Scottish aces in WWII

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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
ACM James E. 'Jamie' RANKIN 22 [17+5] 19,08 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 64Sq, 92Sq, Biggin Hill Wg, 15Wg 21 (W.Hess)
GCapt Robert Finlay BOYD 21 [14+7] 16,25 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 602Sq, 54Sq, Kenley Wing, 239Wg Spitfire, BoB, Channel, Burma, 1940-44. 22.5
WCdr Alexander Coultate'Sandy' RABAGLIATI 21 [20+1] 20,25 Shores & Wil. (4 balloons) RAF 46Sq, 126Sq, Takali Wg, Coltishall Wg 5 (Hess)
SLdr Archibald Ashmore MCKELLAR 20 [17+3] 18,2 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 60Sq, 605Sq 01/11/1940 KIA. 21
SLdr John Bean SHEPHERD 20 [13+7] 10,25 C.Shores (5+2sh V-1s) RAF 234Sq, 118Sq, 610Sq, 41Sq 18,33
WCdr Harbourne Mackay STEPHEN 17 [9+8] 12,74 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 74Sq, 234Sq , 166Wg 22,5 (Hess)
WCdr John Watson 'Ian' ALLAN 14 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 256Sq Mosquito ace, Sicily, 1943.
WCdr James Eric 'Jas' STORRAR 14 [12+2] 12,53 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 145Sq, 73Sq, 274Sq, 65Sq, 165Sq, 234Sq 9; 15; 13+2sh
Sgt James 'Hamish' DODDS 13 C.Shores RAF 274Sq Hurricane ace, W.Desert 41-42.
WCdr Andrew MCDOWALL 13 [11+2] 12,25 C.Shores RAF 602Sq, 245Sq, 232Sq, 616Sq 18
NCO John ROBERTSON 12 M. Coff (dubious) RAF 108Sq (gunner) Wellington rear gunner ace.
SLdr John Ernest PROCTOR 11 [10+1] 10,5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 501Sq, 32Sq, 352(Yugoslav)Sq; 205Sq 9,5
SLdr Aeneas Ranald Donald MACDONNELL 10 [9+1] 9,5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 64Sq 10,5; 11,5
WCdr James Alfred Av. 'Jasper' READ 10 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 89Sq, 46Sq, 108Sq
FLt Ronald Derek Gordon WIGHT 10 Shores & Wil.(citation) RAF 213Sq 11/08/1940 KIA. 10+4sh, 6+3sh(Shores)
AirCdr Roderick Aeneas CHISHOLM 9 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 604Sq, FIU Beaufighter, Mosquito (night) ETO 41-43.
GCpt Alexander Valance Riddell JOHNSTONE 9 [7+2] 8 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 602Sq 8,5
SLdr John Brown NIVEN 9 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF & RNZAF 602Sq, 485(RNZAF)Sq
FLt John King 'Jock' NORWELL 7 [3+4] 5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 74Sq, 54Sq, 41Sq, 527Sq 4,41
Lt Blyth RITCHIE 7 [5+2] 6 C.Shores & C.Williams FAA 800Sq FAA ace.
FLt Alan SMITH 7 [5+2] 6 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 616Sq, 308FS(USAAF), 93Sq 8 (Hess)
FO Francis CAMPBELL 6 W. N. Hess RAF 93Sq, 132Sq Spitfire, Tunisia 42-43, France 44. 4 (Shores)
PO William Roy Mackintosh LINDSAY 6 [2+4] 3,58 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 242Sq
PO Archibald LYALL 6 [3+3] 4,33 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 602Sq 28/11/1940
WCdr Paul Clifford WEBB 6 [3+3] 3,91 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF RCAF & SAAF 602Sq, 123, 416RCAF, 260, 2SAAF, 253Sq, 281Wg
FLt Harold Woolgar 'Harry' AYRE 5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 261Sq Hurricane I ace, Malta, 1940-41. 4+1
FSgt Frederick George BERRY 5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 1Sq 01/09/1940 Hurricane ace, BoF, BoB. KIA.
SLdr Thomas Anthony 'Tommy' BRANNAGAN 5 [3+2] 4 C.Shores & C.Williams RCAF 403Sq, 441Sq RCAF Spitfire IX ace, N.France, 1943-44.
SLdr Neil CAMERON 5 [3+2] 4 C. Shores RAF 1Sq, 17Sq, 134Sq, 213Sq, 335(Greek)Sq, 258Sq Hurricane, 1940-42. P-47, Burma 45.
SLdr Herbert H.Kitchener'Alec' GUNNIS 5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 252Sq
SLdr William Wright PROVAN 5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 29Sq
FLt Allan Hugh SCOTT 5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 124Sq, 603Sq, 1435Sq, 122Sq 6,5
WO Ian Turnbull STEVENSON 5 [4+1] C. Shores (2+1sh V-1s) RAF 41Sq Spitfire, 1944.
FSgt John WHITE 5 [3+2] 4 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 72Sq, 73Sq 14/06/1941 KIA.
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