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THE GREAT WAR

Australian 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 Robert Alexander LITTLE 47 [29+8] C.Shores et al. (24 kills+23 OoC) RNAS & RAF 1W, 8(N)Sq, 203Sq 27/05/1918 Triplane and Camel ace, 1916-18. KIA.
Maj Roderic Stanley 'Breguet' DALLAS 32 [31+1] Shores et al. (16 kills+16 OoC) RNAS & RAF 1(N)Wg, 1(N)Sq, 40Sq 14/04/1918 Triplane and SE5 ace, 1916-18. 39; 51
Capt Arthur Henry COBBY 29 [28+1] C.Shores et al. (5 balloons)(27 kills+2 OoC) RFC & AFC 71Sq RFC, 4Sq AFC 11/11/1955 Camel ace, 1918. AFC best scorer.
Capt Elwin Roy 'Bow' KING 26 [23+3] C.Shores et al. (4 balloons)(20 kills+6 OoC) AFC 4Sq Camel, Snipe best ace, 1918.
Capt Alexander A.N.D. 'Jerry' PENTLAND 23 [19+4] C.Shores et al. (11 kills+12 OoC) RFC & RAF 16Sq, 19Sq, 87Sq BE2, 1916; Spad, 1917; Dolphin, 1918.
Capt Edgar James Kingston MCCLOUGHRY 21 C.Shores et al. (4 balloons)(20 kills+1 OoC) RFC & AFC 23Sq RFC; 4Sq AFC Camel ace, 1918. 23
Edgar James Kingston MCCLOUGHRY 21 RFC & AFC 23Sq RFC, 4Sq AFC
FLt Richard Pearman MINIFIE 21 [19+2] C.Shores et al. (12 kills+9 OoC) RNAS 1Wg, 1(N)Sq RNAS Triplane ace, Camel, 1917-18. POW.
Capt Edgar Charles JOHNSTON 20 [18+2] C.Shores et al. (8 kills+12 OoC) RFC & RAF 24Sq RFC; 88Sq RAF DH5, 1917; Bristol Fighter ace, 1918.
Capt Andrew King COWPER 19 [12+7] Shores et al. (13 kills+6 OoC) RFC 24Sq DH5 1917, SE5 ace 1918. 18
Capt Cedric Ernest 'Spike' HOWELL 19 C.Shores et al. (16 kills+3 OoC) RFC & RAF 45Sq 10/12/1919 Camel ace, Italian front, 1918. KIFA.
Maj Fred Parkinson HOLLIDAY 17 [14+3] C.Shores et al. (6 kills+11 OoC) RFC 48Sq Bristol Fighter ace, 1917. RCAF WWII.
Capt Allan HEPBURN 16 C.Shores et al. (8 kills+8 OoC) RAF 24Sq, 40Sq, 88Sq Bristol Fighter ace, 1918. 23
Capt Francis Ryan SMITH 16 [13+3] C.Shores et al. (7 kills+9 OoC) AFC 2Sq SE5 ace, 1918. 13
Lt John Rutherford GORDON 15 [14+1] N.Franks-R.Guest (10 kills+5 OoC) RFC & RAF 62Sq (observer) Bristol Fighter observer, 1918.
Maj Roy Cecil PHILLIPPS 15 C.Shores et al. (14 kills+1 OoC) AFC 68Sq, 2Sq AFC DH5, 1917; SE-5 ace, 1918. 12
Capt Harold Alan HAMERSLEY 13 [11+2] Shores et al. (10 kills+3 OoC) RFC 60Sq SE5 ace, 1917-18. RAF WWII. 11
Capt Eric John STEPHENS 13 [12+1] C.Shores et al. (5 kills+8 OoC) RFC & RAF 41Sq SE5 ace, 1918.
Capt Thomas Charles Richmond BAKER 12 Shores et al. (1 balloon)(8 kills+4 OoC) AFC 4Sq 04/11/1918 Camel and Snipe ace, 1918.
Capt Raymond James BROWNELL 12 [8+4] C.Shores et al. (1 balloon)(9 kills+3 OoC) RFC & RAF 45Sq Camel ace, 1917-18, Italian front.
Capt Roby Lewis MANUEL 12 [10+2] C.Shores et al. (6 kills+6 OoC) AFC 2Sq SE-5 ace, 1918. RAAF WWII.
Lt Cecil Roy RICHARDS 12 [11+1] C.Shores et al. (4 kills+8 OoC) RFC 20Sq FE2 ace, 1917.
