Zeppelin and other airship kills 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: 08/03/2021

CaptRobertLECKIEGreat Britain33[2+1]J.Mortane(Zeppelin L.22, L.23, L.70)RNAS & RAFHMS Large-Amerika (gunner), Yarmouth HDHydroplane, DH4 gunner, 1917-18.2 (Henshaw)
LtAlfred de BathBRANDONNew Zelande22[1+1]J.Mortane(Zeppelin L 15, L.33, 1916)RFC39(HD)SqnHome Defence, 1916, Zeppelin killer.0 (Henshaw)
MajEgbertCADBURYGreat Britain22[0+2]J.Mortane(Zeppelin L.21, L.70, 1916-18)RFC & RAFBurgh Castle HD, Yarmouth HDBE2c, DH4, HD 1916-18.
LtGABBINGreat Britain22J.Mortane(Zeppelin L.22, L.23, 1917)RNASHMS Large AmerikaHydroplane pilot, N.Sea, 1917.0 (Henshaw)
CplAlfred BaptistinAMBROSIOFrance11[0+1]F.W.Bailey-C.Cony(Zeppelin L.50, 1917)Av.Mil.Fra.N 151Nieuport, Vosges 1917.
FSLtStuart D.CULLEYGreat Britain11T.Henshaw(Zeppelin L.53, 1918)RNASHM TBD RedoubtShip's Camel, N.Sea, 1918.
LtCULLNYGreat Britain11J.Mortane(Zeppelin L.43, 1917)RNASHydroplane pilot, Zeppelin killer, 1917.0 (Henshaw)
MdLGontrand GeorgesDE LA MARQUEFrance11[0+1]F.W.Bailey-C.Cony(Zeppelin L.49, 1917)Av.Mil.Fra.N 15, N 152Nieuport, Vosges, 1917.
S/LtComte Jacques BenjaminDE LESSEPSFrance11J.Mortane(Zeppelin LZ-79 shared, 1916)Av.Mil.Fra.CAP11519/10/1927Famous pre & post-war pilot.0
SgtClémentDENEBOUDESFrance11J.Mortane(Zeppelin LZ-79 shared, 1916)Av.Mil.Fra.MF93Farman pilot, Zeppelin killer, 1916.0
SgtMarcelDENISFrance11F.W.Bailey-C.Cony(Zeppelin L.49, 1917)Av.Mil.Fra.N 152Nieuport, Vosges, 1917.
FSLtGerrard W. R.FANEGreat Britain11J.Mortane(Zeppelin L.21, 1916)RFCBurgh Castle Home DefenceBE2c pilot, Home Defence, 1916.Not credited
ObltBennoFIALA VON FERNBRUGGAustria-Hungary128[24+4]Franks et al.(1 balloon)kukLFTFlik1, 19, 41J, 12D, 56J, 51JC.I, D.I, Albatros, Italy, 1916-17.29 (Shores); 3 unc.
LtVHans RitterFRITSCH VON CRONENWALDGermany11J.Mortane(Italian airship M-2, 1915)German NAS05/07/1917L-48 hydroplane observer and pilot. KIA.
LtGALLIOTFrance11J.Mortane(Zeppelin LZ-79 shared, 1916)Av.Mil.Fra.CAP115Observer of De Lesseps, 1916.0
CplPhilippeGRESSETFrance11[0+1]F.W.Bailey-C.Cony(Zeppelin L.49, 1917)Av.Mil.Fra.N152, N314, SPA314Nieuport, Vosges 1918.
HptmAdolfHEYROWSKYAustria-Hungary112Franks et al.(1 Italian airship,2 balloons)kukLFTFlik2, Flik9, Flik12, Flik19Brand.C.I ace, 2-seaters, 1915-17.10 Shores
S/LtHenri LéonHIRSCHFrance11[0+1]F.W.Bailey-C.Cony(Zeppelin L.50, 1917)Av.Mil.Fra.N 151, SPA 151Nieuport, Spad, Vosges, 1917-18.
FSLtB. D.HOBBSGreat Britain11T.Henshaw(Zeppelin L.43, 1917)RFCFelixtowe Home DefenceCurtiss H12 pilot, Home Defence 1917.0 (Mortane)
LtRalph EdmundKEYSGreat Britain11J.Mortane(shared Zeppelin L.70, 1917)RFCYarmouth HDDH4, Home Defence, 1918.
LtVGustavKLASINGGermany11J.Mortane(Italian airship M-2)German NAS07/11/1916L-48 hydroplane pilot, 1915-16. KIA.
S/LtCharles JeanLAFARGUEFrance11[0+1]F.W.Bailey-C.Cony(Zeppelin L.49, 1917)Av.Mil.Fra.N 84, N 152Nieuport, Vosges, 1918.1+1sh
LtWilliamLEEFE-ROBINSONIndia11J.Mortane(Schütte-Lanz SL-XI, 1916)RFC39(HD)SqBE2, home defence 1916, Zeppelin killer.
ObfmKarlMEYERGermany18N.Franks et al.(1 British airship, 1917)German NASSFS 1, MFJ I31/12/1917DOW.+ 2 unconf.
FSLtEdward L.PULLINGGreat Britain11J.Mortane(Zeppelin L.32 shared, 1916)RNASBacton Home Defence06/03/1917BE2c pilot, Zeppelin killer, 1916.
2LtI. V.PYOTTSouth Africa11J.Mortane(Zeppelin L.34, 1916)RFC36(HD)SqnBE2c, Home Defence, 1916.
CaptR. H. M. S.SAUNDAYGreat Britain11J.Mortane(Zeppelin L.48, 1918)RFC37(HD)SqHome Defence, 1917.0 (Henshaw)
MajFrederickSOWREYGreat Britain113[8+5]C.Shores et al.(Zeppelin L.32)(7 kills+6 OoC)RFC39(HD)Sq,37(HD)Sq,19Sq,143(HD)SqBE2 Zeppelin killer. Spad ace, 1917.
CplLouisVALLINFrance11(Zeppelin LZ-79 shared, 1916)Av.Mil.Fra.MF93 (observer)Farman observer, Zeppelin killer, 1916.0
SgtRené Edmont ErnestVANDENDORPEFrance11[0+1]F.W.Bailey-C.Cony(Zeppelin L.49, 1917)Av.Mil.Fra.N 152, SPA 142Nieuport, Vosges, 1917.
s/LtGastonVIAL DEL ANTONIFrance19[5+4]Bailey-Roesler-Cony(1 shared Zeppelin,+ 3 unoff.)Av.Mil.fra.MF 29, N 315, SPA 152Vosges front, 1917-18.8+2 prob.
subLtRex A. J.WARNEFORDCanada11J.Mortane(Zeppelin LZ-37, 1915)RNAS1(N)SqnMS L, 1915, Zeppelin killer. DOW.
2LtL. P.WATKINSCanada11J.Mortane(Zeppelin L.48, 1917)RFC37(HD)SqHome Defence, 1917.0 (Henshaw)
ObltsZFriedrichCHRISTIANSENGermany013N.Franks et al.(1 German airship C.27)German NASSFL 14; 19; 21; 27
Table: Zeppelin and other airship kills in WW1

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