List of World War I flying aces from Austria-Hungary

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Austria-Hungary's dual kingdoms contained a melange of nationalities. Although the aces of the Luftfahrtruppen owed their military allegiance to the Empire, they came from various of the ethnic groups within the Empire. Despite the Austro-Hungarian policy of Magyarization, many citizens of the Austro-Hungarian Empire clung to their ethnic identities. The breakup of the Empire post World War I later saw the formation of independent nations from some of these ethnic groups.

Flying Aces of the Austro-Hungarian Empire

Name Victories Birthplace Nation Notes
Godwin Brumowski 35 Wadowice Galicia (present day Poland) Leading Polish ace and leading Austro-Hungarian ace of the war[1]
Julius Arigi 32 Děčín Kingdom of Bohemia (present day Czech Republic) Leading Czech ace of the war[2]
Benno Fiala von Fernbrugg 28 Vienna Austria Leading Austrian ace of the war[3]
Frank Linke-Crawford 27 Kraków Galicia (present day Poland)[4]
József Kiss 19 Pozsony Hungary (present day Slovakia) Leading Hungarian ace of the war[5]
Ferenc Gräser 18 Nyírmada Hungary
Eugen Bönsch 16 Velká Úpa (cs) Kingdom of Bohemia (now Czech Republic)[6]
István Fejes 16 Győr Hungary[7]
Ernst Strohschneider 15 Ústí nad Labem Kingdom of Bohemia (now Czech Republic)[8]
Adolf Heyrowsky 12 Murau Austria[9]
Kurt Gruber 11 Linz Austria[10]
Franz Rudorfer 11 Vienna Austria[11]
Miroslav Navratil 10 Sarajevo present day Bosnia and Herzegovina Sole ace from Bosnia and Herzegovina[12]
Raoul Stojsavljevic 10 Innsbruck Austria[13]
Gottfried Freiherr von Banfield 9 Castelnuovo (now Herceg Novi) present day Montenegro The only Montenegran ace[14]
Otto Jindra 9 Chlumec nad Cidlinou Czech Republic[15]
Georg Kenzian 9 Linz Austria[16]
Ferdinánd Udvardy 9 Pozsony present day Slovakia[17]
Károly Kaszala 8 Nyitra Hungary (now Slovakia)[18]
Heinrich Kostrba 8 Prague Czech Republic[19]
Sándor Tahy 8 Nyíregyháza Hungary[20]
Josef Friedrich 7 Zwickau present day Czech Republic[21]
Ludwig Hautzmayer 7 Fürstenfeld Austria[22]
Otto Jäger 7 Asch Kingdom of Bohemia (now Czech Republic)[23]
József Maier Modory 7 Pozsony (now Bratislava) Hungary,(now Slovakia)[24]
János Risztics 7 Budapest Hungary[25]
Andreas Dombrowski 6 Mahrisch-Ostrau Kingdom of Prussia (now in the Czech Republic)[26]
János Frint 6 Budapest Hungary[27]
Sándor Kasza 6 Bácskosuthfalva Hungary[28]
Karl Nikitsch 6 Gross-Czakowitz Kingdom of Bohemia (now the Czech Republic)[29]
Franz Peter 6 Vienna Austria[30]
Josef Pürer 6 Brno[31] or Schönau[32] Austria[32]
Roman Schmidt 6 Varaždin present day Croatia[33]
Rudolf Weber 6 Sighișoara Transylvania (present day Romania)[34] Only Romanian ace of the war
Gyula Busa 5 Budapest Hungary[35]
Frigyes Hefty 5 Pozsony (now Bratislava) Hungary,(now Slovakia)[36][37]
Julius Kowalczik 5 Ostrava Poland[38]
Franz Lahner 5 Bad Goisern Austria[39]
Friedrich Lang 5 Austria[40]
János Lasi 5 Katy (now Kać) Hungary (present day Serbia) Only Serbian ace in the Luftfahrtruppen[41]
Béla Macourek 5 Pozsony (now Bratislava) Hungary,(now Slovakia) 5[42][43]
Kurt Nachod 5 Brno Moravia (present day Czech Republic)[44]
Augustin Novak 5 Botenwald[45]
Karl Patzelt 5 Craiova, Bohemia Kingdom of Bohemia (now Czech Republic)[46]
Alois Rodlauer 5 Urfahr-Umgebung Austria[47]
Rudolf Szepessy-Sokoll 5 Hungary[48]
Karl Teichmann 5 Hrabišín now in Czech Republic[49]
Karl Urban 5 Graz Austria[50]
Ferenc Wognar 5 Nagyszombat (today: Trnava, Slovakia) Hungary, now Slovakia[51]

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