List of World War I Slovak flying aces

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Many men among the aviators of the Austro-Hungarian Luftfahrtruppen were of the Slovak ethnic minority, living in what was then part of the Kingdom of Hungary. Austria-Hungary was a constitutional union of the Austrian Empire (Cisleithania) and the Kingdom of Hungary (Transleithania) which existed from 1867 to 1918, when it collapsed as a result of defeat in World War I. The aces listed below either were born in present-day Slovak Republic, were of Slovak ethnic identity, or both.

Name Victories Notes
Karl Kaszala 8[1] Born Nyitra. Awarded the Iron Cross (2nd class)
Béla Macourek 5[2] Born Bratislava. Awarded the Military Merit Cross and Medal.
Franz Wognar 5[3] Born Nagyszombat. Received five (1 gold and 4 silver) awards of the Medal for Bravery.

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  1. ^ "Karl Kaszala". The Aerodrome. 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Bela Macourek". The Aerodrome. 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Franz Wognar". The Aerodrome. 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2016.