Martin O'Connor passed away in the '90's. Big loss...
that´s pretty sad, he was the guy who talked to Brumowski´s wife/daughter, to Arigi itself, Banfield etc. Thanks to GOD he put down their memories and wrote his book. May his soul rest in peace.
As for the WWI pilots: you know, I have a kind of time-table. Since all of them passed away long time ago, there is not a hurry with them. At the moment, I'm concentrating to the WWII aviators. That's a desparate race with time. More, than 99,5% of the RHAF's WWII material went missing, so the remained information at veterans, their close relatives and friends are priceless. This is a kind of duty to me to collect, preserve and publish these materials. I'm still doing this.
I know what are you talking about, 2 weeks ago died Imrich Štosel (93), last living slovak pilot of WWII.
Do you know the publications about K.u.K. Fliegertruppen in Austria (books, articles)? There are some experts in Austria, most notable Wolfgang Meindl. They publish mostly technical details, but perhaps they have some more biographical details as well (for example about Wognar - since he was not Hungarian, I do not plan any serious hunt after his relatives)
Have heard about Wolfgang Meindl, he has great archive with many pics, some of them were used in O´Connors book.
I would like to visit Kriegsarchiv in Vienna and try to find the place where is my great uncle buried. Have some nice photos of him, his Albatros DIII, him with his fiancee, his crashed plane or pics from his burial. With my cousin and auntie I´d like to identify the place of his burial. Me and my cousin could make short family re-union trip to northern Italy, have some beers together and give a credit to our forgotten great uncle who passed away exactly 90 years ago.
Howabout Wognar, don´t even know where to start. No people with such a name living in Trnava. He married slovenian girl after WWI and died in 1943 in Odessa/Ukraine, nothing known in between. Other interesting fact is that Wognar was born in 1890, January 6th. My wife was born in 1980, January 6th too. From numerological point of view, they should be of same temperament