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Name: Hans Imelmann
Iron Cross 1st class Hans Imelmann
Country: Germany
Rank: Leutnant
Units: Jasta 2
KEK Metz
Victories: 6
Born: 14 May 1897
Place of Birth: Hannover
Died: 23 January 1917 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Near Miraumont
 
 
An Eindecker pilot with KEK Metz, Imelmann was selected by Oswald Boelcke for service with Jasta 2. Having scored six victories during the last three months of 1916, Imelmann was the first German ace to be shot down in 1917. In an encounter with a B.E.2c, Immelman's Albatros went down in flames after an accurate burst of machine gun fire struck his fuel tank.
 
Opponents
#3 Ernest FootEngland
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 10 Oct 1916 p.m. Jasta 2   Sopwith 1½ Strutter (A382) Lagnicourt
2 22 Oct 1916 1740 Jasta 2   F.E.2b (7684) Bailleul
3 26 Oct 1916 1630 Jasta 2   Nieuport 17 (A162) Serre
4 03 Nov 1916 1645 Jasta 2   Nieuport 16 (A125) Douchy
5 09 Nov 1916 Jasta 2   B.E.2c (2502) Lagnicourt
6 20 Dec 1916 1345 Jasta 2   F.E.2b (A5452) Bapaume
 
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