List of World War I flying aces from India
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This is a list of World War I flying aces from British India.
- Captain Lawrence Percival Coombes garnered 15 aerial victories as a Sopwith Camel pilot for the Royal Naval Air Service and the Royal Air Force
- Captain Edward Dawson Atkinson was credited with 10 aerial victories in two combat tours, one while flying a Nieuport and another flying a Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a
- Captain Indra Lal Roy was credited with 10 aerial victories while piloting a Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a in No. 40 Squadron RFC
- Captain (later Group Captain) Arthur Peck of No. 111 Squadron RFC was credited with eight aerial victories.
- Captain Douglas Carbery scored six confirmed aerial victories while serving as an aerial observer in various squadrons
- Lieutenant Thomas Cecil Silwood Tuffield had six aerial victories confirmed while flying as an observer in 48 Squadron's Bristol F.2 Fighters
- Hardit Singh Malik was credited with 8 aerial victories. He was the first sikh pilot in WW1 and eventually rose after the war to become India's ambassador to France. He was awarded with the French Legion of Merit
- Captain George M. Cox scored five aerial victories as a Sopwith Camel pilot for No. 65 Squadron RAF.
- Franks, Norman; Guest, Russell; Alegi, Gregory. Above the War Fronts: The British Two-seater Bomber Pilot and Observer Aces, the British Two-seater Fighter Observer Aces, and the Belgian, Italian, Austro-Hungarian and Russian Fighter Aces, 1914–1918. Grub Street, 1997. ISBN 1-898697-56-6, ISBN 978-1-898697-56-5.
- Shores, Christopher F.; Norman Franks; Guest, Russell. Above the Trenches: A Complete Record of the Fighter Aces and Units of the British Empire Air Forces 1915-1920. Grub Street, 1990. ISBN 0-948817-19-4, ISBN 978-0-948817-19-9.
- Hardit Singh Malik http://www.sikhchic.com/history/flying_ace_pioneer
- "Lawrence Coombes". theaerodrome.com. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
- Shores, et al, p. 120.
- "Edward Atkinson". theaerodrome.com. Retrieved 13 April 2011.
- http://jpgleize.perso.neuf.fr/aces/ww1asi.htm Retrieved 21 March 2011.
- Shores, et al, pp. 327-328.
- "Indra Roy". theaerodrome.com. Retrieved 21 March 2011.
- Shores, et al, p. 301.
- "Thomas Tuffield". Retrieved 3 August 2011.
- Shores, et al, p. 124.