Top World War I Flying Aces – 15

Edward ‘Mick’ Mannock

Credit: Imperial War Museums

Edward ‘Mick’ Mannock (1887-1918) became Britain’s highest scoring fighter pilot of the war.

He served in the Royal Engineers before transferring to the Royal Flying Corps.

Mannock was killed over the Western Front in July 1918 and posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross the following year.

Originally credited with 73 victories, this figure has since been debated.

That said, Mannock was one of the most successful air aces of World War I.

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