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South African aces of WWI



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All the lists present the following data:
Name and (when known) first name are presented with arbitrary choice for the spelling (russian, german, arab names...).
RANK of the pilot: see the rank page for the meaning of the abbreviations and the equivalence.
According to the pages, COUNTRY, NATION for the nationality or ethnic origin, AIR_SERVICE for the air arm, are provided.
The number of victories represents usually the total of kills (individual plus shared). The shared kills are indicated when known under the form [indiv+shared]. The official score is indicated when different from the total (American and British scores of ww2 for example).
Authors of the SOURCES column are given; report to the bibliography page to find the books, articles, web pages in alphabetical order. The OTHER_SOURCES column presents the divergent scores with sometimes the author of the source.
The DETAIL column shows occasionally the type of kill, balloons, V-1s, ground kills, unconfirmed kills...
The NOTE column exposes different commentaries and for lack of space, abbreviations are used: report to the abbreviation page for their meaning.




Updated: 08/11/2007

Rank First Name Name Ww1 Victories Sources Detail Air Service Units Death Note Other Sources
Capt Anthony Fred. Weatherby BEAUCHAMP-PROCTOR 54 [45+9] C.Shores et al. (16 balloons)(38 kills+16 OoC) RFC & RAF 84Sq 21/06/1921 SE5 great ace, 1918.
Capt Samuel Marcus 'Kink' KINKEAD 32 [27+5] C.Shores et al. (7 kills, 1 capt, 24 OoC ww1) RNAS & RAF 1Sq RNAS; 201Sq RAF; 43Sq Camel ace, 1917-18. S.Russia, 1919. 30+10; 3 Russia
Capt Thomas Sinclair HARRISON 22 [20+2] C.Shores et al. (2 balloons)(17 kills+5 OoC) RAF 29Sq SE5 ace, 1918. SAAF WWII. 20
Capt Douglas John BELL 20 [14+6] C.Shores et al. (2 balloons)(13 kills+7 OoC) RFC & RAF 27Sq, 78(HD)Sq, 3Sq 27/05/1918 G100 1917, Camel ace 1918.
Capt Charles Gordon ROSS 20 [15+5] C.Shores et al. (2 balloons)(18 kills+2 OoC) RAF 29Sq SE5 ace, 1918.
Capt Walter Alfred SOUTHEY 20 [17+3] C.Shores et al. (5 balloons)(13 kills+7 OoC) RAF 48Sq, 84Sq Bristol Fighter, 1917; SE5 ace, 1918. 12
Capt Horace Dale BARTON 19 [11+8] Shores et al. (2 balloons)(12 kills+7 OoC) RFC & RAF 24Sq SE5 ace, 1918. SAAF WWII.
Lt Arthur Eden REED 19 [17+2] C.Shores et al. (1 balloon)(12 kills+7 OoC) RAF 29Sq SE-5 ace, 1918.
Capt Cristoffel Johannes VENTER 16 [14+2] C.Shores et al. (12 kills+4 OoC) RAF 29Sq SE5 ace, 1918. 22
Capt Edwin Tufnell HAYNE 15 [8+7] Shores et al. (8 kills+7 OoC) RNAS & RAF 3Sq RNAS, 203Sq RAF Camel ace, 1917. KIFA. 10
Capt Andrew Cameron KIDDIE 15 [11+4] C.Shores et al. (1 balloon)(11 kills+4 OoC) RFC & RAF 32Sq RFC, 74Sq RAF DH5, 1917; SE5, 1918.
Capt Hugh William Lumsden SAUNDERS 15 [13+2] C.Shores et al. (2 balloons)(9 kills+6 OoC) RFC & RAF 84Sq SE5 ace, 1918. 19
Maj Christopher Joseph QUINTIN-BRAND 12 [9+3] C.Shores et al. (1 balloon)(11 kills+1 OoC) RFC & RAF 1Sq, 112(HD)Sq, 151Sq Nieuport and Camel ace, 1917-18.
Capt Roy Williamson CHAPPELL 11 [10+1] Shores et al. (3 kills+8 OoC) RAF 27Sq, 41Sq Elephant 1916, SE5 ace 1917.
