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Airship Killers, World War I

K. u. k. Luftfahrtruppen & K.u.k. Seeflugwesen
NAME                                  VICTORIES      UNIT                  Position

Fiala Rittre von Fernbrugg, Benno         1          Flik 19               pilot
Fritsch von Cronenwald, Johann Ritter     1          Seeflugstation Pola   observer
Heyrowsky, Adolf                          1          Flik 19               observer
Klasing, Gustav                           1          Seeflugstation Pola   pilot


Air-to-Air Victories

Date Unit Aircraft Pilot Victim e/a Pilot Place
8.6.1915
5:15~
Seeflugstation Pola Lohner L-48 Klasing, G.
Fritsch, J.
M.2
"Città di Ferrara"
Castracane, C.
De Pisa
Mantero
+ 6 unk.
over the Gulf of Carnaro near Lussino
4.5.1916
12:00
Flik 19 Hansa- Brandenburg C.I, 61.55 Fiala, B.
Heyrowsky, A.
M.4   above Gorizia


Benno Fiala Rittre von Fernbrugg Johann Ritter Fritsch von Cronenwald Adolf Heyrowsky Gustav Klasing
Benno Fiala Rittre von Fernbrugg Johann Ritter Fritsch von Cronenwald Adolf Heyrowsky Gustav Klasing

Lohner L-48
Lohner L-48, K.u.k. Seeflugwesen, Seeflugstation Pola.





Aerial victory over "Città di Ferrara" (M2 derigible) by Lschlt. Gustav Klasing and Skdt. Hans Ritter Fritsche von Crouenwald in flying boat Lohner L48 - 8 June 1915.


Sources & Literature
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