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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
 
 
Josef Jacobs shot down Jean Matton near Keyem, Belgium on 10 September 1917. Before he died in 1978, 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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