Lt Edgar Oxenham AMM 10 Shores et al. (8 kills+2 OoC) RAF 29Sq SE 5 ace, 1918. 7+1 OoC
Lt Croye Rothes PITHEY 10 C.Shores et al. (2 balloons)(7 kills+3 OoC) RAF RAF 12Sq (Bomber) 21/02/1920 RE-8 bomber best ace, 1918.
Lt Herbert Bolton REDLER 10 [9+1] C.Shores et al. (1 balloon)(5 kills+5 OoC) RFC & RAF 40Sq, 24Sq 21/06/1918 Nieuport, 1917; SE-5 ace, 1918. KIFA.
Capt John Henry 'Tud' TUDHOPE 10 [9+1] C.Shores et al. (5 kills+5 OoC) RFC 40Sq Nieuport, SE5 ace, 1917-18. 15
Capt Hector C. 'Daisy' DANIEL 9 Shores et al. (7 kills+2 OoC) RFC & RAF 43Sq RFC RAF Camel ace, 1918.
Lt Basil Henry MOODY 9 [1+8] C.Shores et al. (6 kills+3 OoC) RAF RAF 1Sq SE-5 ace, 1918.
Capt Thomas Mellings WILLIAMS 9 [6+3] C.Shores et al. (5 kills+4 OoC) RFC & RAF 65Sq Camel ace, 1918.
Lt Gerald Frank ANDERSON 8 Shores et al. (5 by observer)(2 kills+6OoC) RAF 88Sq Bristol Fighter ace.
Capt Alfred Stewart HEMMING 8 [7+1] C.Shores et al. (5 kills+3 OoC) RFC & RAF RFC & RAF 41Sq SE5 ace, 1918.
Capt Ivan Frank HIND 8 [7+1] C.Shores et al. (3 kills+5 OoC) RAF 40Sq 12/08/1918 SE5 ace, 1918. KIA.
Maj George Lawrence 'Zulu' LLOYD 8 C.Shores et al. (1 balloon)(4 kills+4 OoC) RFC RFC 60Sq, 40Sq Nieuport Scout ace, 1917.
Capt Henry 'Duke' MEINTJES 8 [6+2] C.Shores et al. (5 kills+3 OoC) RFC RFC 60Sq, 56Sq Nieuport, SE-5 ace , 1916-17.
Lt Hector Omdurman MACDONALD 7 [4+3] C.Shores et al. (4 kills+3 OoC) RAF RAF 84Sq SE-5 ace, 1918. KIFA.
Lt William Joseph Baynes NEL 7 C.Shores et al. (3 kills+4 OoC) RAF RAF 84Sq SE-5 ace, 1918.
Capt Leonard Horacio SLATTER 7 [4+3] C.Shores et al. RNAS & RAF SDF, 13(N)Sq, 213Sq, 4ASD; 47Sq Pup, Camel ace, 1917-18. Russia, 1919.
Lt John Pierce FINDLAY 6 [5+1] C.Shores et al. (1 with obs.)(3 kills+3 OoC) RAF 88Sq Bristol Fighter ace, 1918.
Lt George Edgar Bruce LAWSON 6 C.Shores et al. (3 kills+3 OoC) RFC RFC 32Sq 19/11/1922 SE5 ace, 1918. KIFA.
Lt Cecil Robert 'Ruggles' THOMPSON 6 [5+1] C.Shores et al. (3 balloons)(5 kills+1 OoC) RAF RAF 84Sq SE5 ace, 1918.
Lt Philip Murray TUDHOPE 6 [3+3] C.Shores et al. (2 kills+4 OoC) RAF RAF 46Sq Camel ace, 1918.
Capt William Graham WESTWOOD 6 C.Shores et al. (1 kill+5 OoC) RAF 88Sq RAF Bristol Fighter ace, 1918.
2ndLt Frederick Charles WILTON 6 Franks-Guest (shared with obs.) RAF 98Sq (Bomber) DH9 bomber pilot, 1918.
Capt D'Urban Victor ARMSTRONG 5 [4+1] Shores et al. (4 kills+1 OoC) RFC 60Sq, 44Sq, 78Sq, 39Sq, 151Sq 13/11/1918 Nieuport and Camel pilot, 1916-18.
Lt Charles Ewart EDDY 5 [4+1] N.Franks-R.Guest (1 kill+4 OoC) RAF RAF 103Sq (gunner) DH9 bomber gunner, 1918.
Capt Robert Norwood HALL 5 C.Shores et al. (3 balloons)(4 kills+1 OoC) RFC RFC 40Sq, 44Sq Nieuport ace, 1917.
Lt Gerald PILDITCH 5 Shores et al. (2 kills+3 OoC) RFC & RAF 73Sq RFC RAF Camel ace, 1918.
Capt Neil Ritz SMUTS 5 [4+1] C.Shores et al. (no kill+5 OoC) RAF RAF 3Sq Camel ace, 1918.
Lt Ian Oliver STEAD 5 [4+1] C.Shores et al. RAF 22Sq 02/09/1918 Bristol Fighter ace, 1918. KIA.
2Lt I. V. PYOTT 1 J.Mortane (Zeppelin L.34, 1916) RFC 36(HD)Sqn BE2c, Home Defence, 1916.
Table: South African aces of WWI


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