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Name: Franz Wognar
1 Gold and 3 Silver Bravery Medals Franz Wognar
Country: Austro-Hungarian Empire
Rank: Offizierstellvertreter
Units: Flik 2
Victories: 5
Born: 06 January 1890
Place of Birth: Nagyszombat, Hungary
Died: 1943
Place of Death: Odessa
 
 
A machine fitter and mechanic, Franz Wognar enlisted in the Austro-Hungarian army in 1913. In 1914 he transferred to the air service and was assigned to Flik 2 on the Isonzo front in July 1915. A two-seater pilot, Wognar scored 5 victories flying the Hansa-Brandenburg C.I in 1917 and was wounded in action whilst scoring his 3rd victory on 20 May 1917. At the end of 1917 he was transferred to the Fliegerersatztruppe and served as a test pilot.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 26 Jan 1917 a.m. Flik 2 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (29.75) Nieuport St. Florian
2 01 May 1917 0825 Flik 2 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (27.64) Nieuport Monte Sabotino
3 20 May 1917 0920 Flik 2 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (229.20) 1 SPAD Monte Sabotino
4 04 Sep 1917 Flik 2 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (329.07) EA  
5 16 Sep 1917 p.m. Flik 2 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (39.69) Balloon Liga

1 Observer Franz Gräser
 
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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