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Name: Stefan Kirmaier
Knight's Cross of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
Iron Cross 1st class
Stefan Kirmaier
Country: Germany
Rank: Oberleutnant
Units: FA(A) 203
Jasta 2
KEK Jametz
Victories: 11
Born: 28 July 1889
Place of Birth: Lachen
Killed In Action: 22 November 1916 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Les Boeufs
 
 
After transferring from the infantry to the German Air Service, Kirmaier served with FA(A) 203 before joining KEK J in 1916. Here he scored three victories, including one balloon, during the month of July. On 5 October 1916, he was reassigned to Jasta 2 under Oswald Boelcke. Toward the end of the month, Boelcke was killed and Kirmaier assumed command of Jasta 2. Less than a month later, in a dogfight with two of 24 Squadron's D.H.2s, Kirmaier was killed in action when his Albatros D.II was shot down by Kelvin Crawford and John Andrews.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 02 Jul 1916 KEK Jametz   B.E.2c (2654?) S of Bapaume
2 11 Jul 1916 KEK Jametz   Balloon  
3 15 Jul 1916 KEK Jametz   EA  
4 17 Oct 1916 1210 Jasta 2   F.E.2b NE of Bapaume
5 21 Oct 1916 a.m. Jasta 2   B.E.2c (2546) Ecoust
6 26 Oct 1916 1650 Jasta 2   B.E.2c Grandcourt
7 26 Oct 1916 1720 Jasta 2   D.H.2 Le Transloy
8 01 Nov 1916 1500 Jasta 2   B.E.2d (5874) Le Sars
9 09 Nov 1916 0915 Jasta 2   B.E.2c (2502) Mory
10 16 Nov 1916 1545 Jasta 2   Sopwith 1½ Strutter (9677) S of Bancourt
11 20 Nov 1916 0900 Jasta 2   B.E.2c Miraumont
 
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