Richard Wenzl

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Richard Wenzl
Nickname(s) Ricardo
Died 13 February 1957
Allegiance Germany
Service/branch Aviation
Rank Leutnant
Unit Jasta 31, Jasta 11, Jasta 6
Commands held Jasta 6
Awards Royal House Order of Hohenzollern, Iron Cross First Class

Leutnant Richard Wenzl was a German World War I flying ace credited with twelve aerial victories.[1]

Wenzl flew first for an artillery cooperation unit, FAA 236. He transferred, first to KEK Ost, then to Jasta 31 in the spring of 1917.[2] For his first victory, he shot down a Spad on 19 April 1917. He had an unconfirmed claim the following month.[1] He would not score again for a year, after he had switched into Jasta 11 on 27 March 1918.[2] After his second victory, on 16 May,[1] he transferred to Jasta 6 the next day.[2] He began a five-month scoring streak on 5 June, running his total to twelve on 5 November 1918.[1] Wenzl also served as the squadron's acting commander from 10 August to 9 September 1918.[2]

Sources of information[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/germany/wenzl.php Retrieved on 17 April 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d Above the Lines: The Aces and Fighter Units of the German Air Service, Naval Air Service and Flanders Marine Corps 1914 - 1918. p. 229. 

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.