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Australian aces of WW2



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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 Ww2 Victories Official Sources Detail Air Service Units Death Note Other Sources
GCpt Clive Robertson 'Killer' CALDWELL 28 [26+2] 27 C.Shores RAAF 250Sq, 112Sq, 1 Wg, 80 Wg P-40, W.Desert 41-42. N.Guinea 44-45. 27+3(28,5)Shores-Will.
FLt Paterson Clarence HUGHES 17 [14+3] 15,17 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 234Sq RAF 15,5
WCdr John Lloyd WADDY 16 [15+1] 15,5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF SAAF & RAAF 250Sq, 260Sq, 4SAAFSq, 92Sq, 80RAAFSq
SLdr Anthony Frederick Owen GAZE 15 [12+3] 12,5 C.Shores & Wil. (1 V-1) RAF 610Sq,616Sq,64Sq,129Sq,66Sq,41Sq Spitfire ace. Motorsport after the war.
PO Hughbert G. 'Bill' BAILEY 14 [12+2] 0 C.Shores (all V-1 kills.) RAF 3Sq Tempest Diver ace, 44-45. 11 V-1s (Franks)
FSgt D. J. MACKERRAS 14 [11+3] 0 C.Shores (all V-1s) RAF 3Sq
SLdr Keith William 'Bluey' TRUSCOTT 14 C.Shores & C.Williams RAAF 452Sq, 76Sq 28/03/1943 17
SLdr Robert James Clarendon WHITTLE 14 [11+3] 12,5 C.Shores RAF & RAAF 250Sq, 86RAAFSq
SLdr Adrian Philip "Tim" GOLDSMITH 13 [11+2] 12 C.Shores RAAF 234Sq, 242Sq, 126Sq, 452Sq 16,5 (Hess); 15 (Shores)
FLt Mervin Charles SHIPARD 13 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 68Sq, 89Sq
WgCo Robert Henry Maxwell GIBBES 12 [10+2] 10,5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAAF 3 RAAFSq, 80Wg Ace of the Desert front.
WCdr Howard Clive MAYERS 12 [11+1] 11,33 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 601Sq, 94Sq, 239Wing
SLdr Peter StGeorge Bruce TURNBULL 12 C.Shores & C.Williams RAAF 3Sq, 75Sq, 76Sq
FLt Jack John William 'Slim' YARRA 12 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF & RAAF 232Sq, 64Sq, 249Sq, 185Sq, 453(RAAF)Sq 10/12/1942 Malta ace.
SLdr Hugo Throssell 'Sinker' ARMSTRONG 11 [10+1] 10,5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAAF 129Sq ,72Sq ,611Sq 05/02/1943 Spitfire ace, Channel, 1941-43. 12
WCdr Andrew William BARR 11 C.Shores RAAF 3 RAAF Sq P-40 ace, Desert, 1941-42. 12
FO Leslie Redford CLISBY 11 [8+3] 9,33 C.Shores 1Sq 15/05/1940 Hurricane ace, BoF. KIA. 16+1sh
SLdr John Reynolds COCK 11 [10+1] 10,25 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 87Sq, 453Sq, 54Sq, 3Sq Hurricane I ace, BoF, BoB. 7
SLdr Charles Arbuthnot CROMBIE 11 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 89Sq, 176Sq 26/08/1945 Beaufighter (night), Desert, MTO, Burma. 12
FLt Keith Alexander ROEDIGER 11 2 C.Shores (9 V-1s) RAAF 456Sq Mosquito Diver ace.
FLt Paul Virgil BRENNAN 10 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF & RAAF 64Sq, 249Sq, 79Sq, 452Sq 13/06/1943 Spitfire V, Malta, 1942. KIFA.
FLt Edward Ernest 'Ern' COATE 10 [9+1] 9,5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAAF 272Sq Beaufighter ace, Tunisia 1942.
F/O Ian Bedford N. 'Hack' RUSSELL 10 [7+3] C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 609Sq, 245Sq, 607Sq 01/06/1940 KIA. 11; 2+3sh (Shores)
FO J. T. KEARNEY 9 W.N. Hess RAAF 30Sq
FLt Colin Henry PARKINSON 9 [8+1] 8,33 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 56Sq, 19Sq, 603Sq, 249Sq, 229Sq, 457Sq 10
Fw Hans WERTHNER 9 J.Foreman et al. Luftwaffe 7./NJG2, 7 & IV./NJG3 Bf-110 & Ju-88 ace. 8 (Ledwoch)
SLdr Peter G.Kaye 'Prune' WILLIAMSON 9 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 153Sq, 219Sq 10/08/1982
GCapt Wilfred Stanley ARTHUR 8 C.Shores & C.Williams RAAF 3Sq, 75Sq Gladiator, P-40, Desert, New Guinea. 10
FLt Bruce Albert BRETHERTON 8 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 73Sq, 255Sq Hurr, Tunisia 43. Beaufighter, Italy 44. 12
WCdr Basil HOWARD 8 3 C.Shores (5 V-1s) RAAF & RAF 256Sq, 96Sq, 456Sq 29/05/1945 Mosquito, 1944. KIFA.
