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

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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.

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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
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Re: Ritter des Ordens Pour le Mérite der Deutschen Fliegertruppe

Post by tigre » 17 Aug 2022 03:26

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Hermann Köhl (April 15, 1888 in Neu-Ulm – October 7, 1938 in Munich)

He was a German aviation pioneer and fighter pilot in World War I. He was the second of eight children of the later Bavarian Generalleutnant Wilhelm Köhl and his wife Walburga, née Mahler. The family lived at Ludwigstraße 6, and Hermann attended primary school and then secondary school in Ulm. At the time, his father was a Hauptmann and a battery commander in the 2. Fußartillerie-Regiment (2nd Foot Artillery Regiment) and he was transferred to Munich in 1897, where the family moved. There Hermann was with the corps of cadets for some time, but was fired for misconduct. He therefore completed his education at the high schools of Nuremberg and Augsburg. In 1906, Köhl joined the 13th Pioneer Battalion of the Württemberg Army as a cadet, became a lieutenant on August 22, 1908, and attended the Military Technical Academy in Berlin from 1913. He was originally supposed to receive a two-year apprenticeship here, but this was interrupted by the outbreak of the First World War.

At the start of the war, Köhl was deployed as a platoon leader with his battalion on the Western Front and suffered a serious leg injury in the Vosges, which meant that, for the time being, it was no longer possible to serve in this Unit. He volunteered for the Fliegertruppe, where he was initially an observer and there he first earned his reputation as a talented navigator. He was promoted to Oberleutnant on March 22, 1915 and appointed squadron leader in Kampfgeschwader 4 (Kagohl 4), with which he carried out night flying operations in Flanders in particular. In Böblingen he trained as a pilot. In late 1916 he was shot down in a dogfight and spent some time in hospital. In March 1918 he was promoted to Hauptmann and appointed commander of a Bombergeschwader, and shortly thereafter received Prussia's highest award for bravery, the Order Pour le Mérite, for his part in the destruction of the Blargies ammunition dump. During an attack flight in May 1918, his plane had to make an emergency landing and the French took him prisoner. After several attempts, he finally managed to escape from prison in September 1919.

Köhl resigned from military service in April 1925 and moved to Berlin with his wife Elfriede (Peterle) to work as night route manager for Junkers Luftverkehr AG on Tempelhofer Feld. When Luft Hansa was founded in 1926, he was the first manager of night flights. From 1927 he participated in the Atlantic flight tests and in 1928 he piloted the Junkers W 33 "Bremen" on the first east-west crossing of the Atlantic by a powered aircraft.

Source: https://www.bsaktuell.de/gemeinde-landr ... ehl/38034/
Luftwaffen Revue. Nro 1 März 2018.

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Re: Ritter des Ordens Pour le Mérite der Deutschen Fliegertruppe

Post by tigre » 25 Sep 2022 21:28

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Josef Carl Peter Jacobs (1894 - 1978).

When the war broke out, Josef Carl Jacobs volunteered for the Fliegertruppe and began training as a pilot with the Flieger-Ersatzabteilung 3 in Darmstadt. He found his first frontline assignment at Armee-Flugpark 1/Tergnier (south of St. Quentin).

In March 1916 Josef Carl Jacobs achieved his first aerial victory flying a Fokker. This was followed by a period with a single-seater commando, then he flew with Jagdstaffel 12 between October and November 1916. This was followed by a longer assignment with Jagdstaffel 22 (November 1916 to August 1917). Finally, in August 1917, he was given the command of Jagdstaffel 7, which he held until the end of the war.

In December he survives a plane crash in mid-air (2400 m). After his 22nd victory in the air, he received the Order Pour le Mérite on July 18, 1918. By the end of the war he achieved a total of 48 recognized aerial victories.

Source: http://www.frontflieger.de/3jacjo0t.html
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