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Name: Max Ritter von Müller
Orden Pour le Mérite (Blue Max)
Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class
Knight's Cross of the Military Order of Max-Joseph
Max von Müller
Country: Germany
Rank: Leutnant
Units: FA 1
Jasta 2, 28
KEK B
Victories: 36
Born: 01 January 1887
Place of Birth: Rottenburg, Lower Bavaria
Killed In Action: 09 January 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Near Moorslede
 
 
While chauffeur to the Bavarian War Minister, Müller's constant request for a transfer to the Air Service was eventually approved. As Jasta Boelcke's acting commander, he attempted to shoot down an R.E.8 when he was attacked from behind by Robert Chidlaw-Roberts and Frank Soden of 60 Squadron. Müller was killed in action and fell from his Albatros D.V (5405/17) as it went down in flames near Moorslede.
 
Opponents
#7 EnglandWilliam Wright
#19 ScotlandMatthew Frew
#19 EnglandGeorge Brooke
#31 EnglandArthur Claydon
#36 EnglandKenneth Seth-Smith
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 10 Oct 1916 1100 Jasta 2   D.H.2 (A2540)  
2 20 Oct 1916 1750 Jasta 2   B.E.12 (6608)  
3 03 Nov 1916 1520 Jasta 2   F.E.2b (7026)  
4 16 Nov 1916 1045 Jasta 2   B.E.2e (7080)  
5 27 Nov 1916 Jasta 2   Nieuport 17 (A281)  
6 07 Apr 1917 1820 Jasta 28   F.E.2d (A6400)  
7 30 Apr 1917 1005 Jasta 28   Sopwith 1½ Strutter (A1080)  
8 02 May 1917 1615 Jasta 28   B.E.2e (6281)  
9 07 May 1917 1215 Jasta 28   F.E.2d  
10 12 May 1917 1525 Jasta 28   R.E.8 (A3243)  
11 23 May 1917 1615 Jasta 28   F.E.2d (A6468)  
12 24 May 1917 2050 Jasta 28   Nieuport 17 (B1642)  
13 27 May 1917 1215 Jasta 28   Sopwith 1½ Strutter (A8226)  
14 03 Jun 1917 1910 Jasta 28   Sopwith 1½ Strutter (A8272)  
15 07 Jun 1917 0915 Jasta 28   SPAD VII (B1527)  
16 07 Jun 1917 1145 Jasta 28   Sopwith Pup (A6157)  
17 08 Jun 1917 1910 Jasta 28   Sopwith Triplane (N6293)  
18 20 Jun 1917 1900 Jasta 28   R.E.8  
19 28 Jul 1917 1810 Jasta 28   Sopwith 1½ Strutter (A8228)  
u/c 10 Aug 1917 a.m. Jasta 28   Sopwith 1½ Strutter (A1004)  
20 10 Aug 1917 1010 Jasta 28   SPAD VII (B3523)  
21 10 Aug 1917 2030 Jasta 28   D.H.4 (A7529)  
22 17 Aug 1917 0705 Jasta 28   S.E.5 (A8903)  
23 19 Aug 1917 0815 Jasta 28   SPAD  
24 19 Aug 1917 1810 Jasta 28   Nieuport 17 (B1683)  
25 21 Aug 1917 0820 Jasta 28   Martinsyde G.100 (7276)  
26 21 Aug 1917 1925 Jasta 28   D.H.4 (A7555)  
27 09 Sep 1917 1930 Jasta 28   Sopwith Camel (B3916)  
28 22 Oct 1917 1625 Jasta 28   Sopwith Pup (B1782)  
29 22 Oct 1917 1625 Jasta 28   Sopwith Pup (B1834)  
30 06 Nov 1917 0930? Jasta 2   SPAD  
31 11 Nov 1917 1220 Jasta 2   D.H.5 (A9439)  
32 29 Nov 1917 1610 Jasta 2   D.H.?  
33 02 Dec 1917 0945 Jasta 2   D.H.4 (A7422)  
34 05 Dec 1917 1440 Jasta 2   S.E.5a  
35 07 Dec 1917 1155 Jasta 2   SPAD VII (B3559)  
36 16 Dec 1917 1410 Jasta 2   Sopwith Camel (B2450)  
 
Books
Under the Guns of the Kaiser's Aces
by Norman Franks and Hal Giblin, Grub Street, London, 2003
 
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