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Name: Viktor von Pressentin von Rautter
Golden Military Merit Cross
Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class
Viktor von Pressentin
Country: Germany
Rank: Leutnant
Units: Jasta 4, 59
Victories: 15
Born: 08 May 1896
Place of Birth: Willkam, Konigsburg
Killed in Action: 31 May 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death: SW of Soissons
 
 
Pressentin von Rautter served with the 3rd Guards Uhlan Regiment before transferring to aviation on 1 August 1917. Three days after he joined Jasta 59 on 11 March 1918, he was reassigned to Jasta 4. Downing 15 enemy aircraft by the end of May, he was shot down in flames moments after scoring his final victory.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 28 Mar 1918 0930 Jasta 4   Sopwith Camel NE of Suzanne
2 03 Apr 1918 1005 Jasta 4   F.K.8 Blagny-Tronville
3 12 Apr 1918 1400 Jasta 4   SPAD Bayonvillers
4 03 May 1918 1750 Jasta 4   Bréguet 14 Chuignes
5 06 May 1918 0815 Jasta 4   R.E.8 Mericourt
6 09 May 1918 1315 Jasta 4   D.H.9 (A4494) Wiencourt
7 10 May 1918 1640 Jasta 4   Bristol F.2b Chuignes
8 10 May 1918 2030 Jasta 4   D.H.9 Rosières
9 15 May 1918 1215 Jasta 4   Sopwith Camel S of Aubercourt
10 15 May 1918 1705 Jasta 4   Bréguet 14 Harbonnières
11 17 May 1918 1715 Jasta 4   S.E.5a E of Foucaucourt
12 18 May 1918 1240 Jasta 4   D.H.4 Aubercourt
13 20 May 1918 1125 Jasta 4   D.H.4 Warfusée
14 27 May 1918 1815 Jasta 4   Bréguet 14 Pont Arcy
15 31 May 1918 1255 Jasta 4   Bréguet 14 SW of Soissons
 
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