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Name: Otto Jindra
Order of the Iron Crown, 3rd Class
Military Merit Cross, 3rd Class
2 Silver Military Merit Medals
Otto Jindra
Country: Austro-Hungarian Empire
Rank: Hauptmann
Units: Flek 11
Flik 1
Victories: 9
Born: 18 March 1896
Place of Birth: Chlumetz, Bohemia
Died: 1942
Place of Death: Czechoslovakia
 
 
Jindra was the Austro-Hungarian Empire's second highest scoring two-seater ace in World War I. Posted to Flik 1 as an observer on 10 September 1914, he scored 9 victories and was shot down three times. In January 1918, he briefly commanded Fliegerersatz-kompanie 11 before he assumed command of Fliegergruppe G, the Austro-Hungarian bombing group on the Italian front. While serving in this capacity, he was badly injured in a night flying accident. Post-war, Jindra became the Commander in Chief of the Czech Air Force.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 13 Jun 1915 0610 Flik 1 Albatros B.I (22.29) Morane-Saulnier P Dubowice
2 13 Jun 1915 0620 Flik 1 Albatros B.I (22.29) Morane-Saulnier P Dubowice
3 27 Aug 1915 Flik 1 Albatros B.I (22.06) Morane-Saulnier P Tluste
4 29 Mar 1916 Flik 1 Albatros B.I (22.23) Morane-Saulnier P Sokal, E of Chotin
5 09 Apr 1916 Flik 1 Albatros B.I (22.23) EA SE of Kamieniec
6 12 Apr 1916 Flik 1 Albatros B.I (22.23) Morane-Saulnier P Iszkowsky
7 12 Apr 1916 Flik 1 Albatros B.I (22.23) Morane-Saulnier P Iszkowsky
8 26 Sep 1916 Flik 1 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (64.23) Nieuport Solka
9 18 Dec 1916 Flik 1 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (63.06) Balloon Mesticanestie
 
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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