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Name: Franz "Locken" Hemer
Knight's Cross with Swords of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class
Franz Hemer
Country: Germany
Rank: Leutnant
Units: FA(A) 283
Jasta 6
Victories: 18
Born: 1894
Place of Birth:  
Died: 18 October 1982
Place of Death: Frankfurt
 
 
Hemer served with FA(A) 283 before he was posted to Jasta 6 on 10 September 1917. After scoring 18 victories, he was wounded in action on 9 August 1918 when his Fokker DR.I was shot down during a dogfight with British D.H.9s and Sopwith Camels.

"The triplane was my favourite fighting machine because it had such wonderful flying qualities. I could let myself stunt — looping and rolling — and could avoid an enemy by diving with perfect safety. The triplane had to be given up because although it was very manoeuvrable, it was no longer fast enough." Franz Hemer
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 27 Oct 1917 1420 Jasta 6   R.E.8 N of Gheluvelt
2 12 Nov 1917 1035 Jasta 6   R.E.8 N of Ypres
3 10 Mar 1918 1430 Jasta 6   Sopwith Camel (C6719) Montbrehain
4 13 Mar 1918 1040 Jasta 6   S.E.5a S of Cambrai
5 27 Mar 1918 0750 Jasta 6   Sopwith Dolphin SE of Albert
6 01 Apr 1918 0800 Jasta 6   D.H.4 Achiet-le-Petit
7 06 Apr 1918 1715 Jasta 6   Sopwith Dolphin (C3939) Demuin
8 09 May 1918 1230 Jasta 6   R.E.8 E of Cachy
9 10 May 1918 1950 Jasta 6   Sopwith Camel Cherisy
10 19 May 1918 1940 Jasta 6   SPAD Harbonnières
11 28 Jun 1918 1230 Jasta 6   SPAD 2 Silly-la-Potterie
12 03 Jul 1918 0800 Jasta 6   SPAD E of Courtieux
13 16 Jul 1918 0530 Jasta 6   Sopwith Camel S of Dormans
14 16 Jul 1918 0535 Jasta 6   Sopwith Camel S of Dormans
15 18 Jul 1918 0915 Jasta 6   Bréguet 14  
16 22 Jul 1918 1620 Jasta 6   SPAD  
17 01 Aug 1918 0910 Jasta 6   Nieuport 28 Fère-en-Tardenois
18 08 Aug 1918 1900 Jasta 6   D.H.9 Nesle
 
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