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Name: Johannes Janzen
Iron Cross, 1st and 2nd class Johannes Janzen
Country: Germany
Rank: Leutnant
Units: FEA 3
Jasta 4, 6, 23
Kasta 12
Victories: 13
Born: 21 May 1896
Place of Birth: Fronza, West Prussia
Died: 1980s
Place of Death:  
 
 
Janzen transferred to the German Air Force on 4 May 1916. After training with FEA 3 and Kasta 12, he was assigned to Jasta 23 on 28 November 1916. He scored his first victory with this unit before being reassigned to Jasta 6 on 16 October 1917. After scoring 3 more victories, he assumed command of Jasta 4 on 28 March 1918. A week later, he returned to Jasta 6 as the new CO, replacing Wilhelm Reinhard who was given command of JG I. Scoring his 5th victory on 4 May 1918, Janzen's Fokker DR.I was shot down five days later by a member of 209 Squadron. He survived the crash and scored 8 more victories before he was shot down again on 9 June 1918. On this occasion, the interrupter gear on his triplane malfunctioned during a dogfight with a SPAD and he shot off his own propellor. Janzen was captured and remained a prisoner until the end of the war.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 25 Feb 1917 1135 Jasta 23   Farman Loupmont
2 30 Nov 1917 1545 Jasta 6   Sopwith Camel SW of Marcoing
3 10 Dec 1917 1320 Jasta 6   S.E.5a SE of Gonnelieu
4 27 Mar 1918 0920 Jasta 6   R.E.8 S of d'Aveluy Wood
5 04 May 1918 1955 Jasta 6   SPAD S of Etinehem
6 15 May 1918 1250 Jasta 6   D.H.4 N of Hamel
7 17 May 1918 1115 Jasta 6   Bréguet 14 E of Cachy
8 20 May 1918 0930 Jasta 6   Sopwith Dolphin Hamel
9 30 May 1918 1030 Jasta 6   SPAD Beauvardes
10 02 Jun 1918 1720 Jasta 6   SPAD 2 W of Ploisy
11 05 Jun 1918 1140 Jasta 6   SPAD Vierzy
12 05 Jun 1918 2025 Jasta 6   SPAD La Ferté Milon
13 07 Jun 1918 0705 Jasta 6   SPAD E of Villers-Cotterêts
 
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