Cymera  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5
Sydney Dalrymple  Austràlia Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Flying Cross
Charles Darwin  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Service Order
Clive Davies  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Llewelyn Davies  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps 5 Military Cross
Miles Day  United Kingdom Royal Naval Air Service 5 Distinguished Service Cross
Honore de Bonald  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre, Italian Medal for Military Valor
Philip De Fontenay  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Jean De Gaillard De la Valden  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre
August Delling  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5 Iron Cross
Andre Delorme  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Legion d'Honneur, Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre
Bruno De Roeper  United Kingdom Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Air Force 5 Air Force Cross
Charles R. d'Olive  United States US Army Air Service 5 Distinguished Service Cross
Edward Drake  United Kingdom Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Air Force 5
Jean Dubois de Gennes  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre
Chester S. Duffus  Canada Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Order of the British Empire, Military Cross
William Dyke  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Conduct Medal, Distinguished Flying Medal,
Arthur Easterbrook  United States Royal Air Force, US Army Air Service, United States Army Air Corps, United States Army Air Forces 5 Distinguished Service Cross. Rose to Brigadier General.
Edward Eaton  Canada Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Charles Eddy  South Africa Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Herbert Edwards  Austràlia Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Horace Eldon  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Hugh Elliott  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
William Elliott  Canada Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Flying Cross
Sidney Emerson Ellis  Canada Royal Naval Air Service 5
Henry Evans  United Kingdom Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Service Order
Wilhelm Fahlbusch  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5 Iron Cross
Viktor Fedoroff  Imperi Rus Aéronautique Militaire 5 French Legion d'Honneur, Medaille Militaire, and Croix de Guerre
Ernest Foot  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross
George W. Furlow  United States US Army Air Service 5 Distinguished Service Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster.
Hudson Fysh  Austràlia Australian Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Flying Cross. Co-founder of QANTAS.
Ludwig Gaim  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5 Iron Cross, Austro-Hungarian Medal for Bravery
Richard Gammon  United Kingdom Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Flying Cross
James Victor Gascoyne  United Kingdom Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Flying Cross
Pierre Gauderman  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Legion d'Honneur, Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre
George Gauld  Canada Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Flying Cross
Harold H. George  United States US Army Air Service, United States Army Air Corps, United States Army Air Forces 5 Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal. Rose to Brigadier General.
Eugene Gilbert  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Legion d'Honneur, Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre
Dennis Gilbertson  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Johannes Gildemeister  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5
Wilfred Giles  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
John Gillanders  Canada Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Flying Cross. Became justice of Supreme Court of Ontario.
William Gillespie  Canada Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 French Croix de Guerre
Juri Gilsher  Imperi Rus Imperial Army Air Service 5 Order of Saint George, Order of Saint Vladimir, Order of Saint Stanilas, Order of Saint Anne
William Gilson  United Kingdom Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Harry Gompertz  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Michael Gonne  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross
Herbert Good  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Henry Goodison  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Kenneth Gopsill  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps 5
Richard Gordon-Bennett  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Ronald Graham  United Kingdom Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Service Order, Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, Belgian Order of the Crown and Croix de Guerre. Retired Air Vice-Marshal.
Edward Grange  Canada Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Service Cross, French Croix de Guerre
Charles Gossage Grey  United States Aéronautique Militaire, US Army Air Service 5 Distinguished Service Cross
Edward Gribben  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross
Hugh Griffith  Canada Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
William Grossart  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Flying Cross
Francois Guerrier  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Legion d'Honneur, Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre
Joseph-Henri Guiget  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Legion d'Honneur, Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre
Siegfried Gussmann  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5
Kurt Haber  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5
Edward Haight  United States US Army Air Service, United States Army Air Forces 5 Rose to Colonel in World War II.
Georges Halberger  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre
John Playford Hales  Canada Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Air Force 5
John Herbert Hall (aviator)  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Only recipient of Belgian Decoration Militaire.
