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Name: Friedrich Theodor Noltenius Balloon-Buster
Knight's Cross with Swords of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class
Friedrich Noltenius
Country: Germany
Rank: Leutnant
Units: FA(A) 234
Jasta 6, 11, 27
Victories: 21
Born: 08 January 1894
Place of Birth: Bremen
Died: 12 March 1936 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death: Johannistal Airport
 
 
Noltenius planned to follow his father into medicine but he joined an artillery regiment when the war began. He transferred to the German Air Force by the end of 1917 and scored his first victory over a Sopwith Dolphin in August 1918. On 15 September 1918, his Fokker D.VII was shot down by a Sopwith Camel piloted by American ace George Vaughn. Noltenius survived the incident to become one of the last German pilots to receive the Knight's Cross with Swords of the Order of the House of Hohenzollern.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 10 Aug 1918 1040 Jasta 27   Sopwith Dolphin Puzeaux
2 20 Aug 1918 1255 Jasta 27   Balloon N of Foret de Retz
3 30 Aug 1918 1750 Jasta 27   D.H.4 (D8385) S of Etaing
4 31 Aug 1918 1505 Jasta 27   S.E.5a (E5977) Roeux
5 02 Sep 1918 1100 Jasta 27   Sopwith Camel Etaing
6 02 Sep 1918 1130 Jasta 27   Sopwith Camel Rumaucourt
7 14 Sep 1918 1740 Jasta 27   Balloon Vis-en-Artois
8 16 Sep 1918 Jasta 27   Bristol F.2b -or- D.H.4  
9 17 Sep 1918 1530 Jasta 27   Balloon  
10 18 Sep 1918 1510 Jasta 27   Balloon  
11 20 Sep 1918 0745 Jasta 27   Sopwith Camel Marcoing
12 20 Sep 1918 1445 Jasta 27   Sopwith Camel Aubigny au Buc
u/c 21 Sep 1918 1830 Jasta 27   Sopwith Camel (FTL) Gavrelle
13 25 Sep 1918 Jasta 27   Sopwith Camel Cambrai
14 06 Oct 1918 1115 Jasta 6   Balloon Bois de Puvenelle
15 10 Oct 1918 1505 Jasta 6   SPAD Fontaine
16 23 Oct 1918 1245 Jasta 11   Balloon Chatel-Cheherry
17 23 Oct 1918 1605 Jasta 11   SPAD  
18 23 Oct 1918 1735 Jasta 11   Balloon Baulny
19 28 Oct 1918 1700 Jasta 11   Balloon Eglisfontaine
20 03 Nov 1918 1515 Jasta 11   D.H.4 Barricourt
21 04 Nov 1918 1650 Jasta 11   D.H.4 Carrignan
 
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