List of World War I Czech flying aces

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Austro-Hungary's Luftfahrtruppen contained many aviators of Czech origin. The flying aces among them are listed below. At least one flier in the German Luftstreitkräfte was also of Czech origin.

Name Victories Notes
Julius Arigi 32 victories Austro-Hungarian Empire's second scoring ace served in World War II in the German Luftwaffe.[1]
Paul Billik 31 victories Served in the German Luftstreitkräfte.[2]
Eugen Bönsch 16 victories Served in the Luftwaffe during World War II.[3]
Ernst Strohschneider 15 victories[4]
Otto Jindra 9 victories Postwar commander of the Czech Air Force.[5]
Heinrich Kostrba 8 victories First commanding officer of the Czechoslovakian Flying Corps.[6]
Josef Friedrich 7 victories[7]
Otto Jäger 7 victories[8]
Andreas Dombrowski 6 victories[9]
Karl Nikitsch 6 victories[10]
Kurt Nachod 5 victories[11]
Karl Patzelt 5 victories[12]
Karl Teichmann 5 victories[13]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Julius Arigi". The Aerodrome. 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Paul Billik". The Aerodrome. 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Eugen Bönsch". The Aerodrome. 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Ernst Strohschneider". The Aerodrome. 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Otto Jindra". The Aerodrome. 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Heinrich Kostrba". The Aerodrome. 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Josef Friedrich". The Aerodrome. 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Otto Jäger". The Aerodrome. 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "Andreas Dombrowski". The Aerodrome. 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  10. ^ "Karl Nikitsch". The Aerodrome. 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  11. ^ "Kurt Nachod". The Aerodrome. 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  12. ^ "Karl Patzelt". The Aerodrome. 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  13. ^ "Karl Teichmann". The Aerodrome. 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016.