Lt Leonard Thomas Eaton TAPLIN 12 C.Shores et al. (4 balloons)(9 kills+3 OoC) AFC 1Sq, 4Sq Palestine, 1967; Camel ace, 1918. POW.
Capt Henry Garnet FORREST 11 [10+1] C.Shores et al. (6 kills+5 OoC) RFC & AFC 43Sq, 32Sq RFC, 2(AFC)Sq SE5 ace, 1918.
Capt Geoffrey Herbert HOOPER 11 C.Shores et al. (6 kills+5 OoC) RFC & RAF 11Sq RFC,20Sq RAF Bristol Fighter ace, 1917.
Capt Geoffrey Forrest HUGHES 11 C.Shores et al. (4 kills+7 OoC) RFC & RAF 62Sq RFC RAF Bristol Fighter ace, 1918.
Capt Herbert Joseph 'Jimmy' LARKIN 11 C.Shores et al. (5 kills+6 OoC) RAF 5Sq, 87Sq Dolphin ace, 1918. RAF WWII.
Capt Ross McPherson 'Hadji' SMITH 11 [7+4] C.Shores et al. (10 kills+1 OoC) AFC 67Sq, 1AFCSq 14/04/1922 BE12, F2B ace, Palestine, 1917-18. KIFA.
Capt Adrian Trevor COLE 10 [7+3] Shores et al. (7 kills+3 OoC) AFC 67Sq, 1AFCSq, 2AFCSq SE5 ace, 1918. 10
Maj Stanley James GOBLE 10 Shores et al. (4 kills+6 OoC) RNAS & RAF 1Wg,8Sq, 5Sq RNAS; 205Sq RAF Nieuport, Pup, 1916; DH-4, 1918.
Capt Alfred Seymour SHEPHERD 10 C.Shores et al. (4 kills+6 OoC) RFC 29Sq 20/07/1917 Nieuport Scout ace, 1917. KIA.
Capt Eric Douglas CUMMINGS 9 [7+2] Shores et al. (5 kills+4 OoC) AFC 2Sq SE5 ace, 1918.
Capt Arthur Thomas DRINKWATER 9 Franks-Guest (6 by obs.)(3 kills+6 OoC) RFC & RAF 57Sq RFC; 40Sq RAF (Bomber) DH4 ace, 1917. SE5, 1918.
Maj Richard Burnard MUNDAY 9 [8+1] C.Shores et al. (5 balloons)(5 kills+4 OoC) RNAS 8(N)Sq RNAS Triplane, Camel ace, 1917-18.
Capt Gregory Hamilton BLAXLAND 8 [7+1] Shores et al. (4 kills+4 OoC) AFC 2Sq SE5 ace, 1918.
Maj Roy Maxwell 'Peter' DRUMMOND 8 [7+1] C.Shores et al. (4 with obs.)(7 kills+1 OoC) AIF & RFC 97Sq, 111Sq; 'H'Unit 27/03/1945 Bristol, Nieuport 1917-18, Palestine.
Lt Garfield FINLAY 8 [5+3] N.Franks-R.Guest (7 kills+1 OoC) AFC 1Sq (observer) RE8 observer, Palestine, 1917. 7 (Shores)
Capt Richard Watson HOWARD 8 [7+1] C.Shores et al. (2 kills+6 OoC) AFC 2Sq 22/03/1918 DH5, 1917; SE5 ace, 1918. DOW.
Lt Leslie William SUTHERLAND 8 [7+1] N.Franks-R.Guest (7 kills+1 OoC) AFC 1Sq (gunner) Gunner, Palestine, 1918.
Lt Frank ALBERRY 7 Shores et al. (2 kills+5 OoC) AFC 2Sq SE 5 ace, 1918.
Lt Thomas Henry BARKELL 7 Shores et al. (4 kills+3 OoC) AFC 4Sq Camel and Snipe pilot, 1918.
Capt Ernest Edgar DAVIES 7 [5+2] Shores et al. (3 kills+4 OoC) AFC 2Sq SE5 ace, 1918.
Lt Walter Irving Newby GRANT 7 [6+1] N.Franks-R.Guest (5 kills+2 OoC) RAF 88Sq (observer) Bristol Fighter observer, 1918.
Capt George JONES 7 C.Shores et al. (6 kills+1 OoC) AFC 4Sq Camel, Snipe, 1918.
Lt Edward Patrick KENNEY 7 [6+1] C.Shores et al. (5 kills+2 OoC) AFC 1Sq Bristol Fighter ace, Palestine, 1918.
Lt Walter Alister KIRK 7 N.Franks-R.Guest (6 kills+1 OoC) AFC 1Sq (gunner) BF2 gunner, Palestine, 1918.
