List of World War I Czech flying aces

Summary

Austro-Hungary's Luftfahrtruppen contained many aviators of Czech origin, i.e. ethnic Czechs and men born in the territory of the modern-day Czech Republic. The flying aces among them are listed below. At least one flier in the German Luftstreitkräfte was also of Czech origin.

Name Victories Notes
Julius Arigi 32 victories Austro-Hungarian Empire's second scoring ace served in World War II in the German Luftwaffe.[1][2]
Paul Billik 31 victories Served in the German Luftstreitkräfte.[3][4]
Eugen Bönsch 16 victories Served in the Luftwaffe during World War II.[5][6]
Ernst Strohschneider 15 victories[7][8]
Otto Jindra 9 victories Postwar commander of the Czech Air Force.[9][10]
Heinrich Kostrba 8 victories First commanding officer of the Czechoslovakian Flying Corps.[11][12]
Josef Friedrich 7 victories[13][14]
Otto Jäger 7 victories[15][16]
Andreas Dombrowski 6 victories[17][18]
Kurt Nachod 5 victories[19][20]
Karl Nikitsch 6 victories[21][22]
Karl Patzelt 5 victories[23][24]
Karl Teichmann 5 victories[25][26]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Julius Arigi". The Aerodrome. 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  2. ^ Franks et al (1997), p. 172.
  3. ^ "Paul Billik". The Aerodrome. 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  4. ^ Franks et al (1993), p. 74.
  5. ^ "Eugen Bönsch". The Aerodrome. 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  6. ^ Franks et al (1997), pp. 174–175.
  7. ^ "Ernst Strohschneider". The Aerodrome. 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  8. ^ O'Connor, pp. 60, 289–290.
  9. ^ "Otto Jindra". The Aerodrome. 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  10. ^ Franks et al (1997), pp. 184–185.
  11. ^ "Heinrich Kostrba". The Aerodrome. 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  12. ^ Franks et al (1997), pp. 188–189.
  13. ^ "Josef Friedrich". The Aerodrome. 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  14. ^ O'Connor, p. 306.
  15. ^ "Otto Jäger". The Aerodrome. 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  16. ^ Franks et al (1997), p. 184.
  17. ^ "Andreas Dombrowski". The Aerodrome. 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  18. ^ Franks et al (1997), p. 177.
  19. ^ "Kurt Nachod". The Aerodrome. 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  20. ^ Franks et al (1997), p. 193.
  21. ^ "Karl Nikitsch". The Aerodrome. 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  22. ^ Franks et al (1997), pp. 194–195.
  23. ^ "Karl Patzelt". The Aerodrome. 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  24. ^ Franks et al (1997), pp. 195–196.
  25. ^ "Karl Teichmann". The Aerodrome. 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  26. ^ Franks et al (1997), p. 202.

Further readingEdit

  • Franks, Norman; Guest, Russell; Alegi, Gregory (1997). Above the War Fronts: the British Two-seater Bomber Pilot and Observer Aces, the British Two-seater Fighter Observer Aces, and the Belgian, Italian, Austro-Hungarian and Russian Fighter Aces, 1914-1918: Volume 4 of Fighting Airmen of WWI Series: Volume 4 of Air Aces of WWI. Grub Street. ISBN 1-898697-56-6, ISBN 978-1-898697-56-5.
  • Franks, Norman; Bailey, Frank; Guest, Russell (1993). Above the Lines: The Aces and Fighter Units of the German Air Service, Naval Air Service and Flanders Marine Corps 1914-1918. London: Grub Street. ISBN 0-948817-73-9.