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August Burkard
Born Unknown
Died Unknown
Allegiance Germany
Service/branch Aviation
Rank Leutnant
Unit Jasta 29
Awards Iron Cross

Leutnant August Burkard was a World War I flying ace credited with six aerial victories.[1]

On 1 June 1918, Burkard was posted to Jagdstaffel 29,[2][3] a Fokker D.VII fighter squadron commanded by Harald Auffarth.[4] On the 27th, Burkard staked his first victory claim, which was unconfirmed. He also received the Iron Cross First Class that day. Subsequently, he would score six confirmed victories between 8 August and 16 October 1918.[2]


  • Franks, Norman; Bailey, Frank W.; Guest, Russell. Above the Lines: The Aces and Fighter Units of the German Air Service, Naval Air Service and Flanders Marine Corps, 1914–1918. Grub Street, 1993. ISBN 0-948817-73-9, ISBN 978-0-948817-73-1.
  • Franks, Norman. Fokker D VII Aces of World War 1, Part 2. Osprey Publishing, 2004. ISBN 1841767298, 9781841767291.


  1. The Aerodrome website page on Burkard
  2. 2.0 2.1 Franks et al 1993, p. 91.
  3. Note: The prior award of the Second Class Iron Cross was a prerequisite for later award of the First Class.
  4. Franks 2004, p. 27.

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