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Name: Joachim von Bertrab
Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class Joachim von Bertrab
Country: Germany
Rank: Leutnant
Units: Jasta 30
Victories: 5
Born:  
Place of Birth:  
Died: 28 July 1922 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death: Near Boitzenburg
 
 
On 6 April 1917, the United States entered the war. It was also the day that Bertrab, flying his purple Albatros D.III with its unique comet insignia, shot down four British aircraft in three hours. His fifth and final victory was achieved a month later. The war ended for Bertrab on 12 August 1917. While attacking a balloon, his Albatros D.V was shot down by a Nieuport piloted by Edward Mannock. Bertrab survived but was captured.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 06 Apr 1917 0815 Jasta 30   Martinsyde G.100 (7465) Ath
2 06 Apr 1917 0830 Jasta 30   Martinsyde G.100 (7478) SE of Leuze
3 06 Apr 1917 1048 Jasta 30   Sopwith 1½ Strutter (A1093) Pecq
4 06 Apr 1917 1050 Jasta 30   Sopwith 1½ Strutter (A2381) Pecq
5 15 May 1917 0820 Jasta 30   F.E.2d (A6446) N of Lille
 
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