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Name: Georg von Hantelmann
Knight's Cross with Swords of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class
Georg von Hantelmann [Thanks to Carsten Kopke at Arrowsoft Verlag]
Country: Germany
Rank: Leutnant
Units: Jasta 15, 18
Victories: 25
Born: 09 October 1898
Place of Birth: Rokietnica, Poland
Died: 07 September 1924
Place of Death: Charcice, Poland
 
 
The son of Otto and Luisa von Hantelmann, Georg von Hantelmann was one of Germany's youngest aces. He joined the army in 1916, serving with a Hussar cavalry regiment before transferring to the German Air Force. On the fuselage of each of his aircraft, he painted the death's head insignia of his former regiment. Flying the Fokker D.VII, von Hantelmann claimed at least three Allied aces. Although he was recommended for the Blue Max, the war ended before it could be awarded. Hantelmann was murdered at his home in Charcice by Polish poachers.
Birth Record
 
Opponents
#8 United StatesDavid Putnam
#14 FranceMaurice Boyau
#16 United StatesJoseph Wehner
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
u/c 29 May 1918 Jasta 15   SPAD  
1 06 Jun 1918 1140 Jasta 15   D.H.4 Ferrières
2 10 Jun 1918 2010 Jasta 15   SPAD Plessis Brion
3 12 Jun 1918 1315 Jasta 15   Sopwith Camel Compiègne
u/c 12 Jun 1918 Jasta 15   Bréguet 14  
4 18 Jun 1918 1135 Jasta 15   SPAD Ressons
5 26 Jun 1918 Jasta 15   Bréguet 14  
u/c 16 Aug 1918 1220 Jasta 15   SPAD Carlepont
6 17 Aug 1918 1720 Jasta 15   SPAD W of Roye
u/c 02 Sep 1918 Jasta 15   SPAD  
7 12 Sep 1918 1135 Jasta 15   SPAD XIII W of Conflans
8 12 Sep 1918 1935 Jasta 15   SPAD Limey
9 13 Sep 1918 1805 Jasta 15   SPAD XIII SW of Thiaucourt
10 14 Sep 1918 0900 Jasta 15   D.H.4 N of Gorz
11 14 Sep 1918 1145 Jasta 15   SPAD XIII St. Benoit
12 14 Sep 1918 1615 Jasta 15   SPAD XIII Lachaussee
13 15 Sep 1918 1215 Jasta 15   D.H.9 S of Metz
14 16 Sep 1918 1120 Jasta 15   SPAD SW of Conflans
15 17 Sep 1918 1510 Jasta 15   SPAD N of Gorz
16 18 Sep 1918 1645 Jasta 15   SPAD Vionville
17 23 Sep 1918 1120 Jasta 15   D.H.4 S of Metz
18 26 Sep 1918 1215 Jasta 15   SPAD Etain
19 01 Oct 1918 1640 Jasta 15   SPAD Buzancy
20 09 Oct 1918 1615 Jasta 15   SPAD Montfaucon
21 18 Oct 1918 1625 Jasta 15   D.H.4 Grand Pre
22 21 Oct 1918 1615 Jasta 15   SPAD Remonville
23 22 Oct 1918 1700 Jasta 15   SPAD Brieulles
u/c 30 Oct 1918 Jasta 15   SPAD  
24 30 Oct 1918 Jasta 15   SPAD 2 Buzancy
25 04 Nov 1918 Jasta 15   SPAD  
 
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