FA 2, 57
10 September 1887
Place of Birth:
Tribus, Oberschlesien (Upper Silesia)
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.