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Name: Ferdinand Udvardy
2 Gold Medals for Bravery Ferdinand Udvardy
Country: Austro-Hungarian Empire
Rank: Stabsfeldwebel
Units: Flek 6
Flik 10, 42J
Victories: 9
Born: 1895
Place of Birth: Pozsony
Place of Death:  
Called up in 1915, Udvardy served in the infantry before he transferred to the Army Air Service. Posted to Flik 10 on the Russian front on 1 October 1916, he received fighter pilot training in January 1917 and was reassigned to Flik 42J in May 1917. With this unit he scored nine victories flying the Hansa-Brandenburg D.I and Albatros D.III. Udvardy marked both sides of his Albatros D.III with the number "7." During 1918, he formed a strong friendship with fellow pilots Friedrich Hefty and Johann Risztics. Amongst the airmen of Flik 42J, the trio became known as the Arany Triumviratus (Golden Triumvirate). Post-war, Udvardy served in the 8th Squadron of the Red Air Force.

Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 10 Jul 1917 1745 Flik 42J KD D.I (28.42) SPAD Monte Sabotino
2 10 Jul 1917 1750 Flik 42J KD D.I (28.42) Nieuport Monte Sabotino
3 23 Sep 1917 Flik 42J KD D.I SPAD Nova Vas
4 23 Sep 1917 Flik 42J KD D.I Savoia-Pomilio Near Kostanjevica
5 26 Sep 1917 Flik 42J KD D.I SPAD Near Ronchi
6 26 Oct 1917 Flik 42J KD D.I Seaplane Grado
7 20 May 1918 Flik 42J Albatros D.III Hanriot HD.1 Montello
8 20 Jun 1918 Flik 42J Albatros D.III (153.165) Hanriot HD.1 Nervesa
9 12 Jun 1919 Flik 42J Albatros D.III UC.I  
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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