He is the first and only Indian flying air ace to this day.
His three air-to-air combat victories brought him closer to becoming an air ace than any American pilot since the Vietnam War.
He was the group's top air ace with credit for six aerial victories.
You're an air ace, a Top Gun.
This established him as an air ace in two days, after undergoing a frustrating year of apprenticeship with no opportunities to engage the enemy.
During the Great War, he enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps, and became known as an air ace.
Col. Daniel James, an air ace in Vietnam, was one of relatively few black pilots then.
The former air ace, a man of daring and of many abilities, as he was to prove on a larger stage later, was equal to the occasion.
He was 78 and the second-leading American air ace of the war in Europe.
The leading American air ace in Europe, Francis Gabreski, shot down 28 German planes.