Karl Patzelt

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Karl Patzelt
Born 3 February 1893
Craiova, Romania, Austro-Hungary
Died 4 May 1918
Allegiance Austro-Hungarian Empire
Service/branch Flying services
Rank Oberleutnant
Unit Flik 68J, Flik 29J, Flik 42J
Awards Order of the Iron Crown, Military Merit Cross, Military Merit Medal, German Iron Cross

Oberleutnant Karl Patzelt was a World War I flying ace credited with five aerial victories.[1]

Patzelt's birthplace is often incorrectly given as Crajova, Bohemia. This was caused by an error in his Austrian personal documents deposited in Vienna, which state "Crajova, Böhmen". In fact, no such place exists in Bohemia. According to Patzelt's qualification document deposited in Prague, he was born in Craiova, Romania, and his legal domicile was Mladá Boleslav, Bohemia, where his father came from. The same source also gives his exact date of birth as February 3, 1893, and spoken languages as German, Romanian and Czech.[2]

Sources of information[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/austrhun/patzelt.php
  2. ^ Rajlich, Jiří (2014). Na křídlech Světové války - Epizody ze života českých aviatiků v rakousko-uherském letectvu [On the Wings of the World War - Episodes from the Lives of Czech Aviators in the Austro-Hungarian Airforce] (in Czech). Cheb: Svět křídel. p. 260. ISBN 978-80-87567-48-7.