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Name: Hermann Becker
Knight's Cross with Swords of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class
Hermann Becker
Country: Germany
Rank: Leutnant
Units: FA 2, 57
Jasta 12
Kampfgeshwader 5
Schutzstaffel 11
Victories: 23
Born: 10 September 1887
Place of Birth: Tribus, Oberschlesien (Upper Silesia)
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
Becker entered the Fliegertruppe in 1916. After serving as an observer on the Eastern Front, he was trained as a pilot and sent to the Western Front to fly two-seaters. In May 1917, he was assigned to Jasta 12 as a single-seat fighting pilot. Becker scored his first victory on 6 June 1917, shooting down a Sopwith Pup southwest of Sains. On 16 June 1917, he was hospitalized for wounds received in combat with 60 Squadron, returning to action the following September. In May 1918, Becker assumed command of Jasta 12, replacing Ewald Blumenbach. On the afternoon of 3 November 1918, he scored his final victory, shooting down a SPAD XIII east of Joncq. During this dogfight, he and his men were credited with the loss of five SPADs. Although Becker was recommended for the Blue Max, the Kaiser's abdication prevented him from receiving it.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 06 Jun 1917 1320 Jasta 12   Sopwith Pup (B1730) SW of Sains
2 23 Sep 1917 1655 Jasta 12   Nieuport SW of Oppy
3 31 Oct 1917 1115 Jasta 12   Sopwith Camel Notre Dame
4 06 Feb 1918 Jasta 12   Sopwith Camel (C6706) Rémy
5 28 Feb 1918 1600 Jasta 12   SPAD St. Gobain Wood
6 06 Mar 1918 Jasta 12   S.E.5a  
7 25 Mar 1918 Jasta 12   Sopwith Camel (C8216) St. Christ
8 31 Mar 1918 Jasta 12   SPAD W of Montdidier
9 12 Apr 1918 Jasta 12   SPAD SE of Thilloy
u/c 03 May 1918 Jasta 12   SPAD Morisell-Hailles
10 06 May 1918 Jasta 12   SPAD N of Montdidier
11 09 May 1918 Jasta 12   SPAD XIII SW of Faverolles
12 11 Aug 1918 1830 Jasta 12   SPAD Roye
13 14 Aug 1918 1200 Jasta 12   S.E.5a Villers-Carbonnel
14 14 Sep 1918 Jasta 12   Bréguet 14 Marchélepot, near Metz
15 18 Sep 1918 1730 Jasta 12   Bréguet 14 Luttlingen
16 18 Sep 1918 1732 Jasta 12   Bréguet 14 W of Conflans
17 26 Sep 1918 Jasta 12   D.H.4 SE of Longuyon
18 26 Sep 1918 Jasta 12   D.H.4 Anoux
19 03 Oct 1918 1630 Jasta 12   SPAD N of Aincreville
20 04 Oct 1918 0915 Jasta 12   SPAD W of Villers-devant-Dun
21 10 Oct 1918 1730 Jasta 12   SPAD Beauvessaire
22 30 Oct 1918 1220 Jasta 12   SPAD 2 NE of Landres
23 03 Nov 1918 1620 Jasta 12   SPAD XIII E of Joncq
 
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