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Name: Alexander Tahy
Military Merit Cross, 3rd Class
Silver Medal for Bravery
Military Merit Medal, Silver and Bronze
Alexander Tahy
Country: Austro-Hungarian Empire
Rank: Oberleutnant
Units: Flik 12, 19, 51J
Victories: 8
Born: 1896
Place of Birth: Nyregyhaza
Died: 07 March 1918 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death: Mansue
 
 
After serving with an artillery regiment, Tahy transferred to the Army Air Service in early 1916. Posted to Flik 12 on the Isonzo front, he was soon reassigned to Flik 19 after a disagreement with his commanding officer. With this unit he was wounded in action on 3 December 1916 and scored five victories as an observer in less than seven months. Having learned to fly with Flik 19, Tahy transferred to Flik 51J in September 1917 and scored two more victories as a scout pilot. He was killed when his Albatros D.III (153.69) went into an unexplained spin over Mansue and crashed.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 03 Dec 1916 Flik 19 Two-seater Caproni Near Gorizia
2 11 May 1917 Flik 19 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (27.77) Nieuport Sober-Vertojba
3 14 May 1917 0730 Flik 19 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I Nieuport Near Gorizia
4 03 Jun 1917 0930 Flik 19 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I Nieuport Near Sober
5 26 Jun 1917 0930 Flik 19 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I Caudron Sober
6 28 Sep 1917 Flik 51J Albatros D.III Balloon N of Plava
7 29 Sep 1917 Flik 51J Albatros D.III Nieuport S of Plava
8 21 Feb 1918 Flik 51J Albatros D.III (153.127) Sopwith Casa Zonta
 
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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