Pre-war Europe skirmishes

  Air combats over Europe between the 2 wars

Several air to air combats were reported during small wars and border skirmishes between the different nations of Central Europe, the years before the WWII:
Hungary-Slovakia border skirmishes, 1939.
Air space violations.

  The lists

All the lists present the following data:
Name and (when known) first name are presented with arbitrary choice for the spelling (russian, german, arab names...).
RANK of the pilot: see the rank page for the meaning of the abbreviations and the equivalence.
According to the pages, COUNTRY, NATION for the nationality or ethnic origin, AIR_SERVICE for the air arm, are provided.
The number of victories represents usually the total of kills (individual plus shared). The shared kills are indicated when known under the form [indiv+shared]. The official score is indicated when different from the total (American and British scores of ww2 for example).
Authors of the SOURCES column are given; report to the bibliography page to find the books, articles, web pages in alphabetical order. The OTHER_SOURCES column presents the divergent scores with sometimes the author of the source.
The DETAIL column shows occasionally the type of kill, balloons, V-1s, ground kills, unconfirmed kills...
The NOTE column exposes different commentaries and for lack of space, abbreviations are used: report to the abbreviation page for their meaning.

Updated: 08/11/2007

Rank First Name Name Country Air Service Victories Ww2 Sources Detail Units Death Note Other Sources
Sgt Arpad KERTESZ Hungary MKHL 2 J.Rajlich et al. 1/1 V.Szd CR.32, Slovak border skirmishes, 1939. 1
Capt Aladar 'Ali' NEGRO SZOBRANCZY Hungary MKHL 2 1 Rajlich et al. 1/1 V.Szd, 2/3V.Szd CR.32, Slovak border skirmishes, 1939.
Sgt Sandor SZOJAK (SZOBRÁNCI) Hungary MKHL 2 Rajlich et al. 1/1 V.Szd CR.32, Slovak border skirmishes, 1939.
Lt Antal 'Beka Toni' BEKASSY Hungary MKHL 1 J.Rajlich et al. 1/1 V.Szd; 5/2V.Szd 06/07/1943 CR.32, border skirmishes, 1939. KIFA.
Lt Bela CSEKME Hungary MKHL 1 J.Rajlich et al. 1/1 V.Szd Slovak border skirmishes, 1939. Unconfirmed
Lt Bela 'Böbe' CZEKME Hungary MKHL 1 Web A. Magnus (confirmed?) 1/1V.Szd CR.32, border skirmishes, 1939. 0
Lt Laszlo DANIEL Hungary MKHL 1 10 G. Punka (+ 1 unconf) 45 Letka; 101/3 V.Szd 1939 border skirmishes. 11,75(Neulen); 12(Tobak)
Corp Martin DANIHEL Slovakia SVZ 1 J.Rajlich et al. (+ 1 unconf ww2) 45.Letka B-534, Slovak-Hungary Border, 1939.
Frantisek HANOVEC Slovakia SVZ & Luftwaffe 1 7 J.Rajlich et al. 45.letka, 12.letka, 13.(Slow.)/JG52 Border war, 1939; Poland, Russia. 6; 7
Rostislav LAKOMY Czechoslovakia CzAF 1 J-J. Safarik CLH Dolni Benesov B-534, 1 FW-44, 1938.
Lt Laszlo PALKO Hungary MKHL 1 J.Rajlich et al. 1/1 V.Szd CR.32, Slovak border skirmishes, 1939.
Lt Matyas 'Matyi' PIRITY Hungary MKHL & Ilmaluvoimien 1 J.Rajlich et al. 1/1 V.Szd; LLv26, 102/1F.Szd CR.32, 1939 border war; G.50, Finland.
Laszlo PONGRACZ Hungary MKHL 1
Frantisec RYPL Czechoslovakia CzAF 1 J-J. Safarik CLH Hradec Kralove
WCdr Witold Aleksander URBANOWICZ Poland RAF & USAAF 1 17 F. Olynyk 111.Esk;601,145,303Sq,Northolt Wg RAF;75FS/23FG US Hurricane ace, BoB; P-40, China 43. 21; 18 ww2
Table: Pre-war Europe skirmishes

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