Central Powers observer aces

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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 Victories Sources Ww1 Air Service Units Death Note Other Sources
Vzfw Gottfried EHMANN Germany 12 N.Franks et al. German AS Schlasta 15 (observer) Best German gunner score.
Ltn Wilhelm FRICKERT Germany 7 N.Franks (5 balloons) German AS FA24/242 (gunner), 20, Jasta 64, 65 + 2 unconf.
Ltn Georg Ritter VON HENGL Germany 7 N.Franks et al. German AS FA295 (observer) + 2 unconf.
Hptm Johann FRINT Austria-Hungary 6 N.Franks et al. kukLFT Flik23 (observer) 25/02/1918 Lloyd, C.I gunner, 1916. KIFA.
Oblt Josef PÜRER Austria-Hungary 6 Franks et al. kukLFT Flik19, Flik29, Flik57F (gunner), Flik3J 31/08/1918 Brand.C.I gunner, Italy, East, 1916-17.
Oblt Otto JÄGER Austria-Hungary 5 Franks et al. kukLFT Flik10 (gunner), Flik17, Flik27, Flik42J 19/08/1917 Alb.B.I, C.I, Alb.D.III, Russia. KIA.
StFw Johann LASI Austria-Hungary 5 Franks et al. kukLFT Flik6 (gunner) Brand.C.I gunner, Albania, 1916.
Oblt Kurt NACHOD Austria-Hungary 5 Franks et al. kukLFT Flik10, Flik20 (gunner) 11/05/1918 Alb.B.I, C.I gunner, 1916-17. DOW.
Ltn Hans ROSENCRANTZ Germany 5 N.Franks et al. German AS KG 1 (gunner) 06/09/1916 KIA.
Oblt Alexander TAHY Austria-Hungary 5 Franks et al. kukLFT Flik12, Flik19 (gunner), Flik51J 07/03/1918 C.I gunner, Albatros, 1916-18. KIFA.
Vzfw Oswald TRANKER Germany 5 N.Franks et al. German AS Schusta 16 (observer)
Table: Central Powers observer aces

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