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Name: Hans Martin Pippart Balloon-Buster
Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class Hans Pippart [Thanks to Carsten Kopke at Arrowsoft Verlag]
Country: Germany
Rank: Leutnant
Units: FA(A) 220
Jasta 13, 19
Kasta 1
Victories: 22
Born: 14 May 1888
Place of Birth: Mannheim, Baden
Died: 11 August 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Near Noyon
 
 
As an experienced pilot and aircraft manufacturer, Pippart volunteered for the German Air Force when the war began. An instructor before transferring to the Eastern Front, he achieved his first victories flying a Roland D.II against Russian aircraft and balloons during the summer of 1917. On 11 August 1918, after attacking an enemy balloon, Pippart was forced to jump from his damaged Fokker. He was killed when his parachute failed to open.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 25 May 1917 Kasta 1   Farman Troscianiac, NW of Silvko
2 20 Jun 1917 Kasta 1   Balloon Kolodzie Jowska
3 26 Jun 1917 Kasta 1   Balloon Delejow, Near Lany
4 25 Aug 1917 Kasta 1   Balloon Ryngacz, E of Czernowitz
5 04 Oct 1917 Kasta 1   Sopwith Cermanowka
6 23 Oct 1917 Kasta 1   Balloon Syzrowzy
7 21 Feb 1918 1635 Jasta 13   Balloon NW of La Fère
8 06 Mar 1918 1040 Jasta 13   S.E.5a Fort Mayot
9 01 Apr 1918 1820 Jasta 13   Balloon W of Montdidier
10 20 Apr 1918 1500 Jasta 13   Bréguet 14 W of Chauny
11 02 May 1918 1315 Jasta 19   Bréguet 14 Noyon-Roye
12 04 May 1918 2000 Jasta 19   SPAD XIII SE of Montdidier
13 06 May 1918 2030 Jasta 19   SPAD XIII NW of Montdidier
14 30 May 1918 Jasta 19   Bréguet 14 Cuts-Charlepont
15 12 Jun 1918 Jasta 19   S.E.5a (D3960) Lagny
16 15 Jul 1918 Jasta 19   SPAD XIII NW of St. Menehould
17 16 Jul 1918 Jasta 19   SPAD XII Suippes
18 17 Jul 1918 1215 Jasta 19   Bréguet 14  
19 19 Jul 1918 1930 Jasta 19   SPAD XIII Chassins-Dormans
20 22 Jul 1918 1030 Jasta 19   Caudron R.11 Dormans-Mourmelon
21 22 Jul 1918 1035 Jasta 19   SPAD XIII Mourmelon
22 11 Aug 1918 1700 Jasta 19   Balloon Vrely
 
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