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Name: Gerhard Fieseler
Golden Military Merit Cross
Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class
Gerhard Fieseler
Country: Germany
Rank: Leutnant
Units: FA 41
FFA 243
Jasta 25
Victories: 19
Born: 15 April 1896
Place of Birth: Bonn
Died: 01 September 1987
Place of Death: Kassel
 
 
Joining the German Air Force in 1915, Fieseler crashed during training and was in hospital until February 1916. As a two-seater pilot, he joined FA(A) 243 in October 1916 and was later assigned to FA 41. In May 1917, after training on single-seaters, he was posted to Jasta 25 on the Macedonian front. Here he scored 19 victories flying various aircraft, including the Roland D.II. Post-war, Fieseler founded FieselerFlugzeugbau and was well known for his aircraft designs and skills as an aerobatic pilot. In 1934, flying a biplane built by his own company, he won the first World Aerobatic Championship in France. The following year, Fieseler began manufacturing trainers and fighters under license for the Luftwaffe. He also developed the Fi 156 reconnaissance plane, better known as " The Storch." In 1939, Fieseler's company changed its name to Gerhard Fieseler Werke and continued producing aircraft throughout World War II.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 20 Aug 1917 Jasta 25   Nieuport 17 (3743) S of Prilip
u/c 09 Sep 1917 Jasta 25   Nieuport Scout Pogradec
2 30 Jan 1918 Jasta 25   Nieuport 17 S of Moglia
3 05 Apr 1918 0815 Jasta 25   Nieuport 24 (4047) NW of Caniste
4 20 Jun 1918 Jasta 25   SPAD Makova
5 05 Jul 1918 Jasta 25   Nieuport 24 SE of Prilip
6 24 Jul 1918 Jasta 25   Nieuport Scout S of Dobro-Polje
7 25 Jul 1918 Jasta 25   Nieuport Scout Gradesnica
8 28 Jul 1918 Jasta 25   Bréguet 14 Kanatlarci
9 04 Aug 1918 Jasta 25   Nieuport Scout E of Vitole
10 05 Aug 1918 Jasta 25   Nieuport Scout Gradesnica
11 11 Aug 1918 Jasta 25   Nieuport Scout NE of Vodena
12 16 Aug 1918 Jasta 25   AR2 N of Negocani
13 23 Aug 1918 Jasta 25   SPAD 2 E of Vitole
14 04 Sep 1918 Jasta 25   Bréguet -or- SPAD 2 Budmirtsa
u/c 09 Sep 1918 Jasta 25   Nieuport Orchida
15 13 Sep 1918 Jasta 25   Nieuport E of Vitole
16 15 Sep 1918 Jasta 25   Nieuport Debedesa
17 18 Sep 1918 Jasta 25   SPAD E of Cerna-Rajks
18 19 Sep 1918 Jasta 25   Nieuport Monastir
19 20 Sep 1918 Jasta 25   Bréguet -or- Nieuport Trojviarci
 
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