List of World War I flying aces from Hungary

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Top ace József Kiss


During World War I, the dual kingdoms of the Austro-Hungarian Empire supplied flying aces to history in a wide variety of ethnicities. Among them were the Hungarian-born aces listed below.

Name Victories Notes
József Kiss 19 victories Hungary's leading ace was the only noncommissioned officer in the Luftfahrtruppen to be commissioned as an officer[1][2]
Franz Gräser 18 victories Hungary's second leading ace was an aerial gunner turned self-taught pilot[3][4]
Stefan Fejes 16 victories[5][6]
Karl Kaszala 8 victories[7][8]
Alexander Tahy 8 victories[9][10]
Johann Risztics 7 victories Set postwar world aviation records[11][12]
Johann Frint 6 victories[13][14]
Alexander Kasza 6 victories[15][16]
Julius Busa 5 victories<[17][18]
Friedrich Hefty 5 victories[19][20]
Johann Lasi 5 victories[21][22]
Bela Macourek 5 victories Flew for the Red Air Corps postwar[23][24]
Rudolf Szepessy-Sokoll 5 victories[25] Flew first strategic aerial bombing mission in history[26]


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • 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: Volume 4 of Fighting Airmen of WWI Series: Volume 4 of Air Aces of WWI. Norman Franks, Russell Guest, Gregory Alegi. Grub Street, 1997. ISBN 1-898697-56-6, ISBN 978-1-898697-56-5.
  • Air Aces of the Austro-Hungarian Empire 1914 – 1918. Martin O'Connor. Flying Machines Press, 1994. ISBN 0963711016, 9780963711014.

Endnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Franks, Guest, Alegi 1997, p. 188.
  2. ^ O'Connor 1994, pp. 281–282.
  3. ^ Franks, Guest, Alegi 1997, pp. 180–181.
  4. ^ O'Connor 1994, pp. 283–284.
  5. ^ Franks, Guest, Alegi 1997, pp. 177–178.
  6. ^ O'Connor 1994, pp. 287–288.
  7. ^ Franks, Guest, Alegi 1997, p. 186.
  8. ^ O'Connor 1994, p. 301.
  9. ^ Franks, Guest, Alegi 1997, pp. 201–202.
  10. ^ O'Connor 1994, pp. 304–305.
  11. ^ Franks, Guest, Alegi 1997, p. 197.
  12. ^ O'Connor 1994, pp. 138, 310.
  13. ^ Franks, Guest, Alegi 1997, p. 180.
  14. ^ O'Connor 1994, p. 312.
  15. ^ Franks, Guest, Alegi 1997, pp. 185–186.
  16. ^ O'Connor 1994, p. 313.
  17. ^ Franks, Guest, Alegi 1997, p. 176.
  18. ^ O'Connor 1994, p. 319.
  19. ^ Franks, Guest, Alegi 1997, p. 183.
  20. ^ O'Connor 1994, p. 320.
  21. ^ Franks, Guest, Alegi 1997, p. 191.
  22. ^ O'Connor 1994, p. 324.
  23. ^ Franks, Guest, Alegi 1997, p. 192.
  24. ^ O'Connor 1994, p. 325.
  25. ^ Franks, Guest, Alegi 1997, p. 201.
  26. ^ O'Connor 1994, pp. 217, 329.