Ritter des Ordens Pour le Mérite der Deutschen Fliegertruppe

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Re: Ritter des Ordens Pour le Mérite der Deutschen Fliegertruppe

Post by tigre » 24 Jan 2020 14:01

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Two of them.

Leutnant Kurt Wintgens (August 1, 1894 - September 25, 1916). He was the first fighter pilot to achieve a victory over an adversary plane with a monoplane (Fokker Eindecker) armed with a synchronized machine gun Parabellum MG14.

Leutnant Max Ritter von Mulzer (July 9, 1893 - September 26, 1916). He was the first Bavarian combat ace, the first Bavarian ace with the Pour le Merite and the first Bavarian knight for his exploits.

Source: https://www.ebay.at/itm/WK-I-Illustrier ... 1cce6687c6
https://www.revolvy.com/page/Kurt-Wintg ... z6BJDouCMn
https://www.revolvy.com/page/Max-Ritter ... z6BwwfA2B9

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Re: Ritter des Ordens Pour le Mérite der Deutschen Fliegertruppe

Post by tigre » 31 Jan 2020 14:01

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Leutnant Otto Parschau (11 November 1890 – 21 July 1916).

He was a German World War I Flying Ace and recipient of the Pour le Mérite, Royal House Order of Hohenzollern, and Iron Cross, First Class. Parschau and Leutnant Kurt Wintgens were the pilots chosen to fly the prototype of the revolutionary Fokker Eindecker fighter plane with a machine gun synchronized to fire safely through its propeller arc via use of a gun synchronizer.

Source: https://www.revolvy.com/page/Otto-Parschau?cr=1
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Re: Ritter des Ordens Pour le Mérite der Deutschen Fliegertruppe

Post by tigre » 21 Feb 2021 22:40

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Heinrich Bongartz (January 31, 1892 - January 23, 1946).

A prewar school teacher, Bongartz was commissioned at Verdun where he served with an infantry regiment. After transferring to the Luftstreitkräft, he was wounded five times before his days as a fighter pilot ended. On April 29, 1918, Bongartz was shot down by an SE.5a piloted by Clive Glynn. Despite a terrible facial injury that resulted in the loss of his left eye, Bongartz safely landed his Fokker DR.I.

On November 24, 1917, he received the Order of the Royal House of Hohenzollern. On December 23, 1917, he was personally awarded the Pour le Mérite by Kaiser Wilhelm II. A total of 33 confirmed kills and one unconfirmed are attributed to him.

However, in World War II, he served primarily in the Luftwaffe, commanding night fighter squadrons in Scandinavia. After surviving the two world wars, he died of a heart attack in 1946.

Source: http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/germany/bongartz.php
Der Frontsoldat erzählt. Die Zeitschrift zur Förderung der Wehrertüchtigung, Tradition und Kameradschaft 4.Jahrgang 1935, Heft Nr.18
https://es.findagrave.com/memorial/1450 ... h-bongartz

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