Alfons Nagler

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Alfons Nagler
Born 4 August 1893
Ertingen, Kingdom of Württemberg
Allegiance Germany
Service/branch Aviation
Rank Vizefeldwebel
Unit FA 4, FA(A) 220, Jasta Ober-Ost, Jasta 74, Jasta 81
Awards Iron Cross First and Second Class

Vizefeldwebel Alfons Nagler, also Alfons Nagler, (born 4 August 1893, date of death unknown) was a World War I flying ace credited with ten aerial victories.[1][2]

Nagler was a trained mechanic who joined aviation on 4 October 1913. He was in the reserves when World War I began. He served as a mechanic in FA 4 until 6 May 1915, when he reported for pilot training. Upon graduation, he was stationed with FA(A) 220 on the Russian Front on 8 October. He served with this unit until 27 September 1917. He then served with the fighter unit attached to FA(A) 220 until 10 December. He was then transferred to Jasta Over-Ost. From there, he was forwarded on 26 March 1918 to Jasta 74. When Jasta Over-Ost became Jasta 81, Nagler rejoined them.[1] Between 27 May and 5 October 1918, he ran up a score of nine Spads and a Breguet XIV shot down.[2] By the time the war ended, he had earned not only the Iron Cross, but two Austro-Hungarian medals and one from Baden.[1]

Sources of information[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Above the Lines: The Aces and Fighter Units of the German Air Service, Naval Air Service and Flanders Marine Corps 1914 - 1918. p. 171. 
  2. ^ a b http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/germany/nagler.php Retrieved on 19 April 2010.

References[edit]

  • Above the Lines: The Aces and Fighter Units of the German Air Service, Naval Air Service and Flanders Marine Corps 1914 - 1918 Norman L. R. Franks, et al. Grub Street, 1993. ISBN 0-948817-73-9, ISBN 978-0-948817-73-1.