Robert Hall  South Africa Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross
Joseph E. Hallonquist  Canada Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Flying Cross, Italian Medal for Military Valor
Arthur William Hammond  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force 5 Military Cross with Bar
Paul Hamot  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Legion d'Honneur, Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre
Earl Hand  Canada Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Flying Cross, French Croix de Guerre
August Hanko  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5 Military Merit Cross
James McKinley Hargreaves  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps 5
Howard Harker  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross
Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Air Force Cross. Rose to CinC of Bomber Command and Marshal of the RAF.
Charles Harrison  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross, French Croix de Guerre
W. Harrop  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Medal
Edward Hartigan  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps 5
Marius Hasdenteufel  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre, Belgian Order of the Crown
Marcel Hauss  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre
Hugh Hay  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross
Roger Hay  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps 5 Military Cross
Eustace Headlam  Austràlia Australian Flying Corps 5
James Healy  United States US Army Air Service, United States Army Air Forces 5 Distinguished Service Cross, French Croix de Guerre
Fredrich Hefty  Austria-Hungary Luftfahrtruppen 5 Medal for Bravery
Friedrich Hengst  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5
Robert Herring  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross
Kurt Hetze  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5 Iron Cross
George Frederick Hines  United Kingdom Royal Air Force 5
William Hodgkinson  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Les Holden  Austràlia Australian Flying Corps 5 Military Cross, Air Force Cross
Robert Holme  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross
Paul Homo  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre
Percy Howe  South Africa Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Malcolm Clifford Howell  United States Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
David Hughes  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps 5 Distinguished Flying Cross
Eric Hughes  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps 5
Thomas Hunter  United Kingdom Royal Air Force 5 Became ace after leg amputation.
Cyril Hurst  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
George Hyde  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross
Jean Jannekeyn  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre
Arthur Jarvis  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Charles Jeffs  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross
Olans Johnsen  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Flying Cross
Percy Griffith Jones  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Hermann Juhnke  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5 Military Merit Cross, Iron Cross
Werner Junck  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5 Rose to Generalleutnant in the Luftwaffe
M. V. Kilroy  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
James Knowles  United States US Army Air Service 5 Distinguished Service Cross, French Croix de Guerre
Wilhelm Kohlbach  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5
Nikolai Kokorin  Imperi Rus Imperial Army Air Service 5 Order of Saint George, Cross of Saint George, Order of Saint Anne
Johann Kopka  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5
Julius Kowalczik  Austria-Hungary Luftfahrtruppen 5 Medal for Bravery
Frederick J. Kydd  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Franz Lahner  Austria-Hungary Luftfahrtruppen 5 Medal for Bravery (1 gold and 2 silver awards), Karl Troops Cross
Kenneth Laing  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Conrad Lally  Canada Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross with Bar, Air Force Cross
Friedrich Lang  Austria-Hungary Luftfahrtruppen 5 Order of the Iron Crown, Medal for Bravery, Military Merit Cross (2 awards), Military Merit Medal
David Langlands  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Sydney Frank Langstone  United Kingdom Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Air Force 5
Johann Lasi  Austria-Hungary Luftfahrtruppen 5 Medal for Bravery
James Latta  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross
Frederic Laurence  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross
Didier Lecour Grandmaison  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre
Giulio Lega  Itàlia Corpo Aeronautico Militare 5 Medal for Military Valor (2 silver and 1 bronze awards), War Cross
Ernst Leman  Imperi Rus Imperial Army Air Service 5 Order of Saint George, Cross of Saint George, Order of Saint Stanilas, Order of Saint Anne
James Lennox  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Italian War Cross
Pierre Leroy De Boiseaumarie  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre
