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Otto Brauneck

German flying ace
The basics
Occupation Military personnel
Country Germany
Date of birth Sulzbach/Saar
Date of death Jul 26, 1917
The details

Otto Brauneck was a German World War I flying ace credited with ten aerial victories.
Brauneck joined the air service and was posted to FFA 69 in Macedonia. He scored first in September 1916. His second victory, over an observation balloon on 14 December, earned him the Iron Cross First Class. After an unconfirmed victory on Christmas Day, he shot down two balloons on 5 January 1917. He then transferred to Jasta 25 on 14 January 1917. On 19 January, he received the Knight's Cross of the House Order of Hohenzollern. Between 19 January and 6 April 1917, he claimed seven triumphs, only three of which were confirmed.
On 20 April 1917, he moved to Jasta 11 on the Western Front, to serve under Manfred von Richthofen. He scored twice in early June. On 22 July 1917, he shot down a 10 Naval Squadron Sopwith Triplane, probably Canadian seven-victory ace Flight Lieutenant John Albert Page. On 26 July, Brauneck fell to the guns of 70 Squadron's Captain Noel Webb.
Brauneck's personal Albatros D.III was reportedly painted red overall with a blue nose and spinner.

Decorations and awards

  • Knight's Cross of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern (19 January 1917)
  • Iron Cross of 1914, 1st and 2nd class

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