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Benno Fiala, Ritter von Fernbrugg

Benno von Fernbrugg

Country: Austria
Born: 16 June 1890
Place of Birth: Vienna, Austria
Deceased: 29 October 1964
Rank: Oberleutnant
Units: Flik 1, 12, 19, 51, 56
Victories: 28

Born in Vienna on 16 June 1890, he applied for flying duty but was refused and gazetted as an engineer officer. He was later granted training as an observer and was send to the Russian and Italian fronts. On 4 May, Fiala shot down an Italian airship, bringing his total score to 5. Fiala was then given pilot training and continued to score victories and also earn various honours. Fiala ended the war with 29 victories and died on 29 October 1964.

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