Wilhelm Leusch  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5 Iron Cross
Georges Lienhart  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre, Italian War Cross
John D. Lightbody  United Kingdom Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Air Force 5
Ernest Lindup  South Africa Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross
Robert Hazen Little  Canada Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
John Lloyd Williams  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross
Heinrich Lorenz  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5
Reginald Lowe  United Kingdom Royal Air Force 5
Frederick Luff  United States US Army Air Service attached to Royal Air Force 5
Charles Lupton  United Kingdom Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Service Cross with Bar
Colin MacAndrew  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps 5
Ross MacDonald  Canada Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Harry MacKay  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps 5
Loudoun MacLean  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross
Bela Macourek  Austria-Hungary Luftfahrtruppen 5 Military Merit Cross, Military Merit Medal, Hungarian Order of the Brave and Gold Bravery Medal for Officers
John MacRae  Canada Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Francis Magoun  United States Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 British Military Cross, Finnish Order of the Lion
Paul Malavialle  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre, Italian Medal for Military Valor, British Military Medal
Patrick Manley  Canada Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Leslie Mansbridge  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
William Mansell  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps 5
Federico Martinengo  Itàlia Corpo Aeronautico Militare 5 Medal for Military Valor (2 silver awards), War Cross
Hans Marwede  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5
Stanley Masding  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Guido Masiero  Itàlia Corpo Aeronautico Militare 5 Medal for Military Valor (3 silver awards, 1 bronze), Belgian Croix de Guerre
Jack Mason  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Medal
William Drummond Matheson  Canada Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross
William Maxted  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Ronald McClintock  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross
George McCormack  United Kingdom Royal Air Force 5
Norman McNaughton  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps 5 Military Cross
John McNeaney  Canada Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Flying Cross
Russell McRae  Canada Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Amedeo Mecozzi  Itàlia Corpo Aeronautico Militare 5 Medal for Military Valor (1 silver and 2 bronze awards), War Cross
Harold Medlicott  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Francis Mellersh  United Kingdom Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Air Force 5 Air Force Cross
Erich Meyer  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5
Giorgio Michetti  Itàlia Corpo Aeronautico Militare 5 Medal for Military Valor (2 silver awards)
Zenos Miller  United States US Army Air Service 5
Kenneth Mills  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Harold Molyneux  Canada Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Flying Cross
Paul Montange  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Legion d'Honneur, Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre
John Morgan  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
William John Mostyn  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Harold Edgar Mott  Canada Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Air Force 5
Redford Mulock  Canada Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Service Order with Bar, French Legion d'Honneur and Croix de Guerre. First Canadian ace; first RNAS ace.
John Murison  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Donald Murmann  United Kingdom US Army Air Service, Royal Air Force 5
Ernest Mustard  Austràlia Australian Flying Corps 5 Distinguished Flying Cross
Kurt Nachod  Austria-Hungary Luftfahrtruppen 5 Order of the Iron Crown, Military Merit Cross, Military Merit Medal, German Iron Cross
Hugh Nangle  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Roger Neville  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross
Thomas Newsome  United Kingdom Royal Air Force 5
Augustin Novak  Austria-Hungary Luftfahrtruppen 5 Medal for Bravery (1st and 2nd class silver awards)
Percy Olieff  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Thomas Oliver  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps 5
Ralph Ambrose O'Neill  United States US Army Air Service 5 Distinguished Service Cross with two Oak Leaf Clusters.
Ivan Orlov  Imperi Rus Imperial Army Air Service 5 Order of Saint George, Order of Saint Vladimir, Order of Saint Stanilas, Order of Saint Anne (3rd and 4th class awards), Cross of Saint George, French Croix de Guerre
Osborne Orr  United States Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Air Force 5 British Distinguished Flying Cross
Hans-Georg von der Osten  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5 Iron Cross. Commander of all Luftwaffe bases in Germany during World War II.
