LVG. Albert Ball in his Nieuport 17 having just shot down a German LVG. His aircraft, A134, was distinctive in having a bright red spinner. He was the first Royal Flying Corps pilot to score a hat-trick (3 kills on a single mission) and, in the course of his career, scored another two on his way to his outstanding 44 victories.
Captain William 'Billy' Bishop. In June 1917, Bishop attacked a German airfield, destroying several devices on the ground, and another seven that rose to intercept. For this action he was awarded the Victoria Cross and ended the war with 72 confirmed victories. In this painting by Ivan Berryman shown Bishop in his Nieuport Scout tuition B1566, fighting a Pfalz D.III.