Austro-Hungarian Albatros Aces of World War 1 (Aircraft of the Aces)
Paolo Varriale, Harry Dempsey
Austro-Hungarian produced a chain of negative fighter forms corresponding to the Phönix D I and Hansa-Brandenburg D I through the early levels of the struggle, and it used to be now not till licence-built examples of the battle-proven Albatros and D II and D III started to achieve Fliegerkompagnien, or Fliks, in might 1917 that the fortunes of pilots started to lookup. in contrast to the German-built Albatrosen, the Oeffag airplane have been way more strong than German D IIs and D IIIs. additionally they displayed enhanced pace, climb, manoeuvrability and infinitely more secure flight features. The cautious cross-checking of Allied resources with Austrian and German documents shape the foundation for a close reconstruction of the dogfights fought by way of the major aces. it's going to additionally chart the careers of the Austro-Hungarian aces that flew the D II and D III, their successes and their defeats, with additional info approximately their own history and their post-war lives within the countries born from the cave in of the Hapsburg Empire.
Pilot. those integrated 21-year-old StFw Josef Kiss, born to a humble relatives of Hungarian starting place in what's now Bratislava. Kiss left tuition on the outbreak of conflict to enlist, therefore apart from himself from the potential of changing into an officer in accordance with the stern principles of the Austro-Hungarian military. He grew to become a pilot after being wounded in the course of infantry provider at the Russian entrance. bold and gifted in air combats, which he's stated to have considered as a ‘dangerous sport’, with out hating his.
airplane introduced down by way of the ace and his wingmen was once an SP of 39a Squadriglia, whose group, pilot Tenente Teodoro Lacava and observer Tenente Cesare Poccianti, died. This was once not just Brumowski’s first victory whereas flying an Albatros, but in addition the 1st victory credited to the recent sequence 153 warring parties. A double used to be claimed via Brumowski on 20 August in assorted flights, and back he alternated among an Albatros and a KD. in the course of a patrol alongside the direction.
Recovered by way of the regiment’s chaplain and buried within the cemetery of Castelgomberto. That day’s successes obtained an involuntary tribute within the ancient Diary of the Italian aviation command, which famous, ‘The strange air task proven by means of the adversary, and the painful results produced via that, reveal the massive bring up of the adversary’s combatants at the entrance of the I Army’. On 21 November Hptm Raoul Stoisavljevic won his first victory with an Albatros fighter. He used to be the commanding.
Portrait of Oblt Friedrich Navratil. His ten proven victories have been all bought flying the Albatros D III (Koloman Mayrhofer) On four August Sergente Giovanni Arrigoni, knowledgeable pilot with 4 victories to his identify, flew SVA five 11850 to Romagnano Airfield for a photographic challenge. He was once shot down close to Aldeno by way of D III 253.05, flown through Peter, who, in keeping with an affidavit, later attended the burial wearing a white uniform. The SVA spoil used to be given the settling on quantity seventy six by way of the Evidenz und.
Brandenburg C Is, 1 Brandenburg D I Flik 12 Wippach Hptm Arpad Gruber 6 Brandenburg C Is, 1 Brandenburg D I Flik 19 Ajdussina Hptm Karl Heyrowsky eight Brandenburg C Is, 1 Aviatik C I, 1 Albatros D III Flik 23 Divaccia Rittmeister Wilhelm Graf Kolowrat-Kalowski-Liebstein five Brandenburg C Is 1 Aviatik C I, 2 Brandenburg D Is Flik 28 Prosecco Oblt Alexander Hartzer 6 Brandenburg C Is Flik 32 St Veit Hptm Richard Hübner four Brandenburg C Is, 1 Brandenburg D I Flik 34 Podagra Hptm Vinzenz Martinek five.