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Name: Josef Pürer
Military Merit Cross
Military Merit Medal
Josef Pürer
Country: Austro-Hungarian Empire
Rank: Oberleutnant
Units: Flik 3J, 19
Victories: 6
Born: 20 October 1894
Place of Birth: Schönau, Austria
Killed In Action: 31 August 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death:  
 
 
One of the few Austro-Hungarian aces to receive the Military Merit Cross twice, Purer was killed in action when his Albatros D.III (153.234) was shot down by a Sopwith Camel flown by English ace Jack Cottle.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 18 Nov 1916 Flik 19 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I Voisin San Marco
2 28 Dec 1916 Flik 19 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (29.63) 1 Voisin W of San Marco
3 28 Feb 1917 Flik 19 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (68.32) 2 Farman Enemy lines
4 17 Apr 1917 Flik 19 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (29.64) 1 Nieuport Scout Near Gorizia
5 03 Jun 1917 0930 Flik 19 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I  3 Nieuport Scout Sober
6 19 Jun 1917 Flik 19 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (29.63) 4 Nieuport Scout Sober
u/c 19 Jun 1917 Flik 19 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I Nieuport Scout Sober

1 Pilot Hptm Adolf Heyrowsky
2 Pilot Zugs E Heinz
3 Pilot Zugs K Reithofer
4 Pilot Zugs Stefan Fejes
 
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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