John Owens  United States US Army Air Service 5
Antoine Paillard  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre
Karl Patzelt  Austria-Hungary Luftfahrtruppen 5 Order of the Iron Crown, Military Merit Cross, Military Merit Medal, German Iron Cross
Carrick Paul  Nova Zelanda Australian Flying Corps 5 Distinguished Flying Cross
Georges Pelletier d'Oisy  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Legion d'Honneur, Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre
Edward Pennell  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Flying Cross, French Croix de Guerre
Andre Petit-Delchet  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre
Edmund Heaton Peverell  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Charles Pickthorn  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross
Gerald Pilditch  South Africa Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross
Alexander Pishvanov  Imperi Rus Imperial Army Air Service 5 Order of Saint George, Cross of Saint George (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th class awards), Order of Saint Stanilas, Order of Saint Vladimir, Order of Saint Anne
Sidney Platel  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Constant Plessis  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Legion d'Honneur, Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre, Belgian Croix de Guerre
George Ramsden Poole  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Kenneth Porter  United States US Army Air Service 5 Distinguished Service Cross, French Croix de Guerre
Francois Portron  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre
Harold Pratt  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Walbanke Ashby Pritt  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross
Thomas Proctor  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
John Pugh  Canada Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross
Hartley Pullan  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Flying Cross
Eduard Pulpe  Imperi Rus Aéronautique Militaire, Imperial Army Air Service 5 Order of Saint George, French Medaille Militaire and Croix de guerre
W. C. Purvis  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Orville Ralston  United States Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force, US Army Air Service, United States Army Air Corps, United States Army Air Forces 5 Distinguished Service Cross
Arthur Rullion Rattray  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Rose to Rear Admiral; knighted in 1948.
Georges Raymond  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre
John William Rayner  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Victor Regnier  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre
Guy Reid  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps 5 Military Cross
Leopold Reimann  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5 Iron Cross
Alessandro Resch  Itàlia Corpo Aeronautico Militare 5 Silver Medal of Military Valor and Bronze Medal of Military Valor, War Cross
Charles Revol-Tissot  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Legion d'Honneur, Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre
Alan Incell Riley alias A. G. Riley  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Louis Rissacher  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre
Maurice Robert  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre
Norman Roberts  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Flying Cross
John Robertson  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps 5
Paul Rodde  França Aéronautique Militaire 5
Alois Rodlauer  Austria-Hungary Luftfahrtruppen 5 Order of the Iron Crown, Military Merit Cross, Medal for Bravery (1st class silver and bronze awards), Military Merit Medal
Jacques Roques  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre, Belgian Croix de Guerre
Hans Rosencrantz  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5 Iron Cross
Paul Rothe  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5 Iron Cross
Maurice Rousselle  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre
Richard Ruebe  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5
Theodor Rumpel  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5 Iron Cross
John Russell  Canada Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Flying Cross
Giovanni Sabelli  Itàlia Corpo Aeronautico Militare 5 2 Silver Medal of Military Valor
Mikhail Safonov  Imperi Rus Imperial Army Air Service 5 Order of Saint Vladimir, Order of Saint Anne
William Sanday  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Service Order, Military Cross,
Robert Saundby  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross, Air Force Cross. Knighted; retired as Air Vice-Marshal in 1946.
Basile Saune  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Croix de Guerre
Edward Sayers  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 French Medaille Militaire and Croix de Guerre.
