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Name: Josef Carl Peter Jacobs Balloon-Buster
Orden Pour le Mérite (Blue Max)
Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class
Josef Jacobs
Country: Germany
Rank: Leutnant
Units: FA 11
Jasta 7, 12, 22
Victories: 48
Born: 15 May 1894
Place of Birth: Kreuzkapelle, Rhineland
Died: 29 July 1978
Place of Death: Munich, Germany
 
 
Before he died in 1978, Josef Jacobs was the last surviving aviation recipient of the Orden Pour le Mérite.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
u/c 01 Feb 1916 FA 11   Caudron  
1 22 Mar 1916
-or-
12 May 1916
FSW   Balloon
-or-
EA
 
2 23 Jan 1917 FSW   Caudron R4 Terny Sorny
3 09 Feb 1917 1635 Jasta 22   Two-seater Cerny
u/c 06 Apr 1917 1930 Jasta 22   Balloon Blanzy-Vailly
4 13 Apr 1917 1955 Jasta 22   Farman Barisis
5 16 Apr 1917 p.m. Jasta 22   Balloon Laffaux
u/c 07 May 1917 Jasta 22   SPAD Braye
u/c 28 May 1917 Jasta 22   Nieuport  
u/c 26 Jun 1917 Jasta 22   SPAD Pontavert
u/c 27 Jun 1917 Jasta 22   SPAD Cerny
u/c 06 Jul 1917 Jasta 22   SPAD  
u/c 28 Jul 1917 0705 Jasta 22   SPAD Near Craonne
u/c 28 Jul 1917 1200 Jasta 22   SPAD Near Soissons
6 20 Aug 1917 1735 Jasta 7   Sopwith Triplane Langemarck
7 10 Sep 1917 1905 Jasta 7   SPAD Keyem
8 11 Sep 1917 0830 Jasta 7   Sopwith Camel Koekost
9 18 Oct 1917 0950 Jasta 7   D.H.4 Zillebeke Lake
10 09 Nov 1917 1530 Jasta 7   SPAD Woumen
11 06 Dec 1917 1035 Jasta 7   SPAD Passchendaele
u/c 08 Dec 1917 1355 Jasta 7   Sopwith Camel Passchendaele
12 18 Dec 1917 1545 Jasta 7   Sopwith Camel Dixmude
13 11 Apr 1918 1805 Jasta 7   R.E.8 W of Ostende
14 21 Apr 1918 1115 Jasta 7   Sopwith Camel S of Armentières
15 14 May 1918 1640 Jasta 7   Balloon N of Ypres
16 14 May 1918 1645 Jasta 7   Balloon NW of Ypres
17 23 May 1918 0940 Jasta 7   S.E.5a Kruisstraet
18 01 Jun 1918 0740 Jasta 7   Bristol F.2b NW of Dickebusch
19 05 Jun 1918 1120 Jasta 7   Sopwith Camel W of Bailleul
20 10 Jun 1918 0845 Jasta 7   Sopwith Camel S of Poperinghe
21 19 Jun 1918 2025 Jasta 7   R.E.8 E of Zwartelen
22 26 Jun 1918 2015 Jasta 7   Sopwith Camel Menin
23 17 Jul 1918 2110 Jasta 7   Sopwith Camel SW of Nieuport
24 19 Jul 1918 0930 Jasta 7   S.E.5a Moorslede
25 13 Sep 1918 1500 Jasta 7   R.E.8 Kemmel-Bailleul
26 15 Sep 1918 1900 Jasta 7   A.W.F.K.8 Passchendaele
27 16 Sep 1918 0840 Jasta 7   S.E.5a W of Menin
28 16 Sep 1918 1935 Jasta 7   Balloon Poperinghe
29 19 Sep 1918 1900 Jasta 7   Sopwith Camel  
30 21 Sep 1918 1210 Jasta 7   D.H.9 Dixmude
u/c 21 Sep 1918 1222 Jasta 7   D.H.9 NW of Roulers
31 24 Sep 1918 1835 Jasta 7   Sopwith Camel Dixmude-Moorslede
32 28 Sep 1918 Jasta 7   S.E.5a Moorslede
33 28 Sep 1918 Jasta 7   S.E.5a Moorslede
34 01 Oct 1918 Jasta 7   D.H.9  
35 02 Oct 1918 Jasta 7   D.H.9 Stadenberghe
36 02 Oct 1918 1032 Jasta 7   SPAD Houthulst Forest
37 03 Oct 1918 Jasta 7   Sopwith Camel Rumbeke
38 03 Oct 1918 Jasta 7   Sopwith Camel Rumbeke
39 04 Oct 1918 Jasta 7   SPAD  
40 07 Oct 1918 Jasta 7   Sopwith Camel  
41 08 Oct 1918 Jasta 7   Balloon Kemmelberg
42 09 Oct 1918 Jasta 7   Balloon SW of Dixmude
43 09 Oct 1918 Jasta 7   Balloon SW of Dixmude
44 14 Oct 1918 Jasta 7   Sopwith Camel  
45 15 Oct 1918 Jasta 7   Bréguet 14 N of Wervicq
46 19 Oct 1918 1130 Jasta 7   SPAD Wyndendaele
47 19 Oct 1918 Jasta 7   SPAD  
48 27 Oct 1918 Jasta 7   Bristol F.2b  
 
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