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Name: Hartmuth Baldamus
Knight's Cross with Swords of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class
Hartmut Baldamus [Thanks to Carsten Kopke]
Country: Germany
Rank: Leutnant
Units: FFA 20
Jasta 5, 9
Victories: 18
Born: 10 August 1891
Place of Birth: Dresden
Died: 14 April 1917 Killed In Action
Place of Death: St. Marie-a-Py
 
 
When the war began, Baldamus joined the German Air Service. After scoring five victories with FFA 20, he was reassigned to Jasta 5 but failed to score as a single-seat fighting pilot until he was posted to Jasta 9 in November 1916.   He scored four victories by the end of the year and nine more victories in 1917. Following a mid-air collision with a Nieuport 17, Baldamus was credited with his 18th victory but was killed in the resulting crash. At the time of his death, he needed two more victories to be eligible for the Blue Max.

Sometimes incorrectly identified as Hartmut Baldamus.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 15 Mar 1916 FFA 20      
2 FFA 20      
3 24 Jul 1916 FFA 20      
4 24 Jul 1916 FFA 20   Caudron G.4 NW of Verdun
5 29 Jul 1916 FFA 20   Farman La Chalade
6 09 Nov 1916 Jasta 9   Nieuport  
7 24 Nov 1916 1215 Jasta 9   Nieuport 12 Aure
8 02 Dec 1916 Jasta 9   Caudron S of Aure
9 02 Dec 1916 Jasta 9   Caudron S of Aure
10 23 Jan 1917 1635 Jasta 9   Caudron (2712) W of St. Martin
11 02 Feb 1917 Jasta 9   Farman S of Cerney
12 15 Feb 1917 1645 Jasta 9   Nieuport Scout S of Somme-Py
u/c 16 Feb 1917 1500 Jasta 9   Nieuport 17 (2183) Perthes
13 11 Mar 1917 1200 Jasta 9   Voisin S of Ripont
14 17 Mar 1917 1200 Jasta 9   Nieuport 17 Tahure
15 17 Mar 1917 1200 Jasta 9   Nieuport Tahure
16 06 Apr 1917 1810 Jasta 9   SPAD NW of Fresnes
17 12 Apr 1917 1900 Jasta 9   SPAD N of Pont Faverger
18 14 Apr 1917 1140 Jasta 9   Nieuport 17 (2539) St. Marie-a-Py
 
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