Lt Paul Joseph 'Ginty' MCGINNESS 7 C.Shores et al. (6 kills+1 OoC) AFC 1Sq Bristol Fighter ace, Palestine, 1918.
Lt Arthur John PALLISER 7 C.Shores et al. (1 balloon)(6 kills+1 OoC) AFC 4Sq 04/11/1918 Camel, Snipe, 1918.
Lrt George Clifton PETERS 7 [5+2] C.Shores et al. (6 kills+1 OoC) AFC 1Sq Bristol Fighter ace, Palestine, 1918.
Capt Lancelot Lytton RICHARDSON 7 [4+3] C.Shores et al. (2 kills+5 OoC) RFC 25Sq 13/04/1917 FE2 ace, 1916-17.
Lt Charles Owen STONE 7 [6+1] C.Shores et al. (3 kills+4 OoC) AFC 2Sq SE5 ace, 1918.
Lt Norman Charles TRESCOWTHICK 7 [5+2] C.Shores et al. (6 kills+1 OoC) AFC 4Sq Camel ace, 1918.
Lt James Joseph WELLWOOD 7 C.Shores et al. (5 kills+2 OoC) AFC 2 AFC Sq SE5 ace, 1918.
Charles 'Smithy' KINGSFORD-SMITH 6 (2 balloons) RFC 23Sq 7; 4
Lt George Alexander LINGHAM 6 C.Shores et al. (2 kills+4 OoC) RFC & RAF 43Sq Camel ace, 1918.
Capt Garnet Francis MALLEY 6 C.Shores et al. (1 balloon)(5 kills+1 OoC) AFC 4Sq Camel ace, 1918.
Lt Robert William MCKENZIE 6 C.Shores et al. (5 kills+1 OoC) AFC 2Sq DH-5, 1917; SE-5 ace, 1918. 11
Capt Harry Alexander RIGBY 6 [5+1] C.Shores et al. (4 kills+2 OoC) RFC & RAF 40Sq, 1Sq SE-5 ace, 1918.
Lt Claud Robert James THOMPSON 6 [5+1] C.Shores et al. (2 kills+4 OoC) RFC 19Sq 17/07/1918 Spad ace, 1917. KIFA.
Lt Albert Victor TONKIN 6 [5+1] C.Shores et al. (with obs.)(4 kills+2 OoC) AFC 1Sq BF2b ace, Palestine, 1918.
Lt James H. TRAILL 6 N.Franks-R.Guest (5 kills+1 OoC) AFC 1Sq (gunner) Bristol Fighter gunner, 1918.
Lt William James Alexander WEIR 6 [4+2] N.Franks-R.Guest (5 kills+1 OoC) AFC 1Sq (gunner) Bristol Fighter gunner, 1918. 5 (Shores)
Capt Allan Runciman BROWN 5 [3+2] Shores et al. (shared with obs.) AFC 1Sq Bristol Fighter ace, 1918, Palestine.
Capt Alexander Goodlett CLARK 5 [3+2] Shores et al. (3 kills+2 OoC) AFC 2Sq SE5 ace, 1918.
Lt George J. COX 5 Shores et al. (2 kills+3 OoC) AFC 2Sq 27/08/1918 SE5 ace, 1918. KIA.
Capt Sydney DALRYMPLE 5 C.Shores et al. (shared with obs.) RFC 27Sq, 24Sq, 139Sq Elephant 1916, Bristol Fighter 1918.
Capt Herbert James EDWARDS 5 [2+3] Shores et al. (4 kills+1 OoC) RFC 32Sq, 92Sq DH5 ace, 1917.
Lt Wilmot Hudson FYSH 5 [3+2] N.Franks-R.Guest (4 kills+1 OoC) AFC 1Sq (observer) Bristol Fighter observer, 1918.
Lt Eustace Slade HEADLAM 5 [3+2] C.Shores et al. (4 kills+1 OoC) AFC 1Sq Bristol Fighter ace, Palestine, 1918.
Lt Ernest Andrew 'Pard' MUSTARD 5 [3+2] N.Franks-R.Guest AFC 1Sq (gunner) BF2 gunner, Palestine, 1918.
Capt Eric Landon SIMONSON 5 C.Shores et al. (3 kills+2 OoC) AFC 2Sq SE5 ace, 1918.
2Lt Graham C. YOUNG 5 [2+3] C.Shores et al. (3 kills+2 OoC) RFC 60Sq Nieuport, SE5, 1917.
Table: Australian aces of WWI


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