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Name: Edmund Nathanael
Iron Cross 1st class Edmund Nathanael
Country: Germany
Rank: Offizierstellvertreter
Unit: FFA 42
Jasta 5, 22
Victories: 15
Born: 18 December 1889
Place of Birth: Dielsdorf
Killed In Action: 11 May 1917 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Bourlon Wood
 
 
After serving with FFA 42, Nathanael was assigned to Jasta 22 in late 1916. In March 1917, he was reassigned to Jasta 5. Scoring his 14th victory on 30 April 1917, he was the first pilot to shoot down an S.E.5. Five days after scoring his 15th victory, Nathanael was killed in action during a fight with the SPADs of 23 Squadron. Shot down by Irish ace William Kennedy-Cochran-Patrick, Nathanael's Albatros burst into flames and lost its wings before it crashed.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 06 Mar 1917 1345 Jasta 5   Morane N of Guedecourt
2 11 Mar 1917 1245 Jasta 5   F.E.2b N of Beugny
3 24 Mar 1917 0900 Jasta 5   Sopwith 1½ Strutter Ecoust St. Mein
4 25 Mar 1917 0920 Jasta 5   Sopwith 1½ Strutter Velu
5 25 Mar 1917 0925 Jasta 5   Nieuport 17 E of Beugny
6 02 Apr 1917 a.m. Jasta 5   F.E.2b (6953) NE of Gouzeaucourt Wood
7 03 Apr 1917 1635 Jasta 5   F.E.2b (4987) N of Boursies
8 06 Apr 1917 0820 Jasta 5   F.E.2d (A6388) Douchy
9 13 Apr 1917 1935 Jasta 5   Balloon W of St. Quentin
10 22 Apr 1917 1410 Jasta 5   Balloon Bus
11 22 Apr 1917 2005 Jasta 5   SPAD Ribécourt
12 28 Apr 1917 1315 Jasta 5   Sopwith 1½ Strutter (A993) Le Vacquerie
13 29 Apr 1917 2100 Jasta 5   Nieuport Scout (A6745) Beaumont
14 30 Apr 1917 1005 Jasta 5   S.E.5 (A4866) E of Fresnoy
15 06 May 1917 1840 Jasta 5   Nieuport 17 N of Bourlon
 
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