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Neutral countries notable pilots in WW1



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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 Country Victories Sources Detail Air Service Units Death Note Other Sources
Lt Alfred KOCH Helvetia 10 C.Shores et al. (1 balloon)(4 kills+6 OoC) RFC 1Sq, 6Sq (obs.), 70Sq Observer, 1916; Camel ace, 1917-18.
Sgt Andre Louis BOSSON Helvetia 7 Bailey & Cony (+ 2 unoff.) Av.Mil.fra. SPA 62 02/07/1918
s/Lt Marcel Robert Leopold BLOCH France 5 D. Porret (all balloons) Av.Mil.fra. N 3, N 62, SPA 62 31/03/1938 Nieuport balloon killer ace, 1916. 7
Adj Jacques Rafael ROQUES Helvetia 5 Bailey & Cony Av.Mil.fra. N 48, SPA 48; GCI/1 24/05/1988 + 3 unconf.
s/Lt Georges DE RAM Nederland 4 Bailey & Cony (+ 1 unoff.) Av.Mil.fra. MF 8, N 23, gunner Observer-gunner. 2 (Franks)
S/Lt Letch Niels JENSEN Denmark 3 J. Mortane FFC N35, N31, N76 Fought with French, Nieuport, 1916.
Alberto LELLO POTELLA Portugal 3 Av.Mil.fra. SPA124
Ltn Johann HESSELINK Nederland 1 Frank-Bailey-Duiven (+ 1 prob.) Imp.German AS FFA57, Jasta33, Jasta39, FEA5 20/12/1918 2
Sgt Theophile INGOLD Helvetia 1 Bailey & Cony FFC N 23 25/07/1916 Suiss pilot in French air service.
Oscar MONTEIRO-TORRES Portugal 1 Lopes-Cony RFC Spa65 KIA.
Table: Neutral countries notable pilots in WW1


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