Otto Brauneck

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Otto Brauneck
Born 27 February 1896
Sulzbach
Died 26 July 1917
Unit FFA 69, Jasta 25, Jasta 11
Awards Royal House Order of Hohenzollern, Iron Cross First and Second Class

Otto Brauneck was a German World War I flying ace credited with ten aerial victories.[1]

Brauneck joined the air service and was posted to FFA 69 in Macedonia. He scored first in September 1916. His second victory, over an observation balloon on 14 December, earned him the Iron Cross First Class.[2] After an unconfirmed victory on Christmas Day, he shot down two balloons on 5 January 1917.[3] He then transferred to Jasta 25 on 14 January 1917. On 19 January, he received the Knight's Cross of the House Order of Hohenzollern.[1] Between 19 January and 6 April 1917, he claimed seven triumphs, only three of which were confirmed.[3]

On 20 April 1917, he moved to Jasta 11 on the Western Front, to serve under Manfred von Richthofen. He scored twice in early June. On 22 July 1917, he shot down a 10 Naval Squadron Sopwith Triplane, probably Canadian seven-victory ace Flight Lieutenant John Albert Page. On 26 July, Brauneck fell to the guns of 70 Squadron's Captain Noel Webb.[1]

Brauneck's personal Albatros D.III was reportedly painted red overall with a blue nose and spinner.[4]

Decorations and awards[edit]

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Polish Wikipedia.

Sources of information[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Above the Lines: The Aces and Fighter Units of the German Air Service, Naval Air Service and Flanders Marine Corps 1914 - 1918. p. 85. 
  2. ^ Above the Lines: The Aces and Fighter Units of the German Air Service, Naval Air Service and Flanders Marine Corps 1914 - 1918. p. 84. 
  3. ^ a b http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/germany/brauneck.php Retrieved on 20 April 2010.
  4. ^ http://www.mincbergr.net/index.php?page=unknown-serial---jasta-11

References[edit]

Above the Lines: The Aces and Fighter Units of the German Air Service, Naval Air Service and Flanders Marine Corps 1914 - 1918 Norman L. R. Franks, et al. Grub Street, 1993. ISBN 0-948817-73-9, ISBN 978-0-948817-73-1.