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Name: Erwin Böhme
Orden Pour le Mérite (Blue Max)
Knight's Cross with Swords of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
Iron Cross 1st class
Erwin Böhme
Country: Germany
Rank: Oberleutnant
Units: Jasta 2, 29
Kasta 10
Victories: 24
Born: 29 July 1879
Place of Birth: Holzminden
Died: 29 November 1917 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Over Zonnebeke
Cemetery: Kameradengrab, Langemark German Cemetery Image
 
 
Flying an infantry support mission on 28 October 1916, Böhme's Albatros briefly collided with that of Oswald Boelcke. Böhme survived but Boelcke was killed. On 4 February 1917, Böhme scored his 10th victory by shooting down William Curphey's outdated D.H.2. In combat with a Sopwith two-seater on 11 February 1917, Böhme was shot in the left arm. He was wounded again on 10 August 1917, when a bullet from an enemy scout struck his right hand.  Scoring his final victory over a Sopwith Camel on the afternoon of 29 November 1917, Böhme was killed in action later the same day by members of 10 Squadron. He was shot down in flames as he attacked an Armstrong-Whitworth F.K.8 on a photo-reconnaissance mission.
 
Opponents
#1 RussiaEduard Pulpe
#8 CanadaWilliam Hubbard
#10 EnglandWilliam Curphey
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 02 Aug 1916 a.m. Kasta 10 Albatros C.III Nieuport 12 Radzyse
2 17 Sep 1916 0745 Jasta 2   Sopwith 1½ Strutter (A1913) NW of Hervilly
u/c 23 Sep 1916 0955 Jasta 2   Martinsyde G.100 Hervilly
3 10 Oct 1916 0950 Jasta 2   F.E.2b (4856)  
4 20 Oct 1916 1030 Jasta 2   F.E.2b (4867)  
5 22 Oct 1916 1150 Jasta 2   Sopwith 1½ Strutter (7786)  
6 09 Nov 1916 1510 Jasta 2   F.E.8 (6409)  
7 22 Nov 1916 1410 Jasta 2   Morane Parasol (A248)  
8 26 Dec 1916 1515 Jasta 2   B.E.2c  
9 07 Jan 1917 1230 Jasta 2   D.H.2 (7851)  
10 04 Feb 1917 1505 Jasta 2   D.H.2 (A2536)  
11 04 Feb 1917 1530 Jasta 2   B.E.2e (7105)  
12 10 Feb 1917 1220 Jasta 2   D.H.2  
13 14 Jul 1917 0720 Jasta 29   Nieuport 17 (A6783)  
14 19 Sep 1917 1047 Jasta 2   R.E.8 (B5012)  
15 21 Sep 1917 0852 Jasta 2   R.E.8 (A3617)  
16 05 Oct 1917 0815 Jasta 2   Bristol F.2b (B1133)  
17 10 Oct 1917 0725 Jasta 2   Nieuport 27 (B6791)  
18 13 Oct 1917 0850 Jasta 2   Sopwith Pup (B1800)  
19 14 Oct 1917 0742 Jasta 2   Nieuport 27 (B6778) SW of KokelareWieltje
20 16 Oct 1917 0925 Jasta 2 Albatros D.II Nieuport 17 (B3578) Magermeirie
21 31 Oct 1917 1715 Jasta 2   S.E.5a (B544) Zillebeke Lake
22 06 Nov 1917 1150 Jasta 2   Sopwith Camel (B2408) Molen
23 20 Nov 1917 1030 Jasta 2   Nieuport 17 (5me) Osterke
24 29 Nov 1917 1255 Jasta 2   Sopwith Camel Zonnebeke
 
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