Re: US Navy top ace WW1?

Bill Shatzer (
Sat, 2 Dec 1995 19:27:45 -0800

Bill Ciciora typed:
>On Sat, 2 Dec 1995, Anthony asked:
>>I'am trying to figure out who was the US Navy top and supposedly "only"
>>ace during the big one? How many kills?
>That would be David Ingalls, who flew with 213 and 217 Squadrons, RAF.
>6 kills. [no OOC ones either ;-) ]

His first victory was with 13 sqdn RNAS before it become 213 sqdn RAF.
My references say 5 victories, not six, but you might be right - pinning
down the exact number of 'official' victories out of the 1914-18 War
is _almost_ as tough as pinning down the number of 'real' victories.


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