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Name: Otto Könnecke
Orden Pour le Mérite (Blue Max)
Golden Military Merit Cross
Knight's Cross with Swords of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
Iron Cross
Otto Könnecke
Country: Germany
Rank: Leutnant Könnecke's Insignia
Units: Jasta 5, 25
Victories: 35
Born: 20 December 1892
Place of Birth: Strassberg, Harz
Died: 25 January 1956
Place of Death: Bad Aibling
 
 
Könnecke entered the military in 1911 and learned to fly at Metz in 1913. When the war began, he was serving as a flight instructor. In December 1916, he was posted to Jasta 25 in Macedonia where he scored his first confirmed victory on 5 February 1917. At the end of April, Könnecke was sent to the Western Front where he often flew a green Albatros D.V with red trim and a black and white checkerboard insignia. As non-commissioned officers, Könnecke, Fritz Rumey and Josef Mai shot down 109 enemy aircraft while serving with Jasta 5.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
u/c 09 Jan 1917 Jasta 25   EA  
1 05 Feb 1917 Jasta 25   Farman NW of Mogila
2 06 Feb 1917 Jasta 25   Farman Monastir
3 28 May 1917 1350 Jasta 5   F.E.2b Beaumont
4 04 Jun 1917 0720 Jasta 5   F.E.2b S of Vendhuille
5 10 Aug 1917 0740 Jasta 5   D.H.5 Malassise-Ferme
6 18 Aug 1917 1050 Jasta 5   D.H.5 Ribécourt
7 21 Aug 1917 1605 Jasta 5   R.E.8 NW of Vaucelles Wood
8 17 Oct 1917 Jasta 5   Two-seater Origny
9 22 Nov 1917 0840 Jasta 5   Sopwith Camel Anneux
10 23 Nov 1917 1320 Jasta 5   D.H.5 Fontaine
11 05 Dec 1917 Jasta 5   Sopwith Camel Seranvillers
12 28 Jan 1918 1450 Jasta 5   S.E.5a Tilloy
u/c 03 Feb 1918 1230 Jasta 5   D.H.4 Villers Guislain
13 17 Mar 1918 1320 Jasta 5   R.E.8 Graincourt
14 23 Mar 1918 1125 Jasta 5   R.E.8 Hervilly
15 24 Mar 1918 Jasta 5   R.E.8  
16 01 Apr 1918 1245 Jasta 5   S.E.5a Albert
17 11 Apr 1918 1715 Jasta 5   S.E.5a Bapaume
18 12 Apr 1918 1850 Jasta 5   S.E.5a N of Albert
19 19 May 1918 Jasta 5   D.H.9 Villers Bretonneux
20 30 May 1918 Jasta 5   D.H.9 Dernancourt
21 30 May 1918 Jasta 5   Sopwith Camel Ribécourt
22 09 Jul 1918 Jasta 5   Bristol F.2b NE of Albert
23 19 Jul 1918 1755 Jasta 5   Sopwith Camel NE of Etinehem
24 08 Aug 1918 0905 Jasta 5   Bristol F.2b Mericourt
25 08 Aug 1918 1145 Jasta 5   S.E.5a W of Mericourt
26 08 Aug 1918 1845 Jasta 5   S.E.5a NW of Roman Camp
27 09 Aug 1918 Jasta 5   S.E.5a  
28 09 Aug 1918 1620 Jasta 5   Bristol F.2b  
29 09 Aug 1918 Jasta 5   S.E.5a  
30 12 Aug 1918 Jasta 5   Scout  
31 14 Aug 1918 Jasta 5   Bristol F.2b  
32 24 Aug 1918 1920 Jasta 5   S.E.5a (D6121) NE of Bapaume
33 18 Oct 1918 1745 Jasta 5   S.E.5a SE of Le Cateau
34 01 Nov 1918 Jasta 5   D.H.4 (F1068)  
35 04 Nov 1918 1145 Jasta 5   D.H.4 Mormal Wood
 
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