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Name: Hans Bethge
Knight's Cross with Swords of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class
Hans Bethge
Country: Germany
Rank: Oberleutnant
Units: Jasta 1, 30
KEK B
KG I
Victories: 20
Born: 06 December 1890
Place of Birth: Berlin
Died: 17 March 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Passchendaele
Cemetery: Berlin
 
 
Following his 20th victory, Bethge was recommended for the Blue Max. Before the recommendation could be approved, he was killed in on the morning of 17 March 1918. His Pfalz D.III was shot down over Passchendaele by a D.H.4 of 57 Squadron.
 
Opponents
#12 Philip JohnstonAustralia
#18 Sidney Platel and Thomas StephensonEngland
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 29 Aug 1916 1205 Jasta 1   B.E.2c (4187) S of Auchonvillers
2 31 Aug 1916 0815 Jasta 1   Martinsyde G.100 Fins
u/c 20 Dec 1916 Jasta 1   EA  
3 26 Dec 1916 1210 Jasta 1   B.E.2d Beugny
4 28 Mar 1917 1024 Jasta 30   Nieuport Scout (A6615) Roubaix
5 06 Apr 1917 1048 Jasta 30   Sopwith 1½ Strutter (7806) Near Tournai
6 26 May 1917 2055 Jasta 30   Nieuport Scout Near Douai
7 01 Jun 1917 2130 Jasta 30   F.E.8 (A4887) Warneton
8 05 Jun 1917 1245 Jasta 30   SPAD Frelinghen
9 15 Jul 1917 2110 Jasta 30   Sopwith Camel (B3758) Loison-Harnes
10 20 Jul 1917 2130 Jasta 30   Sopwith Pup Diernacourt
11 15 Aug 1917 2045 Jasta 30   Nieuport W of Annay
12 17 Aug 1917 1905 Jasta 30   Sopwith Camel (B3757) Wingles
13 17 Aug 1917 1905 Jasta 30   Sopwith Camel (B3877) Wingles
14 21 Aug 1917 0805 Jasta 30   Martinsyde G.100 Seclin
15 04 Sep 1917 1945 Jasta 30   Bristol F.2b La Bassée
16 04 Sep 1917 1950 Jasta 30   Bristol F.2b La Bassée
17 18 Sep 1917 1035 Jasta 30   D.H.5 Viz-en-Artois
18 31 Oct 1917 1310 Jasta 30   R.E.8 Blouvain
19 19 Feb 1918 1405 Jasta 30   Sopwith Camel (B9185) N of Lorgies
20 10 Mar 1918 1210 Jasta 30   D.H.4 Allennes
 
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