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Name: Carl "Charly" Degelow
Orden Pour le Mérite (Blue Max)
Knight's Cross with Swords of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class
Carl Degelow [Thanks to Carsten Kopke at Arrowsoft Verlag]
Country: Germany
Rank: Leutnant
Units: FA(A) 216
Jasta 7, 36, 40
Victories: 30
Born: 05 January 1891
Place of Birth: Munsterdorf
Died: 09 November 1970
Place of Death: Hamburg
 
 
When the war began, Degelow joined the infantry and served with distinction in France and Russia. In 1916, he transferred to the German Air Force and began flying artillery support missions in Albatros two-seaters. Briefly assigned to Jasta 36 for single seat fighter training, Degelow was reassigned after wounding a man on the ground during gunnery practice. He was the last German pilot of the war to be awarded the Orden Pour le Mérite (Blue Max). His book, With the White Stag Through Thick and Thin, was published in 1920. Degelow was a Major in the Luftwaffe during World War II.
 
Opponents
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Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
u/c 22 May 1917 FA 216   Caudron G.IV SW of Braye
1 25 May 1917 FA 216   Caudron G.IV Bailly-Braye
u/c 03 Sep 1917 0830 Jasta 7   Sopwith Camel W of Dixmude
u/c 08 Dec 1917 1400 Jasta 7   Sopwith 1½ Strutter Passchendaele
u/c 23 Jan 1918 Jasta 7   Sopwith Camel Houthulst Forest
2 25 Jan 1918 1315 Jasta 7   Bristol F.2b (B883) Courtemarck
3 21 Apr 1918 1110 Jasta 7   Sopwith Camel E of Armentières
4 16 May 1918 1230 Jasta 7   R.E.8 Vlamertinghe
5 18 Jun 1918 0930 Jasta 40   S.E.5a (C8870) Vieux Berquin
6 25 Jun 1918 2025 Jasta 40   Sopwith Camel Zandvoorde
7 27 Jun 1918 0940 Jasta 40   S.E.5a La Creue
8 02 Jul 1918 0845 Jasta 40   S.E.5a Kruisstraat
9 13 Jul 1918 0940 Jasta 40   S.E.5a Erquighem
10 14 Jul 1918 0935 Jasta 40   S.E.5a SE of Vieux Berquin
11 14 Jul 1918 0940 Jasta 40   S.E.5a W of Merville
12 22 Jul 1918 0930 Jasta 40   Bristol F.2b Lestrem
13 25 Jul 1918 0935 Jasta 40   Sopwith Camel (D1889) Wytschaete
14 18 Sep 1918 1520 Jasta 40   Balloon Poperinghe
15 20 Sep 1918 1055 Jasta 40   Bristol F.2b N of nnappes
16 21 Sep 1918 1045 Jasta 40   R.E.8 N of Ypres
17 24 Sep 1918 1900 Jasta 40   S.E.5a Near Zillebeke Lake
18 27 Sep 1918 Jasta 40   Bristol F.2b Valenciennes
19 28 Sep 1918 Jasta 40   Sopwith Camel Armentières
20 01 Oct 1918 1420 Jasta 40   S.E.5a Menin
21 02 Oct 1918 Jasta 40   Sopwith Camel Roulers
22 03 Oct 1918 Jasta 40   SPAD XIII Roulers
23 04 Oct 1918 Jasta 40   Sopwith Camel NW of Roulers
24 05 Oct 1918 Jasta 40   D.H.9 Ghent
25 07 Oct 1918 1130 Jasta 40   Sopwith Camel Ghent
26 08 Oct 1918 Jasta 40   Sopwith Camel Ypres
27 26 Oct 1918 Jasta 40   SPAD XIII Ghent
28 27 Oct 1918 Jasta 40   Sopwith Camel Wynghene
29 30 Oct 1918 Jasta 40   S.E.5a Courtrai
30 04 Nov 1918 Jasta 40   D.H.9 Near Dutch border
 
Books
Germany's Last Knight of the Air
The Memoirs of Major Carl Degelow; Carl Degelow / Unknown Binding / Kimber
 
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