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Name: Olivier "Bauli" Freiherr von Beaulieu-Marconnay
Orden Pour le Mérite (Blue Max)
Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class
Olivier von Beaulieu-Marconnay
Country: Germany
Rank: Leutnant
Units: Jasta 15, 18, 19
Victories: 25
Born: 14 September 1898
Place of Birth: Berlin-Charlottenburg
Died: 26 October 1918 Died From Wounds
Place of Death: Arlon, France
Cemetery: Invalidenfriedhof, Berlin Image
 
 
The son of a Prussian army officer, Beaulieu-Marconnay was a 16 year old high school student when the war began. A year later, he was a Leutnant in the 4th Prussian Dragoon Regiment wearing the Iron Cross, first class. "Bauli" eventually transferred to the Luftstreitkräfte, scoring his first victory by the end of May 1918. Shortly before his 20th birthday, he was given command of Jasta 19. Wounded in action on 4 October 1918, he remained with his unit, scoring two more victories before he was critically wounded in combat on 18 October 1918. Before he died at a military hospital in Arlon, France, Beaulieu-Marconnay was awarded the Blue Max. He was the youngest recipient of the war to receive Prussian's highest military honor.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 28 May 1918 1115 Jasta 15   AR2 Soissons
2 06 Jun 1918 1105 Jasta 15   D.H.4 Assainvillers
3 06 Jun 1918 1950 Jasta 15   S.E.5a SW of Montdidier
4 07 Jun 1918 1150 Jasta 15   Sopwith Camel S of Noyon
5 11 Jun 1918 1510 Jasta 15   Sopwith Camel Méry
6 12 Jun 1918 1315 Jasta 15   Sopwith Camel NE of Rémy
7 16 Jun 1918 1200 Jasta 15   D.H.4 Roye
8 18 Jun 1918 1155 Jasta 15   S.E.5a Villers-Bretonneux
9 09 Aug 1918 1800 Jasta 15   SPAD 2 NW of Tricot
10 09 Aug 1918 1815 Jasta 15   Sopwith Camel (D9589) N of Beaucourt
u/c 10 Aug 1918 Jasta 15   S.E.5a Chaulnes
11 11 Aug 1918 1240 Jasta 15   S.E.5a Gruny
12 16 Aug 1918 1220 Jasta 15   SPAD SE of Tracy le Val
13 21 Aug 1918 1650 Jasta 15   Bréguet 14 Chauny
14 07 Sep 1918 1325 Jasta 19   Salmson 2A2 NE of Montsec
15 13 Sep 1918 1720 Jasta 19   Bréguet Charay
16 13 Sep 1918 1930 Jasta 19   SPAD Jaulny
17 14 Sep 1918 Jasta 19   Bréguet 14 Jonville
u/c 15 Sep 1918 Jasta 19   SPAD XIII Petry
18 16 Sep 1918 1755 Jasta 19   Bréguet 14 SW of Briey
19 16 Sep 1918 Jasta 19   Bréguet 14 Fleville
u/c 16 Sep 1918 Jasta 19   Bréguet 14  
20 23 Sep 1918 1010 Jasta 19   Bréguet 14 Pont-a-Mousson
21 28 Sep 1918 1030 Jasta 19   SPAD XIII Dannevaux
22 02 Oct 1918 1130 Jasta 19   Bréguet 14 Brabant
23 03 Oct 1918 1630 Jasta 19   SPAD XIII Liny
24 09 Oct 1918 1730 Jasta 19   SPAD XIII Crepion
25 10 Oct 1918 1700 Jasta 19   SPAD XIII Landres
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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