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Old 14 September 2006, 04:30 PM   #1
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Austro-Hungarian Albatrosses

All the illustrations I've seen of A-H Albatrosses show them in service on the Italian front. Were any of these superior (for the A-H air service) fighters ever used on the Eastern or Balkan Fronts?

BTW, does anyone know of any websites dealing with A-H's WW1 aviation?
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Old 15 September 2006, 05:12 AM   #2
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k.u.k. Albatros Fighters in Romania

Hello John MacG, Three Albatros D.IIIs of Series 53 served with an Austro-Hungarian provisional fighter unit known as Flieger Detachment Hptm. Karl Nikitsch based at Kezdi-Vasarhely on the Romanian Front from early July to mid-September 1917. The unit also had two Hansa-Brandenburg D.Is (known as KDs). Six of eight enemy aircraft fell to Albatros during its brief existence.

Please visit my website which addresses the Russian and Romanian Fronts in WWI. The Forum section has recently been expanded to include a variety of new aviation threads. You will soon find coverage of the Austro-Hungarians there. Cheers, agblume
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Old 15 September 2006, 06:53 AM   #3
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You might try this site, although I do not know if it contains definitive information on your particular interest.
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Have you ever read Windsock Data File 19 concerning Albatros DIII (OEF).
Also available Great War Aircradt in Profile #2 on the Brandenburg D1 a Czech publicaton from JaPO on the DII and DIII (OEF) and the Aviatik D I in Windsock Datafile #45.
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