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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]

ReferencesEdit

  • 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.

EndnotesEdit

  1. The Aerodrome website page on Burkard http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/germany/burkard.php
  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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