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Name: Walter Kypke
Knight's Cross with Swords of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class
Walter Kypke
Country: Germany
Rank: Leutnant
Units: FFA 2, 57
Jasta 14, 41, 47
KEK Avillers
Kest 5
Victories: 9
Born: 22 September 1893
Place of Birth: Stettin
Died: 06 June 1924 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death: Magdeburg
 
 
Following pilot training in 1915, Kypke served with various units of the German Air Force. In August 1916, he scored his first victory with KEK A followed by 4 more victories as a member of Jasta 41 in 1917. On 27 October 1917, Kypke assumed command of Kest 5 and scored his 6th victory before becoming commander of Jasta 47 on 26 December 1917. He remained with this unit until the end of the war and scored 3 more victories during 1918.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 Aug 1916 KEK Avillers   EA  
2 03 Sep 1917 Jasta 41   Salmson Rodern
3 16 Sep 1917 Jasta 41   Sopwith 1½ Strutter Colmar
4 16 Oct 1917 1130 Jasta 41   Salmson 2A2 E of Obertraubach
5 16 Oct 1917 1635 Jasta 41   AR2 S of Courtelevant
6 07 Nov 1917 Kest 5   Nieuport Hagenbach
7 12 Apr 1918 Jasta 47   R.E.8 Merris
8 25 May 1918 1930 Jasta 47   R.E.8 Beythem
9 16 Jul 1918 1430 Jasta 47   SPAD  
 
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