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Name: Hans von Keudell
Knight's Cross with Swords of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern Hans von Keudell
Country: Germany
Rank: Leutnant
Units: BAO
Jasta 1, 27
KEK B
Victories: 12
Born: 05 April 1892
Place of Birth:
Killed In Action: 15 February 1917 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Near Vlammertinghe
Cemetery: Ferme Olivier British Military Cemetery Image
 
 
Hans von Keudell began his military career as a cadet in 1904 and joined the Kaiser Alexander II von Russland Uhlan Regiment #3 in 1911. After serving in combat in Poland and France, he transferred to the German Air Force on 7 June 1915 and received preliminary training as a two-seater pilot at Adlershof. Posted to Breiftauben Abteilung Ostende at Ghistelle on 13 December 1915, von Keudell took part in the Verdun offensive and flew missions over Dunkirk and Toul. After training on single-seat fighters in the summer of 1916, he was posted to KEK B on 4 August but was reassigned to Jasta 1 when it was formed on 22 August. Credited with 11 victories, von Keudell left Jasta 1 to form Jagdstaffel 27 on 5 February 1917. Killed in action just 10 days later, evidence suggests he scored Jasta 27's first victory before being shot down by members of 1 and 46 Squadrons.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 31 Aug 1916 0800 Jasta 1   Martinsyde G.100 Beaumetz
2 07 Sep 1916 Jasta 1   Nieuport 11 NE of Miraumont
3 26 Oct 1916 1540 Jasta 1   Nieuport 17 (A133) Brevillers
4 28 Oct 1916 0930 Jasta 1   B.E.12 (C6483) Courcellette
5 09 Nov 1916 1030 Jasta 1   D.H.2 (A2543) Grevillers-Bapaume
6 09 Nov 1916 1400 Jasta 1   D.H.2 (7925) Wancourt-Tilloy
7 10 Nov 1916 1230 Jasta 1   Sopwith 1½ Strutter (A885) Havrincourt Wood
8 16 Nov 1916 0900 Jasta 1   Nieuport 17 (A225) Serre-Beaucourt
9 17 Nov 1916 1200 Jasta 1   F.E.2b (6950) Guedecourt
10 22 Nov 1916 1415 Jasta 1   D.H.2 (A2607) Biefvillers
11 24 Jan 1917 1310 Jasta 1   Sopwith Pup (N5198) Bihucourt
12 15 Feb 1917 1640 Jasta 27 Albatros D.III Nieuport 17 Boesinghe
 
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