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Name: Robert Ritter von Greim
Orden Pour le Mérite (Blue Max)
Iron Cross 1st class
Knight's Cross of the Military Order of Max-Joseph
Robert von Greim [Thanks to Carsten Kopke at Arrowsoft Verlag]
Country: Germany
Rank: Oberleutnant
Units: FA 46
FFA 3, 204
Jasta 34
JG 9, 10
Victories: 28
Born: 22 June 1892
Place of Birth: Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany
Died: 24 May 1945
Place of Death: Salzburg, Austria
Cemetery: Kommunal Friedhof, Salzburg, Austria
 
 
Injured in a crash on 2 July 1918 but returned to duty on 31 July 1918. Field Marshal Ritter von Greim replaced Hermann Göring as head of the Luftwaffe just before Germany capitulated. He was wounded in the leg in the final stages of the battle for Berlin and, in a Salzburg hospital on 24 May 1945, he committed suicide by ingesting potassium cyanide.
The Dundee Courier, Angus, Scotland, Monday, 28 May 1945, page 3
Kommunal Friedhof, Salzburg, Austria
Find A Grave Memorial# 13794084
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 10 Oct 1915 FFA 3   Farman  
u/c 24 May 1917 1050 Jasta 34   SPAD S of Mamey
2 25 May 1917 1215 Jasta 34   Caudron R.4 SE of Rambaucourt
3 14 Jul 1917 0850 Jasta 34   SPAD S of Nomeney
4 28 Jul 1917 1840 Jasta 34   Nieuport Bennoncourt
5 16 Aug 1917 1900 Jasta 34   Sopwith 1½ Strutter Ornes
6 16 Oct 1917 1245 Jasta 34   Nieuport Bras
7 16 Oct 1917 1345 Jasta 34   SPAD Bethelainville
u/c 11 Feb 1918 1620 Jasta 34   SPAD Chattancourt
8 19 Feb 1918 1640 Jasta 34   SPAD Mort Homme
9 21 Mar 1918 1425 JG 10   Sopwith Camel SW of Vermand
10 24 Mar 1918 1314 JG 10   S.E.5a Eterpigny
11 28 Mar 1918 JG 10   D.H.4 Villers Bretonneux
12 04 Apr 1918 1515 JG 10   Sopwith Camel N of VIllers Bretonneux
13 06 May 1918 2000 JG 10   Sopwith N of Hamel
14 19 May 1918 1010 JG 10   Bristol F.2b Guillaucourt
15 18 Jun 1918 1100 JG 10   Bristol F.2b Suzanne
16 07 Aug 1918 1000 JG 9   S.E.5a Hangard
17 08 Aug 1918 1240 JG 9   Sopwith Camel NE of Bayonvillers
18 08 Aug 1918 1250 JG 9   R.E.8 S of Morcourt
19 10 Aug 1918 1000 JG 9   D.H.9 S of Lihons
20 21 Aug 1918 1700 JG 9   D.H.9 Péronne
21 24 Aug 1918 1815 JG 9   Sopwith Camel (F5985) NW of Bapaume
22 01 Sep 1918 1100 JG 9   Sopwith Camel W of St. Pierre
23 15 Sep 1918 0930 JG 9   S.E.5a Hermies
24 25 Sep 1918 1815 JG 9   D.H.9 S of Escaufourt
25 27 Sep 1918 0815 JG 9   Sopwith Camel S of Masnieres
26 23 Oct 1918 1800 Jasta 34   S.E.5a SW of Neuville
27 23 Oct 1918 1805 Jasta 34   S.E.5a Boursies
28 25 Oct 1918 1200 Jasta 34   S.E.5a Feliaries
 
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