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Name: Emil Meinecke
Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class Emil Meinecke
Country: Germany
Rank: Leutnant
Units: FA 6
Victories: 6
Born: 20 July 1892
Place of Birth: Mannheim
Died: 02 May 1975
Place of Death: St. Catherine's, Ontario, Canada
Meinecke was a aircraft mechanic before he attended flight school. After training he became an instructor and was eventually sent to the Dardenelles where he achieved his first victory flying the Fokker E.III. After the war, he was employed as a mechanic and test pilot by the Fokker Aircraft Company in Holland. Following World War II, he assisted the U.S. Air Force with the Berlin Airlift before emmigrating to Canada in 1950.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 27 Jan 1917 FA 6   B.E.2c Near Yenishir
2 12 Feb 1917 FA 6   Farman F27 (N3021) Near Chanak
3 17 Feb 1917 FA 6   Bristol Scout (8996) Near Hamidge
4 20 Jan 1918 FA 6   Sopwith Baby (N1445) Off Nagara Point
5 23 Jan 1918 FA 6   Sopwith 1½ Strutter Over Maidos
u/c 24 Jan 1918 FA 6   Sopwith Gulf of Saros
6 29 Jan 1918 FA 6   Sopwith Camel Near Kilia
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