Billy Bishop was a Canadian flying ace during WWI. He shot down 72 German planes and received the Victoria Cross. His eyesight was phenomenal. He wanted to become a pilot because he was disgusted with the mud of the trenches. He passed away in September
Carl "Charly" Degelow January 1891 – 9 November Pour le Merite, Royal House Order of Hohenzollern, Iron Cross, was a German fighter pilot during World War I. He was credited with 30 victories, and was the last person to win the military Pour le Merite.
Eduard Ritter von Schleich Bavarian flying ace credited with 35 aerial victories. Recipient of the Iron Cross, and class, Pour le Merité and the Knight's Cross of the Bavarian Military Order of Max Joseph.