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Name: Arthur Laumann
Orden Pour le Mérite (Blue Max)
Knight's Cross of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
Iron Cross 1st class
Arthur Laumann [Thanks to Carsten Kopke at Arrowsoft Verlag]
Country: Germany
Rank: Leutnant
Units: FA(A) 265
Jasta 10, 66
Victories: 28
Born: 04 July 1894
Place of Birth: Essen
Died: 18 November 1970
Place of Death: Münster
 
 
After two years in an artillery regiment, Laumann's request for a transfer to the German Air Force was approved. While with Jasta 66, his first victory was over a SPAD during the dogfight in which his commander, Rudolf Windisch, was killed. Laumann, who's Fokker D.VII carried the initials " AL" on the fuselage, was the last member of Jagdgeschwader I to be awarded the Blue Max.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 27 May 1918 Jasta 66   SPAD 2 Couvrelles
2 25 Jun 1918 Jasta 66   SPAD  
3 25 Jun 1918 Jasta 66   SPAD  
4 28 Jun 1918 Jasta 66   SPAD  
5 01 Jul 1918 Jasta 66   Nieuport 28  
6 04 Jul 1918 Jasta 66   SPAD Villers-Cotterêts
7 15 Jul 1918 Jasta 66   Bréguet 14  
8 17 Jul 1918 Jasta 66   Bréguet 14  
9 18 Jul 1918 Jasta 66   SPAD 2 Festigny
10 18 Jul 1918 Jasta 66   SPAD 2 Billy
11 18 Jul 1918 Jasta 66   Bréguet 14 Villers-Cotterêts
12 19 Jul 1918 Jasta 66   SPAD 2 Villers-Cotterêts
13 22 Jul 1918 Jasta 66   Bréguet 14 La Ferté Milon
14 29 Jul 1918 Jasta 66   Bréguet 14 Villers-Cotterêts
15 31 Jul 1918 Jasta 66   SPAD  
16 02 Aug 1918 Jasta 66   SPAD  
u/c 06 Aug 1918 Jasta 66   SPAD 2 S of Braisne
17 07 Aug 1918 Jasta 66   Balloon  
18 09 Aug 1918 Jasta 66   SPAD Reims
19 09 Aug 1918 Jasta 66   SPAD S of Reims
20 09 Aug 1918 Jasta 66   SPAD S of Reims
21 10 Aug 1918 Jasta 66   D.H.9  
22 10 Aug 1918 Jasta 66   D.H.9  
23 11 Aug 1918 Jasta 66   SPAD 2  
24 19 Aug 1918 Jasta 66   S.E.5a  
25 22 Aug 1918 0842 Jasta 10   S.E.5a Bapaume
26 22 Aug 1918 1245 Jasta 10   S.E.5a Becourt-Becordel
27 30 Aug 1918 1745 Jasta 10   Sopwith Camel NW of Bray-sur-Somme
28 04 Sep 1918 0955 Jasta 10   EA Estrées
 
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