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Name: Rudolf Weber
Order of the Iron Crown
Military Merit Cross
Rudolf Weber Military Merit Medal
Iron Cross
Country: Austro-Hungarian Empire
Rank: Oberleutnant
Units: Flik 2, 25, 102G
Victories: 6
Born: 1890
Place of Birth: Segesvar, Transylvania
Died: 1918
Place of Death:  
 
 
Rudolf Weber joined the army in 1911 and served with Austro-Hungarian Infantry Regiment No. 31 on the Russian front in 1914. He transferred to the air service and received flight training as an observer in January 1916. With Flik 25 on the Russian front, Weber scored his first victory on 12 June 1916 but was badly wounded in the face by shrapnel. After recovering he became a pilot and was posted to Flik 2 in the spring of 1917. With this unit he scored 5 more victories before he assumed command of Flik 102G in early 1918. With the war over, Weber was returning home in a captured automobile when he was shot and killed by volunteer milita at a roadside checkpoint in Styria, Austria.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 12 Jun 1916 1930 Flik 25 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (26.21) Voisin Zbaraz
2 11 Aug 1917 1100 Flik 2 C Nieuport  
3 11 Aug 1917 Flik 2 C Nieuport  
4 12 Aug 1917 1000 Flik 2 C Two-seater Near Kambresko
5 14 Sep 1917 Flik 2 C EA  
6 26 Oct 1917 Flik 2 Scout SPAD Podlesce
 
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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