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Name: Fritz Gustav August Kosmahl
Knight's Cross with Swords of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class
Fritz Kosmahl [Thanks to Carsten Kopke at Arrowsoft Verlag]
Country: Germany
Rank: Offizierstellvertreter
Units: FA 22
FA(A) 261
Jasta 26
Victories: 9
Born: 05 September 1892
Place of Birth: Leipzig
Died From Wounds: 26 September 1917 Died From Wounds
Place of Death:  
On 10 October 1916, Manfred von Richthofen engaged and badly damaged an F.E.2b. Continuing to fire upon the smoking two-seater, Richthofen was forced to withdraw when he was suddenly attacked from the rear. Kosmahl and his observer, Oberleutnant Neubürger, took this opportunity to move in for the kill and shot down the badly damaged aircraft. What might have been the Red Baron's fifth victory became the third for Kosmahl.

One of the earliest recipients of the Knight's Cross with Swords of the Order of the House of Hohenzollern, Kosmahl died from a stomach wound received in combat near Poelcapelle on 22 September 1917.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 1916 FA 22   EA  
2 1916 FA 22   EA  
3 10 Oct 1916 FA 22   F.E.2b (4292) Roeux
4 02 Feb 1917 FA 261   Sopwith Pup (N5191) Hermies
5 11 Mar 1917 FA 261   F.E.2b S of Beugny
6 17 Aug 1917 1110 Jasta 26   F.E.2d Zonnebeke
7 09 Sep 1917 1900 Jasta 26   Sopwith Camel Westroosebeke
8 19 Sep 1917 1755 Jasta 26   Sopwith Triplane (N5490) Passchendaele
9 20 Sep 1917 1150 Jasta 26   Sopwith Triplane (N5459) Passchendaele
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