ace of aces

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ace of aces (plural aces of aces)

  1. (military) The military ace with the greatest number of kills, still in active service, of a nation's military forces, of a particular branch.
    • New York Times, 16 June 1918
      Brookline Man Supplants Baylies as the American Ace of Aces if His Record Stands.
    • New York Times, 14 April 1944
      Bong Downs 27th Japanese Plane And Becomes U. S. 'Ace Of Aces'
    • Time Magazine, 6 September 1954
      Top ace of aces was Captain Joseph C. McConnell Jr. of Apple Valley, Calif., who posted the unequaled high score for Korea
    • Los Angeles Times, 4 March 1968
      Yet virtually larger than life in the eyes of his contemporaries, the "scourge of the skies," the "ace of aces,"
    • Los Angeles Times, 13 July 1940
      the U-boat commander who drowned them was Hitler's subsea ace of aces
    • Tank Tactics: From Normandy to Lorraine, by Roman Johann Jarymowycz (2001)
      The ace of aces was dead.

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