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Name: Walter Böning
Knight's Cross with Swords of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class
Walter Böning
Country: Germany
Rank: Leutnant
Units: FA 6b
Jasta 19, 76b
Victories: 17
Born:  
Place of Birth: Grand Duchy of Oldenburg
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
Having distinguished himself in combat while serving in the infantry, Böning began pilot training on 10 February 1916. After serving with FA 6b, he was posted to Jasta 9 in November 1916. Credited with 6 victories by the fall of 1917, he was given command of Jasta 76b on 5 October 1917. Here he scored 11 more victories before he was wounded in action on 31 May 1918. On that day, he collided with a member of his flight just moments before his Albatros D.Va was attacked by members of 70 Squadron. Severely wounded in the lower left leg, Böning was forced to disengage and return to his aerodrome where he managed to land his badly damaged plane.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 06 Apr 1917 Jasta 19   Caudron S of Berry-au-Bac
2 29 Apr 1917 Jasta 19   Caudron R.11 Courcy
3 30 Apr 1917 Jasta 19   Balloon French Guyencourt
4 17 Aug 1917 1132 Jasta 19   Caudron Cornillet
5 23 Sep 1917 Jasta 19   Nieuport Merlet
6 23 Sep 1917 Jasta 19   Nieuport Hillerwald
7 09 Dec 1917 1615 Jasta 76   SPAD VII Giromagny
8 04 Feb 1918 Jasta 76   SPAD VII Largitzen
9 11 Feb 1918 1650 Jasta 76   EA Fullern
10 06 Mar 1918 1340 Jasta 76   SPAD VII Rodern
11 06 Mar 1918 1342 Jasta 76   SPAD VII Rodern
12 15 Mar 1918 Jasta 76   Sopwith 1½ Strutter (3476) Lautenbach
13 15 Mar 1918 Jasta 76   Sopwith 1½ Strutter Lautenbach
14 03 Apr 1918 Jasta 76   Sopwith Camel  
15 11 Apr 1918 1845 Jasta 76   S.E.5a NW of Albert
16 30 May 1918 p.m. Jasta 76   Sopwith Camel (D1793) Contalmaison
17 30 May 1918 Jasta 76   Sopwith Camel Bray
 
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