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Name: Johann Frint
Order of the Iron Crown
Military Merit Medal
Johann Frint
Country: Austro-Hungarian Empire
Rank: Hauptmann
Units: Flik 23
Victories: 6
Born: 06 May 1888
Place of Birth: Budapest
Died: 25 February 1918 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death: Near Bolzano
Cemetery: Ora (Auer), Italy Image
 
 
Frint was an Oberleutnant in Infantry Regiment No. 65 when the war began. While stationed on the Russian front, he was very badly wounded on 14 November 1914. Despite injuries that prevented him from returning to service with the infantry, he succeeded in transferring to the air service and was posted to Flik 23 after completing his training as an observer. Having scored six victories with this unit, Frint was killed during a test flight when the Albatros D.III (53.46) in which he was flying crashed in an orchard.

"A quiet, resolute, and clear-sighted man, inspired by the best sense of duty. An outstandingly capable officer, possessing unsurpassed bravery." Heinrich Kostrba
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 29 Apr 1916 0750 Flik 23 Lloyd C.III (43.60) 1 Farman W of Monte Tomba
2 07 Jun 1916 0930 Flik 23 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (26.09) 2 Farman Corno d'Aquilo
3 29 Jun 1916 0715-0820 Flik 23 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (26.09) 2 Farman Val d'Leogra
4 29 Jun 1916 0715-0820 Flik 23 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (26.09) 2 Farman Val d'Leogra
5 29 Jun 1916 0715-0820 Flik 23 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (26.09) 2 Farman Val d'Leogra
6 08 Aug 1916 0830 Flik 23 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (26.15) 3 Nieuport Scout Val Grezzana

1 Pilot Ernst Kerschischnig
2 Pilot Heinrich Kostrba
3 Pilot Ernst Franz
 
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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