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Name: Oskar Hennrich Balloon-Buster
Golden Military Merit Cross
Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class
Oskar Hennrich
Country: Germany
Rank: Vizefeldwebel
Units: FA(A) 273
Jasta 46
KG II
Hennrich's Insignia
Victories: 20
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Serving as a gunner in the German Air Force, Hennrich was assigned to KG II on 20 April 1916. In February 1917, he was selected for pilot training and was posted to FA(A) 273 on 10 October 1917. Joining Jasta 46 on 6 May 1918, Hennrich became the highest scoring ace to serve with this unit. Flying the Fokker D.VII, he destroyed 13 enemy balloons, finishing the war with 20 victories.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 14 May 1918 Jasta 46   Balloon W of Albert
2 18 May 1918 a.m. Jasta 46   Sopwith Camel SE of Albert
3 29 May 1918 Jasta 46   Balloon NW of Albert
u/c 29 May 1918 Jasta 46   Balloon NW of Albert
4 30 Jul 1918 Jasta 46   R.E.8 NW of Roman Road
5 01 Aug 1918 1755 Jasta 46   Balloon SW of Bonnay
6 01 Aug 1918 1758 Jasta 46   Balloon Daours
7 08 Aug 1918 Jasta 46   S.E.5a Morcourt
8 09 Aug 1918 Jasta 46   Sopwith Camel  
9 18 Aug 1918 1845 Jasta 46   Balloon Marcelcave
u/c 21 Aug 1918 1830 Jasta 46   Two-seater Ayette
10 25 Aug 1918 1210 Jasta 46   Balloon W of Albert
11 03 Sep 1918 2035 Jasta 46   S.E.5a SW of Noreuil
12 06 Sep 1918 1455 Jasta 46   Balloon S of Le Mesnil
13 15 Sep 1918 1540 Jasta 46   Balloon Bertincourt
14 24 Sep 1918 1120 Jasta 46   Balloon Etricourt-Manancourt
15 24 Sep 1918 1610 Jasta 46   Balloon Fins
16 24 Sep 1918 1612 Jasta 46   Balloon British Fins
17 26 Sep 1918 1645 Jasta 46   Balloon Lieramont
18 27 Sep 1918 1600 Jasta 46   Bristol F.2b Neuvilly
19 29 Sep 1918 1020 Jasta 46   S.E.5a Villers Outreaux
20 01 Oct 1918 1610 Jasta 46   Balloon Gouzeaucourt
 
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