SLdr Kenneth N. MCDONALD 8 W.N.Hess RAF 31Sq
FLt John Francis PAIN 8 [7+1] 7,33 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 32Sq, 261Sq, 73Sq
SLdr Ronald RANKIN 8 [4+4] 5,53 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 236Sq, 227Sq, 272Sq, 30Sq 5 (W.Hess)
GCapt Alan Charles RAWLINSON 8 C.Shores & C.Williams RAAF 3 RAAFSq, 79Sq, 78Wg
GCapt Gordon Henry STEEGE 8 C.Shores & C.Williams RAAF 3RAAFSq, 450, 73Wg, 81Wg
SLdr William John 'Jack' STOREY 8 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 135Sq
SLdr John Phillip 'Jack' BARTLE 7 [6+1] 6,5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAAF 112, 450Sq P-40, Desert, 1941-42. 4+1
FLt John Henry Eric BISLEY 7 [6+1] 6,5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 126, 249, 54Sq Spitfire, Malta 42, Darwin 43.
FLt Roderick Russel Herbert BOWES 7 [6+1] 6,5 C.Shores RAF 79Sq 21/05/1943 Hurricane II, Burma, 1942-43. KIA. 9
SLdr Alan Hill BOYD 7 [6+1] 6,5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAAF 3, 75, 76, 84Sq 101, 110FCU, 67Sq Gladiator, Desert 40; P-40, N.Guinea 42.
PO John Livingstone 'Tony' BOYD 7 [5+2] 5,66 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 135Sq, 242Sq, 185Sq 14/05/1942 Hurricane, Malta, 1942. KIA.
FLt Alan Cecil CAMERON 7 [6+1] 6,5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAAF 3Sq P-40 ace, Syria, W.Desert 41-42. POW.
FLt Keith Bruce CHISHOLM 7 [5+2] 6 C.Shores & C.Williams RAAF 452Sq Spitfire ace, Channel 41. POW.
FO Kenneth R. COLLIER 7 0 C.Shores (all V-1s) RAF 91Sq
SLdr Robert Barson COWPER 7 6 Shores & Will. (1 V-1)(night claims) RAF 153Sq, 89Sq, 108Sq, 456Sq Beaufighter, Sicily 43; Mosquito, ETO 44
FLt William Ronald CUNDY 7 [5+2] 5,67 C.Shores & C.Williams RAAF 135Sq, 260Sq, 452Sq P-40 ace, W.Desert 42. Darwin 44.
SLdr Russel George FOSKETT 7 [6+1] 6,5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 80Sq, 94Sq 31/10/1944 Hurricane, Spitfire, Greece, Crete.
GCapt Keith MacDermott HAMPSHIRE 7 C.Shores & C.Williams RAAF 12Sq, 6Sq, 456Sq RAAF
SLdr John Francis 'Old John' JACKSON 7 C.Shores & C.Williams RAAF 3Sq, 4Sq, 79Sq 28/02/1942
FLt Rudolf Morris 'Blue' LEU 7 [6+1] 6,33 C.Shores & C.Williams RAAF 112Sq
SLdr Leonard Stanley REID 7 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 504Sq, 130Sq, 185Sq, 79RAAFSq, 452Sq 4 (Shores)
SLdr Raymond Edward 'Throttle' THOROLD-SMITH 7 [6+1] 6,5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAAF 452Sq, 1 Spitfire Wg 15/03/1943 7,5 (W.Hess)
PO Gordon Russell TWEEDALE 7 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 43Sq, 126Sq, 185Sq 09/05/1942
WCdr Geoffrey Charles ATHERTON 6 [5+1] 5,5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAAF 75 RAAF Sq Kittyhawk ace, New Guinea, 1942-43. 4+1
WCdr Alexander Noel CONSTANTINE 6 W. N. Hess RAF 141Sq, 23Sq, 264Sq, 87sq, 273Sq, 136Sq Spitfire V, Burma, 1944. 3 (Shores)
FO Freddie Edward Fitzgerald EDWARDS 6 [2+5] 4 Shores & Will. (0,5 V-1s) RAF 26Sq, 130Sq
FO Richard Lindsay GLYDE 6 [3+3] 3,91 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 87Sq 14/08/1940 8
GCpt Peter JEFFREY 6 [5+1] 5,5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAAF 3Sq RAAF; 234Wg, 75Sq, 1 RAAF Wg 5,25
FO C. M. 'Ac' LAWSON 6 0 C.Shores (all V-1s) RAF 165Sq
FLt Walter Henry Arthur MAILEY 6 C.Shores & C.Williams RAAF 3(RAAF)Sq
SLdr Donald Hindle MCBURNIE 6 [5+1] 5,5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF & RAAF 229Sq RAF, 450Sq, 451Sq RAAF, 238Sq RAF
FSgt Thomas G. PAXTON 6 [5+1] 5,5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 250Sq, 30Sq
WCdr John Rowley "Jock" PERRIN 6 C.Shores & C.Williams RAAF 3Sq, 5Sq RAAF, 24Sq SAAF, 76Sq RAAF 8 (Hess)
FLt Stewart William REES 6 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 600Sq
FLt John Henry William SAUNDERS 6 C.Shores & C.Williams RAAF 3 RAAFSq 22/11/1941
WCdr Donald Hamilton SMITH 6 [5+1] 5,33 C.Shores & C.Williams RAAF 126Sq, 41Sq, 453Sq 5
FO Valton Leslie John TURNER 6 C. Shores RAF 1685BDTF, 56Sq Tempest, 1944-45.
