Albert Ball, VC, DSO & Two Bars, MC (14 August 1896 – 7 May 1917) was an English fighter pilot during the First World War. At the time of his death he was the United Kingdom's leading flying ace, with 44 victories, and remained its fourth-highest scorer behind Edward Mannock, James McCudden, and George McElroy.

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  • Albert Ball (Nottingham, 14 de agosto de 1896 - † Annœullin, 7 de mayo de 1917) fue un piloto aviador británico de la Primera Guerra Mundial condecorado con la Cruz Victoria de manera póstuma. (es)
  • Albert Ball, VC, DSO & Two Bars, MC (14 August 1896 – 7 May 1917) was an English fighter pilot during the First World War. At the time of his death he was the United Kingdom's leading flying ace, with 44 victories, and remained its fourth-highest scorer behind Edward Mannock, James McCudden, and George McElroy. Born and raised in Nottingham, Ball joined the Sherwood Foresters at the outbreak of the First World War and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in October 1914. He transferred to the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) the following year, and gained his pilot's wings on 26 January 1916. Joining No. 13 Squadron RFC in France, he flew reconnaissance missions before being posted in May to No. 11 Squadron, a fighter unit. From then until his return to England on leave in October, he accrued many aerial victories, earning two Distinguished Service Orders and the Military Cross. He was the first ace to become a British national hero. After a period on home establishment, Ball was posted to No. 56 Squadron, which deployed to the Western Front in April 1917. He crashed to his death in a field in France on 7 May, sparking a wave of national mourning and posthumous recognition, which included the award of the Victoria Cross for his actions during his final tour of duty. The famous German flying ace Manfred von Richthofen, remarked upon hearing of Ball's death that he was "by far the best English flying man". (en)
  • Albert Ball (14 août 1896 à Nottingham - 7 mai 1917 à Annœullin) est un pilote de chasse britannique et un as de l'aviation durant la Première Guerre mondiale. À l'heure de sa mort, il était le principal as allié avec 44 victoires et il était alors seulement devancé par l'Allemand Manfred von Richthofen. (fr)
  • Albert Ball VC, DSO & Two Bars, MC (* 14. August 1896 in Nottingham, England; † 7. Mai 1917 bei Annœullin, Frankreich) war britischer Jagdflieger des Ersten Weltkrieges und Träger des Victoria-Kreuzes. Auf der Rangliste der erfolgreichsten britischen Jagdflieger im Ersten Weltkrieg nimmt er den vierten Rang ein. (de)
  • Fu uno dei più importanti assi dell'aviazione britannica durante la prima guerra mondiale. Al momento della sua morte, il suo numero di vittorie (44) era solamente inferiore a quello dell'asso tedesco Manfred von Richthofen. (it)
  • Albert Ball (ur. 14 sierpnia 1896 w Nottingham, zm. 7 maja 1917 w Annœullin) – brytyjski pilot myśliwski, jeden z czołowych brytyjskich asów okresu I wojny światowej. Odniósł 44 zwycięstwa powietrzne. (pl)
  • Альберт Болл (англ. Albert Ball; 1896—1917) — английский военный лётчик Первой мировой войны, капитан. На момент своей смерти он находился на четвертом месте по количеству воздушных побед, после Эдварда Мэннока, Джеймса МакКаддена и Джорджа Макилроя. (ru)
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  • Recipient of the Victoria Cross (en)
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  • Albert Ball (Nottingham, 14 de agosto de 1896 - † Annœullin, 7 de mayo de 1917) fue un piloto aviador británico de la Primera Guerra Mundial condecorado con la Cruz Victoria de manera póstuma. (es)
  • Albert Ball (14 août 1896 à Nottingham - 7 mai 1917 à Annœullin) est un pilote de chasse britannique et un as de l'aviation durant la Première Guerre mondiale. À l'heure de sa mort, il était le principal as allié avec 44 victoires et il était alors seulement devancé par l'Allemand Manfred von Richthofen. (fr)
  • Albert Ball VC, DSO & Two Bars, MC (* 14. August 1896 in Nottingham, England; † 7. Mai 1917 bei Annœullin, Frankreich) war britischer Jagdflieger des Ersten Weltkrieges und Träger des Victoria-Kreuzes. Auf der Rangliste der erfolgreichsten britischen Jagdflieger im Ersten Weltkrieg nimmt er den vierten Rang ein. (de)
  • Fu uno dei più importanti assi dell'aviazione britannica durante la prima guerra mondiale. Al momento della sua morte, il suo numero di vittorie (44) era solamente inferiore a quello dell'asso tedesco Manfred von Richthofen. (it)
  • Albert Ball (ur. 14 sierpnia 1896 w Nottingham, zm. 7 maja 1917 w Annœullin) – brytyjski pilot myśliwski, jeden z czołowych brytyjskich asów okresu I wojny światowej. Odniósł 44 zwycięstwa powietrzne. (pl)
  • Альберт Болл (англ. Albert Ball; 1896—1917) — английский военный лётчик Первой мировой войны, капитан. На момент своей смерти он находился на четвертом месте по количеству воздушных побед, после Эдварда Мэннока, Джеймса МакКаддена и Джорджа Макилроя. (ru)
  • Albert Ball, VC, DSO & Two Bars, MC (14 August 1896 – 7 May 1917) was an English fighter pilot during the First World War. At the time of his death he was the United Kingdom's leading flying ace, with 44 victories, and remained its fourth-highest scorer behind Edward Mannock, James McCudden, and George McElroy. (en)
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  • Болл, Альберт (ru)
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