List of World War I flying aces from Austria-Hungary

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Austria-Hungary's dual kingdoms contained a melange of nationalities. Although the aces of the Luftfahrtruppen owed their military allegiance to the Empire, they came from various of the ethnic groups within the Empire. Despite the Austro-Hungarian policy of Magyarization, many citizens of the Austro-Hungarian Empire clung to their ethnic identities. The breakup of the Empire post World War I later 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 Brumowski 35 Wadowice Galicia (present day Poland) Leading Polish ace and leading Austro-Hungarian ace of the war.[1]
Julius Arigi 32 Děčín Kingdom of Bohemia (present day Czech Republic) Leading Czech ace of the war.[2]
Benno Fiala von Fernbrugg 28 Vienna Austria Leading Austrian ace of the war.[3]
Frank Linke-Crawford 27 Kraków Galicia (present day Poland)[4]
József Kiss 19 Pozsony Hungary (present day Slovakia) Leading Hungarian ace of the war.[5]
Ferenc Gräser 18 Nyírmada Hungary
Eugen Bönsch 16 Velká Úpa (cs) Kingdom of Bohemia (now Czech Republic)[6]
István Fejes 16 Győr Hungary[7]
Ernst Strohschneider 15 Ústí nad Labem Kingdom of Bohemia (now Czech Republic)[8]
Adolf Heyrowsky 12 Murau Austria[9]
Kurt Gruber 11 Linz Austria[10]
Franz Rudorfer 11 Vienna Austria[11]
Miroslav Navratil 10 Sarajevo Present day Bosnia and Herzegovina Sole ace from Bosnia and Herzegovina.[12] Ethnic Croat
Raoul Stojsavljevic 10 Innsbruck Austria[13] Ethnic Croat
Gottfried Freiherr von Banfield 9 Castelnuovo (now Herceg Novi) Present day Montenegro The only Montenegran ace.[14]
Otto Jindra 9 Chlumec nad Cidlinou Czech Republic[15]
Georg Kenzian 9 Linz Austria[16]
Ferdinánd Udvardy 9 Pozsony Present day Slovakia[17]
Károly Kaszala 8 Nyitra Hungary (now Slovakia)[18]
Heinrich Kostrba 8 Prague Czech Republic[19]
Sándor Tahy 8 Nyíregyháza Hungary[20]
Josef Friedrich 7 Zwickau Present day Czech Republic[21]
Ludwig Hautzmayer 7 Fürstenfeld Austria[22]
Otto Jäger 7 Asch Kingdom of Bohemia (now Czech Republic)[23]
József (Modory) Maier 7 Pozsony (now Bratislava) Hungary (now Slovakia)[24]
János Risztics 7 Budapest Hungary[25]
Andreas Dombrowski 6 Mahrisch-Ostrau Kingdom of Prussia (now in the Czech Republic)[26]
János Frint 6 Budapest Hungary[27]
Sándor Kasza 6 Bácskosuthfalva Hungary[28]
Karl Nikitsch 6 Gross-Czakowitz (now Čakovice discrict of Prague) Kingdom of Bohemia (now the Czech Republic)[29]
Franz Peter 6 Vienna Austria[30]
Josef Pürer 6 Brno[31] or Schönau[32] Austria[32]
Roman Schmidt 6 Varaždin Present day Croatia[33] Only ace from modern-day Croatia
Rudolf Weber 6 Sighișoara Transylvania (present day Romania) Only Romanian ace of the war.[34]
Gyula Busa 5 Budapest Hungary[35]
Frigyes Hefty 5 Pozsony (now Bratislava) Hungary, (now Slovakia)[31][36]
Julius Kowalczik 5 Ostrava Poland[37]
Franz Lahner 5 Bad Goisern Austria[38]
Friedrich Lang 5 Austria[39]
János Lasi 5 Katy (now Kać) Hungary (present day Serbia), Only Serbian ace in the Luftfahrtruppen and the first Croat ace.[40]
Béla Macourek 5 Pozsony (now Bratislava) Hungary, (now Slovakia)[31][41]
Kurt Nachod 5 Brno Moravia (present day Czech Republic)[42]
Augustin Novák 5 Botenwald[43]
Karl Patzelt 5 Craiova, Bohemia Kingdom of Bohemia (now Czech Republic)[44]
Alois Rodlauer 5 Urfahr-Umgebung Austria[45]
Rudolf Szepessy-Sokoll 5 Hungary[46]
Karl Teichmann 5 Hrabišín Now in Czech Republic[47]
Karl Urban 5 Graz Austria[48]
Franz Wognar 5 Nagyszombat (today: Trnava, Slovakia) Hungary, now Slovakia[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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