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THE GREAT WAR

Air aces of New Zeland in 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
Maj Keith Logan 'Grid' CALDWELL 25 [21+4] Shores et al. (1 with obs.)(14 kills+11 OoC) RFC 8Sq, 60Sq, 74Sq Nieuport scout and SE5 ace, 1917-18.
Maj Keith Rodney PARK 20 [19+1] C.Shores et al. (5 kills+15 OoC) RFC & RAF 48Sq Bristol Fighter ace, 1917-18. RAF WWII.
Capt Ronald Burns BANNERMAN 17 Shores et al. (16 kills+1 OoC) RAF 79Sq Sopwith Dolphin ace, 1918.
Maj Arthur 'Maori' 'Mary' CONINGHAM 14 [10+4] Shores et al. (7 kills+7 OoC) RFC & RAF 32Sq, 92Sq 30/01/1948 DH5 ace 1917, SE5 1918. RAF WWII.
Capt Herbert Gillis WATSON 14 [13+1] C.Shores et al. (3 balloons)(9 kills+5 OoC) AFC 4Sqn AFC Camel ace, 1918.
Capt Clive Franklyn COLLETT 12 [10+2] Shores et al. (8 kills+4 OoC) RFC 18Sq, 70Sq 23/12/1917 Camel ace, 1917. KIFA. 18
Capt Harold Francis 'Kiwi' BEAMISH 11 [6+5] Shores et al. (6 kills+5 OoC) RNAS & RAF 3(N)Sq, 203Sq Camel ace, 1917-18.
Capt Malcolm Charles MCGREGOR 11 [10+1] C.Shores et al. (1 balloon)(7 kills+4 OoC) RFC & RAF 54Sq, 91Sq, 85Sq 19/02/1936 Pup, 1917; SE-5 ace, 1918. KIFA.
Lt Frederick Stanley GORDON 9 [6+3] C.Shores et al. (2 balloons)(6 kills+3 OoC) RAF 74Sq SE5 ace, 1918.
Capt Herbert Frank Stacey DREWITT 7 [6+1] Shores et al. RFC & RAF 23Sq, 79Sq 04/01/1927 Spad ace, 1917-18. 12
FSLt Thomas Grey CULLING 6 Shores et al. (1 kill+5 OoC) RNAS 1(N)Sq RNAS 08/06/1917 Triplane ace, 1917.
Lt Carrick Stewart PAUL 5 [4+1] C.Shores et al. (4 kills+1 OoC) AFC 1Sq 22/01/1919 Bristol Fighter ace, Palestine, 1918.
LtCol Alan John Lance 'Jack' SCOTT 5 C.Shores et al. RFC 43Sq, 60Sq Strutter, Nieuport Scout ace, 1917. 13
Lt Alfred de Bath BRANDON 2 [1+1] J.Mortane (Zeppelin L 15, L.33, 1916) RFC 39(HD)Sqn Home Defence, 1916, Zeppelin killer. 0 (Henshaw)
Table: Air aces of New Zeland in WWI


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