Belgian aces and pilots 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 Victories Sources Detail Units Death Note Other Sources
Lt Willy Omer François COPPENS DE HOUTHULST 37 Franks-Guest (35 balloons)(+ 5 unoff.) Esc6, Esc4, Esc1, Esc9 Hanriot Drachen killer, 1918.
Lt André Emile Alfons DEMEULEMEESTER 11 Franks-Guest (1 balloon)(+16-17 unoff.) Esc1, Esc9 Nieuport, 1917; Hanriot, 1918. 4 sh?
S/Lt Edmond THIEFFRY 10 N.Franks-R.Guest (+ 5 unoff.) Esc5 11/04/1929 Nieuport, Spad, 1917. KIFA.
Capt Fernand Maximillien JACQUET 7 Franks-Guest (shared with obs.)(+9 unoff.) Esc2, Gr. de Chasse, Esc1 12/10/1947 Farmans, Strutter, Spad, 1915-18.
S/Lt Jan OLIESLAGERS 6 N.Franks-R.Guest (+ 17 unoff.) Esc5, Esc2, Esc1, Esc9 Nieuports, Hanriot HD.1, 1915-18.
S/Lt Baron Georges M. G. B. KERVYN DE LETTENHOVE 4 N.Franks-R.Guest (+ 9 unoff.) Esc1, Esc9 Nieuport, Hanriot HD.1, 1917-18.
Lt Louis Marie Omer Auguste ROBIN 4 Walter M. Pieters (+ 8 unoff)(4 as gunner) Esc1, Esc4, Esc3, Esc7(gunner), Esc10 Farman Strutter Spad 13 gunner, 16-18.
Sgt Etienne Edouard A. M. J. HAGE 3 Franks-Guest (3 balloons)(+ 3 sh unoff) Esc9 Hanriot, 1918.
s/Lt Pierre Louis Maris BRAUN 2 Walter M. Pieters (+ 1 unconf) Esc5, Esc1 Nieuport, Spad, 1917. 3
Lt Baron Marcel Alphonse DE CROMBRUGGHE DE L. 2 Walter M. Pieters (+1 unconf) Esc9 (observer) Cdt Jacquet's observer, Spad, 1918.
Adj Charles DE MONTIGNY 2 Walter M. Pieters (+3 unconf)(1 balloon) Esc5, Esc10 30/10/1918 Spad, 1918. WIA, dead of flu.
s/Lt Jacques GOETHALS 2 Walter M. Pieters (+6 unconf) Esc2, Esc1, Esc5, Esc10 09/10/1918 Nieuport, 1917; Spad, 1918. KIA. 1
Sgt Leon Jean Adolphe GUILLON 2 Walter M. Pieters (1 balloon) Esc11 HD, 1918.
s/Lt Jacques Edouard LEDURE 2 Walter M. Pieters (2 balloons)(+1 unconf) Esc2, Esc10 Camel, Spad, 1918.
s/Lt Georges Octave Ulrich MEDAETS 2 Walter M. Pieters (2 balloons)(+1 unconf) Esc5, Esc10, Esc2 Nieuport, 1917; Spad, 1918.
s/Lt Maurice Paul Auguste MEDAETS 2 Walter M. Pieters Esc5, Esc10, Esc2 Nieuport, Spad, 1917.
Adj Robert Gustave Florent RONDEAU 2 Walter M. Pieters (+2 unconf) Esc6, Esc3, Esc4, Esc11 HD, 1918.
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