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Name: Julius Arigi
Medal for Bravery Julius Arigi
Country: Austro-Hungarian Empire
Rank: Offizierstellvertreter
Units: Flik 1J, 6, 41J, 55J
Fluggeschwader I
Victories: 32
Born: 03 October 1895
Place of Birth: Decin, Bohemia
Died: 01 August 1981
Place of Death: Attersee, Austria
 
 
On 5 October 1913, Arigi joined the Austrian army, serving with an artillery regiment before transferring to the air service in March 1914. The Austro-Hungarian Empire's most highly decorated ace was greatly admired by the public and the monarchy. During World War II, he supported the Nazis and served as a flight instructor for the Luftwaffe.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 22 Aug 1916 0745 Flik 6 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (61.64) 1 Farman Skumbi Estuary
2 22 Aug 1916 0745 Flik 6 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (61.64) 1 Farman Skumbi Estuary
3 22 Aug 1916 0745 Flik 6 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (61.64) 1 Farman Skumbi Estuary
4 22 Aug 1916 0745 Flik 6 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (61.64) 1 Farman Skumbi Estuary
5 22 Aug 1916 0745 Flik 6 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (61.64) 1 Farman Skumbi Estuary
6 04 Sep 1916 Morning Flik 6 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (61.64) 2 Farman (Captured) Fjeri
7 18 Sep 1916 Morning Flik 6 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (61.64) 3 Caproni Arta
8 24 Apr 1917 FI Hansa-Brandenburg D.I (28.06) Voisin Farra
9 03 May 1917 FI Hansa-Brandenburg D.I (28.06) Farman Nogaredo
10 04 May 1917 1700 FI Hansa-Brandenburg D.I (28.06) Farman N of Podgora
11 14 May 1917 FI Hansa-Brandenburg D.I (28.08) Farman Gradiscutta
12 15 May 1917 FI Hansa-Brandenburg D.I (28.08) Voisin San Canziano
13 15 Sep 1917 Flik 55J Albatros D.III (153.15) SPAD 1 SE of Gorizia
14 29 Sep 1917 Flik 55J Albatros D.III (153.36) Nieuport Scout Tolmein
15 15 Nov 1917 Flik 55J Albatros D.III (153.36) 4 Caproni Monte Cimano
16 15 Nov 1917 Flik 55J Albatros D.III (153.36) 4 Caproni Monte Cimano
17 15 Nov 1917 Flik 55J Albatros D.III (153.36) 4 Caproni Monte Cimano
18 17 Nov 1917 Flik 55J Albatros D.III (153.36) 4 Savoia-Pomilio SE of Asiago
19 17 Nov 1917 Flik 55J Albatros D.III (153.36) 4 SAML 2 SE of Asiago
20 17 Nov 1917 Flik 55J Albatros D.III (153.36) 4 SAML 2 Cima Ecker
21 18 Nov 1917 Flik 55J Albatros D.III (153.36) 4 Savoia-Pomilio Monte Cengio
22 18 Nov 1917 Flik 55J Albatros D.III (153.36) 4 Unknown N of Arsiero
23 07 Dec 1917 Flik 55J Albatros D.III (153.80) 4 Pomilio PE.2 E of Asiago
24 07 Dec 1917 Flik 55J Albatros D.III (153.80) 4 SAML 2 Monte Sprung
25 16 Dec 1917 1450 Flik 55J Albatros D.III (153.80) 5 SAML 2 Arten, near Feltre
26 17 Apr 1918 Morning Flik 6 Aviatik D.I (238.30) Nieuport Scout Singjerc
27 27 May 1918 1000 Flik 6 Aviatik D.I (258.51) Seaplane W of Durazzo
28 27 May 1918 1000 Flik 6 Aviatik D.I (258.51) Seaplane W of Durazzo
29 24 Jul 1918 Morning Flik 1J Aviatik D.I 6 D.H.4 Adriatic
30 06 Aug 1918 Morning Flik 1J Aviatik D.I (338.02) Seaplane Skumbi Estuary
31 06 Aug 1918 Morning Flik 1J Aviatik D.I (338.02) Seaplane Skumbi Estuary
32 23 Aug 1918 0810 Flik 1J Aviatik D.I (338.01) D.H.4 SW of Punta d'Ostro

1 Observer Johann Lasi
2 Observer Ltn Fabian Lukas-Sluja
3 Observer Kdt Viktor Renvez
4 Shared with Josef von Maier and Josef Kiss
5 Shared with Franz Lahner and Josef Kiss
6 Shared with FrgLtn Stefan von Grosschmid
 
Books
Above the War Fronts
by Norman L. R. Franks, Russell Guest, Gregory Alegi / Hardcover / Grub Street (September 1997)
Air Aces of the Austro-Hungarian Empire 1914-1918
by Dr. Martin O'Connor / Hardcover / Flying Machines Press (January 1986)
Austro-Hungarian Aces of World War 1
by Chris Chant, Mark Rolfe (Illustrator) / Paperback / Osprey Publishing (February 25, 2002)
 
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