Of the list of 63 American "Aces", aviators who have downed five or more enemy aeroplanes, recently published by the War Department, seven are University men. The ranking man of Harvard's "Aces" is Lieutenant D. E. Putnam '20, of Newton, who, before his credit. Captains Hamilton Coolidge '19, of Boston, who was killed in action, and Douglas Campbell '17, of Mt. Hamilton, Cal., have respectively eight and six victories credited to them.
Lieutenants C. E. Wright '19, of Cambridge, Sumner Sewall '20, of Bath, Me., and James Knowles '18, of Cambridge, have downed nine, six, and five German planes, respectively. Lieutenant L. A. Hamilton, of Pittsfield, who was a first-year student in the School of Business Administration in 1917, had accounted for seven enemy flyers before his death in action. In a list of citations issued by the War Department last week Lieutenant Hamilton was awarded posthumously the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in action.