Johann Schlimpen  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5
Roman Schneider  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5 Iron Cross
Herbert Schroeder  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5
Friedrich Schumaker  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5 Iron Cross
Konrad Schwartz  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5
Alan Scott  Nova Zelanda Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross
Joseph Seabrook  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
John Seerly  United States US Army Air Service, United States Army Air Corps, United States Army Air Forces 5
Kurt Seit  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5 Iron Cross, Silver Wound Badge
Christopher Shannon  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Flying Medal
Frank Sharpe  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Harold G. Shoemaker  United States US Army Air Service attached to Royal Air Force, US Army Air Service 5
Eugen Siempelkamp  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5
Francis Simonds  United States US Army Air Service 5 French Croix de Guerre
Eric Landon Simonson  Austràlia Australian Flying Corps 5
Lambert Sloot  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Wallace Smart  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
George Henry Benjamin Smith  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Harry Coleman Smith  United Kingdom Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Air Force 5
James Robert Smith  Canada Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 French Croix de Guerre
Sydney Philip Smith  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Service Order, French Croix de Guerre
William Thomas Smith  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force 5 Distinguished Conduct Medal
Neil Smuts  South Africa Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Flying Cross
Wilfred Sneath  United Kingdom Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Air Force 5
Wilhelm Sommer  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5
Ian Stead  South Africa Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Helmut Steinbrecher  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5 Iron Cross
Thomas Frederick Stephenson  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps 5 Distinguished Conduct Medal
Frank Stevens  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Order of the British Empire
Oliver Stewart  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross, Air Force Cross
Wilhelm Stoer  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5 Iron Cross
Claud Stokes  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Flying Cross
Victor Strahm  United States US Army Air Service, United States Army Air Corps, United States Army Air Forces, United States Air Force 5 Distinguished Service Cross. Rose to rank of Brigadier General.
Rudolf Szepessy-Sokol  Austria-Hungary Luftfahrtruppen 5 Military Merit Medal, Medal for Bravery, Order of Leopold, Romanian Order of the Crown
Edgar Taylor  United States Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Patrick Gordon Taylor  Austràlia Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross
Karl Teichmann  Austria-Hungary Luftfahrtruppen 5 Medal for Bravery (1 gold and 2 silver awards)
William Thaw  United States Aéronautique Militaire, US Army Air Service 5 Distinguished Service Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, French Legion d'Honneur and Croix de Guerre
Meredith Thomas  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Air Force Cross. Rose to Vice Air Marshal in World War II.
Anthony Joseph Hill Thornton  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Alwin Thurm  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5
William Tipton  United States US Army Air Service attached to Royal Air Force, US Army Air Service, United States Army Air Corps 5 Rose to command Maryland Air National Guard.
George Donald Tod  United States Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Robert Miles Todd  United States US Army Air Service 5
Oswald Traenkner  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5
Herbert Travers  United Kingdom Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Service Cross
Gerold Tschentschel  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5
John Seymour Turnbull  Austràlia Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Arthur Henry Turner  United Kingdom Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Air Force 5
Alfred Ulmer  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5
Karl Urban  Austria-Hungary Luftfahrtruppen 5 Medal for Bravery (1 gold and 3 silver awards)
Gilbert J. Uteau  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre
John Vessey  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps 5
Hans Viebig  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5
Pierre Violet-Marty  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre, British Military Medal
Werner Wagener  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5 Iron Cross, Silver Wound Badge, Austro-Hungarian Military Merit Cross
Kenneth MacKenzie Walker  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
William Walker  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Conduct Medal
John Wallwork  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross
Edward Henry Ward  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Hasso von Wedel  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5 Iron Cross
George Arthur Welsh  Canada Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Belgian Croix de Guerre
Pierre Wertheim (Wertheimer)  França Aéronautique Militaire 5 Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre
Mortimer West  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps 5
Lewis Whitehead  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Charles Whitham  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Robert Kenneth Whitney  Canada Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Distinguished Flying Cross
Ernst Wiessner  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5
Edward G. H. C. Williams  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps 5
Francis Jefferies Williams  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Cecil F. C. Wilson  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Rupert Winter  United Kingdom Royal Naval Air Service 5
Kurt Wisseman  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5 Iron Cross
Franz Wognar  Austria-Hungary Luftfahrtruppen 5 Medal for Bravery (1 gold and 4 silver awards)
John Womersley  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps 5 Military Cross
Charles Woollven  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5 Military Cross
Charles Worthington  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Victor Maslin Yeates  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Graham Conacher Young  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5
Martin Zander  Germany Luftstreitkräfte 5 Iron Cross
Edmund Zink  United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 5