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Name: Benno Fiala Ritter von Fernbrugg
Order of the Iron Crown
Order of Léopold
Military Merit Cross
Military Merit Medal
Medal for Bravery
Iron Cross
Benno Fiala von Fernbrugg
Country: Austro-Hungarian Empire
Rank: Oberleutnant
Units: Flik 1, 12, 19, 51, 56
Victories: 28
Born: 16 June 1890
Place of Birth: Vienna, Austria
Died: 29 October 1964
Place of Death: Vienna, Austria
 
 
Fiala volunteered for service in 1910. After serving with an artillery regiment, he joined Fliegerkompanie 1 on 28 July 1914. On 30 March 1918, Fiala scored his 14th confirmed victory near Gorgo del Molino, forcing down a Sopwith Camel flown by English ace Alan Jerrard.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 29 Apr 1916 a.m. Flik 19 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (26.08) EA San Daniele
2 04 May 1916 1200 Flik 19 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (61.55) Airship M4 Merna
3 09 Aug 1917 0830 Flik 12D Hansa-Brandenburg D.I (28.38) Nieuport Scout Auzza-Plava
4 10 Aug 1917 1930 Flik 12D Hansa-Brandenburg D.I (28.38) Caproni Auzza-Plava
5 11 Aug 1917 1930 Flik 12D Hansa-Brandenburg D.I (28.38) SAML 2 Plava
u/c 12 Aug 1917 Flik 12D Hansa-Brandenburg D.I (28.38) Caudron Selo
6 14 Aug 1917 0630 Flik 12D Hansa-Brandenburg D.I (28.66) Nieuport Scout S of Gorizia
7 19 Aug 1917 a.m. Flik 12D Hansa-Brandenburg D.I (28.38) Caproni N of Fajtl Hrib
u/c 31 Aug 1917 Flik 12D Hansa-Brandenburg D.I (28.38) Nieuport Scout  
8 25 Oct 1917 p.m. Flik 12D Hansa-Brandenburg D.I (28.38) SPAD 1 S of Monte San Gabriele
9 30 Dec 1917 Flik 56J Albatros D.III (153.77) Caproni Near Vecchia
10 21 Jan 1918 Flik 51J Albatros D.III (153.128) Sopwith Camel San Andre di Treviso
11 11 Mar 1918 Flik 51J Albatros D.III (153.128) Sopwith Camel Spresiano
12 13 Mar 1918 Flik 51J Albatros D.III (153.128) SIA 7b N of Spresiano
13 16 Mar 1918 1140 Flik 51J Albatros D.III (153.128) Sopwith Camel Zenson
14 30 Mar 1918 1150 Flik 51J Albatros D.III (153.155) Sopwith Camel Gorgo del Molino
15 01 May 1918 0910 Flik 51J Albatros D.III (153.128) Sopwith Camel San Biaggio
16 01 May 1918 0915 Flik 51J Albatros D.III (153.128) SIA 7b N of Povegliano
17 01 May 1918 1430 Flik 51J Albatros D.III (153.128) Balloon Visnadello
18 01 May 1918 1435 Flik 51J Albatros D.III (153.128) Balloon San Biaggio
19 03 May 1918 Flik 51J Albatros D.III (153.141) SPAD 1 SE of Spresiano
u/c 03 May 1918 Flik 51J Albatros D.III (153.141) Sopwith Camel N of Povegliano
20 06 Jun 1918 Flik 51J Albatros D.III (153.128) SPAD 1 Salettuol
21 06 Jun 1918 p.m. Flik 51J Albatros D.III (153.128) Sopwith Camel Noventa di Piave
22 15 Jun 1918 Flik 51J Albatros D.III (153.270) Balloon Breda di Piave
23 19 Jun 1918 1830 Flik 51J Albatros D.III (153.270) Two-seater S of San Biaggio
24 20 Jun 1918 Flik 51J Albatros D.III (153.270) Scout Montello
25 20 Jun 1918 Flik 51J Albatros D.III (153.270) Two-seater Montello
26 20 Jun 1918 Flik 51J Albatros D.III (153.270) Two-seater Near Susegana
27 30 Jul 1918 Flik 51J Albatros D.III (153.270) Scout Passarella
28 20 Aug 1918 Flik 51J Albatros D.III (153.270) Ansaldo 2 Cessalto
 
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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