PO Maxwell Heron BELL 5 [4+1] 4,25 C.Shores & C.Williams RAAF 19Sq 09/09/1944 Mustang ace, N.France, 1944. MIA.
WCdr Robert W. BUNGEY 5 W.N.Hess RAF 145Sq, 452Sq, 226Sq, 79Sq 10/06/1943
FO Bobby BUNTING 5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAAF 93Sq Spitfire VIII ace, Italy, 1944.
PO Henry George BURNEY 5 [4+1] 4,5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 112Sq P-40 ace, Western Desert, 1941-42.
SLdr Alfred Wattle Benjamin CLARE 5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAAF 453Sq Buffalo ace, W.Indies, Singapore 41-42.
FO Lawrence Francis Marshal CRONIN 5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 453Sq, 81Sq Spit ace, Tunisia, Italy 43, Burma 44.
PO Victor Farley CURTIS 5 [3+2] 4 C.Shores & C.Williams RAAF 3 RAAF Sq 06/01/1943 Kittyhawk ace, W.Desert 42.
FLt Charles Horace FRY 5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAAF 112Sq 6
FO Peter Radcliffe GIDDY 5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAAF 3 RAAFSq
FLt Alfred GLENDINNING 5 [3+2] 4 C. Shores RAF & RAAF 457Sq, 3 RAAF Sq, 92Sq, 450Sq
FLt Wilfred Arthur GOOLD 5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 607Sq
SLdr Reginald Lloyd GORDON 5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAAF 31 RAAFSq 6
FLt Edward Smith HALL 5 [3+2] C. Shores RAAF 129Sq, 452Sq 2+1 sh
FSgt Ronald Frank HAMMOND 5 RAAF 248Sq 2+1 (Shores)
WCdr Leslie Douglas JACKSON 5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAAF 75Sq
FLt Lawrence 'Laurie' MCINTOSH 5 [4+1] 4,5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 111Sq RAF
Sgt Garth Angus NEILL 5 C. Shores RAAF 122Sq, 112Sq 4
PO Richard Hastings'Slinger' NITSCHKE 5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAAF 250Sq 20/12/1941
WCdr Charles Gordon Chaloner OLIVE 5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF & RAAF 65Sq RAF, 456Sq 6, 8
WCdr John Richard RATTEN 5 RAF 72Sq, 453Sq, Hornchurch Wg, Peterhead Wg 27/02/1945 2+2 (Shores)
F/Lt John G. 'Jock' SANDERSON 5 [3+2] 4 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 602Sq, 249Sq, 452Sq
WCdr Desmond Frederick Burt SHEEN 5 [4+1] 4,33 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 212Sq, 72Sq 7,33; 7 (Hess)
Sgt Ronald Henry SIMES 5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAAF 3Sq 09/01/1942 6 (W.Hess)
FLt Arthur Leslie Mervyn SPURGIN 5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 89Sq, 68Sq, 69Sq, 87Sq
FLt Frederick Stanley STEVENS 5 C. Shores (2 V-1s) RAF 456Sq Mosquito night fighter, 1944-45.
SLdr Richard Douglas 'Doug' VANDERFIELD 5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAAF 258Sq, 453Sq, 76Sq, 79Sq Buffalo ace, Malaysia 1941. 6; 6+2sh
Sgt Rex Kerslake WILSON 5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAAF 3Sq 09/12/1941 8 (W.Hess, citation)
Table: Australian aces of WW2


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