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Name: Alois Rodlauer
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Alois Rodlauer
Country: Austro-Hungarian Empire
Rank: Leutnant
Units: Flik 9J, 60J
Victories: 5
Born: 15 July 1897
Place of Birth: Urfahr, Austria
Died: 26 April 1975
Place of Death:  
Rodlauer joined the army in 1915 and served with an infantry regiment before transferring to the Army Air Service in July 1917. Posted to Flik 60J on 17 March 1918, he was injured in a crash whilst flying an Aviatik D.I on 27 March 1918. On 9 July 1918, Rodlauer transferred to Flik 9J in northern Italy where he flew numerous escort missions. In October 1918, he was shot down and badly injured. Rodlauer was still in hospital when the Great War ended. During World War II, he served with the German Luftwaffe and was captured by the Americans in Belgrade, Yugoslavia towards the end of the war.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
u/c 1918 Flik 60J Phönix D.I EA  
1 1918 Flik 60J Aviatik D.I EA  
2 1918 Flik 60J   EA  
3 1918 Flik 60J   EA  
4 Oct 1918 Flik 9J   EA  
5 Oct 1918 Flik 9J   EA  
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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