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Name: Ernst Hess
Knight's Cross with Swords of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class
Ernst Hess
Country: Germany
Rank: Leutnant
Units: FA 9, FA 62
Fokkerstaffel C
Jasta 10, 19, 28
KEK Douai
Victories: 17
Born: 08 January 1893
Place of Birth: Wiesbaden
Killed In Action: 23 December 1917 Killed In Action
Place of Death: East of Fresnes
Cemetery: Südfriedhof, Wiesbaden, Germany
 
 
On 19 August 1917, Hess shot down a two-seater and captured Australian ace Cecil Richards. Hess was killed when his Albatros D.Va was shot down by a member of Escadrille N96.
 
Opponents
#9 Cecil RichardsAustralia
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 05 Jan 1916 1330 KEK Douai   B.E.2c (2019) Vitry
2 22 Jun 1916 Fokkerstaffel C   Nieuport 12 Lancon, S of Grand Pre
u/c 12 Jul 1917 Jasta 28   R.E.8 (A4621) Wytschaete
3 13 Jul 1917 1630 Jasta 28   D.H.4 (A7421) Audenaarde-Dycke
4 27 Jul 1917 1635 Jasta 28   R.E.8 (A4303) Messines-Wytschaete
5 28 Jul 1917 1110 Jasta 28   Sopwith 1½ Strutter Westhoek
6 28 Jul 1917 1950 Jasta 28   R.E.8 (A4621) Ploegsteert Wood
u/c 09 Aug 1917 0750 Jasta 28   Sopwith 1½ Strutter Neuve Eglise
7 09 Aug 1917 1035 Jasta 28   SPAD (B3519) NW of Zonnebeke
8 10 Aug 1917 2120 Jasta 28   R.E.8 N of Messines
9 19 Aug 1917 1800 Jasta 28   F.E.2b (B1890) E of Wervicq
10 21 Aug 1917 0950 Jasta 28   Sopwith 1½ Strutter W of Ypres-Frezenberg Road
11 21 Aug 1917 1025 Jasta 28   R.E.8 Verlorenhoek
u/c 21 Aug 1917 1840 Jasta 28   Sopwith Triplane (N5425) Ypres-Frezenberg
12 09 Sep 1917 1630 Jasta 28   Bristol F.2b (A7207) SE of Frelinghien
13 10 Sep 1917 1600 Jasta 28   D.H.5 (A9435) Blankartsee
14 16 Sep 1917 1800 Jasta 28   Martinsyde G.100 Poelcapelle
15 13 Oct 1917 abt 1730 Jasta 19   AR2 (1123) Bourgogne
16 16 Oct 1917 1200 Jasta 19   AR2 Asfeld-la-Ville
u/c 16 Oct 1917 abt 1200 Jasta 19   Caudron (FTL) Hochberg
17 30 Oct 1917 1230 Jasta 19   Letord S of Moronvillers
 
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