Heinrich Kostrba
Heinrich Kostrba
Heinrich Kostrba
  • Country: Austro-Hungarian Empire
  • Rank: Hauptmann
  • Units: Flik 4, 23
  • Victories: 8
  • Date Of Birth: October 22 1883
  • Place of Birth: Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Date Of Death: September 24, 1926
  • Place of Death: Prague, Czechoslovakia

Kostrba transfered from the Austrian army to aviation. He became a pilot in October of 1914 and was sent to serve on the Italian front. He was the first Austro-Hungarian ace to down three enemy aircraft in single day. When the war ended, Kostrba founded the Czechoslovakian Flying Corps and was its first commanding officer.