List of World War I flying aces from Austria-Hungary

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Austria–Hungary:
Cisleithania (Austrian Empire): 1. Bohemia, 2. Bukovina, 3. Carinthia, 4. Carniola, 5. Dalmatia, 6. Galicia and Lodomeria, 7. Küstenland, 8. Austria below the Enns, 9. Moravia, 10. Salzburg, 11. Silesia, 12. Styria, 13. Tyrol, 14. Austria above the Enns, 15. Vorarlberg;
Transleithania (Kingdom of Hungary): 16. Hungary proper 17. Croatia-Slavonia;
Austrian-Hungarian Condominium: 18. Bosnia and Herzegovina

This list of World War I flying aces from Austria-Hungary contains the names of aviators from the countries ruled by the Habsburg dynasty. 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. Its territory contained a melange of nationalities. Although the aces of the K.u.k. Luftfahrtruppen owed their military allegiance to the Austro-Hungarian Empire as a whole, they came from various ethnic groups. Despite the Hungarian government's policy of Magyarization, many inhabitants of that kingdom clung to their ethnic identities. The breakup of the Austro-Hungarian Empire post World War I saw the formation of independent nations from some of these ethnic groups.

Flying aces of the Austro-Hungarian Empire[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Godwin Brumowski". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Julius Arigi". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Benno Fiala von Fernbrugg". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Frank Linke-Crawford". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "József Kiss". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Eugen Bönsch". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "István Fejes". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Ernst Strohschneider". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Adolf Heyrowsky". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "Kurt Gruber". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  11. ^ "Franz Rudorfer". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  12. ^ "Miroslav Navratil". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  13. ^ "Raoul Stojsavljevic". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  14. ^ "Gottfried Freiherr von Banfield". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  15. ^ "Otto Jindra". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  16. ^ "Georg Kenzian". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  17. ^ "Ferdinánd Udvardy". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  18. ^ "Károly Kaszala". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  19. ^ "Heinrich Kostrba". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  20. ^ "Sándor Tahy". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  21. ^ "Josef Friedrich". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  22. ^ "Ludwig Hautzmayer". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  23. ^ "Otto Jäger". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  24. ^ "József Maier". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  25. ^ "János Risztics". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  26. ^ "Andreas Dombrowski". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  27. ^ "János Frint". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  28. ^ "Sándor Kasza". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  29. ^ "Karl Nikitsch". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  30. ^ "Franz Peter". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  31. ^ a b c Safarik, Jan J. (1 January 2013). "Austro-Hungarian Air Aces 1914-1918" (PDF). Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  32. ^ a b "Josef Pürer". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  33. ^ "Roman Schmidt". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  34. ^ "Rudolf Weber". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  35. ^ "Gyula Busa". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  36. ^ "Frigyes Hefty". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  37. ^ "Julius Kowalczik". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  38. ^ "Franz Lahner". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  39. ^ "Friedrich Lang". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  40. ^ "János Lasi". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  41. ^ "Béla Macourek". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  42. ^ "Kurt Nachod". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  43. ^ "Augustin Novák". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  44. ^ "Karl Patzelt". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  45. ^ "Alois Rodlauer". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  46. ^ "Rudolf Szepessy-Sokoll". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  47. ^ "Karl Teichmann". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  48. ^ "Karl Urban". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  49. ^ "Franz Wognar". The Aerodrome. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 

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