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Name: Paul Bäumer
Orden Pour le Mérite (Blue Max)
Golden Military Merit Cross
Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class
silver wound badge
Paul Bäumer
Country: Germany
Rank: Leutnant
Units: FA 7
Jasta 2, 5
Victories: 43
Born: 11 May 1896
Place of Birth: Duisburg Ruhrort
Died: 15 July 1927
Place of Death: Near Copenhagen, Denmark
Cemetery: Ohlsdorf, Hamburg, Germany Image
 
 
A dental assistant before the war, "The Iron Eagle" (Der Eiserne Adler) had his pilot's license when he entered the army. Bäumer served in an infantry regiment before his transfer to the German Air Service. He was injured in a crash at Vivaise airfield on 29 May 1918. Bäumer was one of only five recipients to be awarded both the Blue Max and the Golden Military Merit Cross. After the war, he became a dentist and continued flying. He was killed while performing an aerobatic display.
 
Opponents
#5 Ronald SykesEngland
#43 Lynn CampbellCanadaand William HodgkinsonEngland
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 12 Jul 1917 1010 Jasta 5   Balloon Nurlu
2 13 Jul 1917 1700 Jasta 5   Balloon St. Quentin
3 15 Jul 1917 1840 Jasta 5   Balloon St. Quentin
4 09 Sep 1917 1525 Jasta 2   R.E.8 Mannessvaere
5 20 Sep 1917 1510 Jasta 2 Albatros D.V (4409/17) Sopwith Camel (B3906) Ramskapelle
6 21 Sep 1917 1750 Jasta 2   Sopwith Camel Boesinghen
7 05 Nov 1917 1250 Jasta 2   Sopwith Camel St. Julien
8 06 Nov 1917 0825 Jasta 2   Sopwith Camel (B2414) Vierlavenhoek
9 06 Nov 1917 1150 Jasta 2   SPAD E of Zonnebeke
10 07 Nov 1917 0810 Jasta 2   R.E.8 (A8746) Moorslede
11 08 Nov 1917 1645 Jasta 2   S.E.5a Zillebeke
12 08 Nov 1917 1650 Jasta 2   S.E.5a Zonnebeke
13 18 Nov 1917 0920 Jasta 2   R.E.8 NE of Zillebeke Lake
14 19 Nov 1917 1600 Jasta 2   R.E.8 Dixmude
15 28 Nov 1917 1400 Jasta 2   R.E.8 N of Gheluvelt
16 07 Dec 1917 1155 Jasta 2   SPAD Zonnebeke
17 16 Dec 1917 1410 Jasta 2   R.E.8 N of Boesinghen
18 18 Dec 1917 1600 Jasta 2   Sopwith Camel W of Becelaere
19 09 Mar 1918 1110 Jasta 2   Sopwith Camel N of Zonnebeke
20 23 Mar 1918 1330 Jasta 2   Sopwith Camel (C1564) S of St. Leger
21 23 Mar 1918 1545 Jasta 2   R.E.8 N of Tilloy
22 23 Mar 1918 1615 Jasta 2   R.E.8 S of Douai
23 05 Sep 1918 1840 Jasta 2   D.H.4 (F6168) S of Douai
24 06 Sep 1918 Jasta 2   Bristol F.2b W of Cantaing
25 14 Sep 1918 Jasta 2   R.E.8 Cantaing
26 16 Sep 1918 Jasta 2   Bristol F.2b -or- D.H.4 NE of Henin-Lietard
27 20 Sep 1918 1550 Jasta 2   Sopwith Camel (F6192) E of Rumancourt
28 21 Sep 1918 Jasta 2   D.H.9 E of Bourlon Wood
29 21 Sep 1918 Jasta 2   D.H.9 E of Lagnicourt
30 21 Sep 1918 Jasta 2   D.H.9 E of Morchies
31 24 Sep 1918 Jasta 2   Sopwith Camel Sailly
32 24 Sep 1918 Jasta 2   D.H.9 SW of Clary
33 27 Sep 1918 Jasta 2   Sopwith Snipe S of Cisy
34 27 Sep 1918 Jasta 2   D.H.4 W of Cambrai
35 27 Sep 1918 Jasta 2   S.E.5a W of Cambrai
36 29 Sep 1918 Jasta 2   Bristol F.2b Marcoing
37 29 Sep 1918 Jasta 2   S.E.5a Bourlon Wood
38 29 Sep 1918 Jasta 2   Sopwith Camel S of Sailly
39 03 Oct 1918 1430 Jasta 2   Bristol F.2b Rumilly
40 04 Oct 1918 Jasta 2   S.E.5a Montbehain
41 04 Oct 1918 Jasta 2   Bristol F.2b Cambrai Station
42 08 Oct 1918 Jasta 2   Sopwith Camel Bautigny
43 09 Oct 1918 Jasta 2   Bristol F.2b (E2256) Presau
Books
Franks, Norman, Frank Bailey and Russell Guest. Above the Lines: A Complete Record of the Fighter Aces of the German Air Service, Naval Air Service and Flanders Marine Corps, 1914-1918. London: Grub Street, 1993

Treadwell, Terry C. and Alan C. Wood. German Knights of the Air 1914-1918: The Holders of the Orden Pour le Mérite. New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1998
 
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