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Name: Fritz Pütter Balloon-Buster
Orden Pour le Mérite (Blue Max)
Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class
Fritz Pütter
Country: Germany
Rank: Leutnant
Units: FA 251
Jasta 9, 68
Victories: 25
Born: 14 January 1895
Place of Birth: Carthaus, Westfalen (Westphalia)
Died From Wounds: 10 August 1918 Died From Wounds
Place of Death: Bonn, Rhineland
 
 
When the war began, Pütter joined the infantry and distinguished himself in combat on the Eastern Front before transferring to the German Air Force in May 1916. After nearly a month in a military hospital, he died from severe burns received when his Fokker's incendiary ammunition ignited on 16 July 1918.
 
Opponents
#17 Paul Petit France
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 14 Apr 1917 1140 Jasta 9   Balloon E of Suippes
2 18 Aug 1917 1535 Jasta 9   Balloon S of Vauquois-Parois
3 19 Aug 1917 1500 Jasta 9   Balloon Vraincourt-Brancourt
4 01 Nov 1917 1225 Jasta 9   Balloon Massiges-St. Jean
5 01 Nov 1917 1226 Jasta 9   Balloon Hans
6 12 Jan 1918 Jasta 9   SPAD Binarville
7 12 Jan 1918 1205 Jasta 9   Balloon Mourmelon le Petit
8 14 Jan 1918 1030 Jasta 9   Balloon Vraincourt
9 19 Jan 1918 1610 Jasta 9   Nieuport E of Tahure
10 27 Jan 1918 1730 Jasta 9   Nieuport Dontrien
11 18 Mar 1918 Jasta 68   D.H.5 Beaurevoir
12 21 Mar 1918 1430 Jasta 68   S.E.5a (B63) Holnon Wood
13 24 Mar 1918 1700 Jasta 68   Sopwith Camel Assevillers
14 30 Mar 1918 0950 Jasta 68   Balloon Assainvillers
15 31 Mar 1918 1410 Jasta 68   Bréguet 14 Guerbigny
16 03 Apr 1918 Jasta 68   SPAD XIII Hergicourt
17 06 Apr 1918 Jasta 68   SPAD XIII (FTL) Moreuil
18 07 Apr 1918 1540 Jasta 68   Caudron R9 Moreuil
19 07 Apr 1918 1545 Jasta 68   S.E.5a Moreuil
20 11 Apr 1918 1925 Jasta 68   Sopwith Camel (D1827) Villers-aux-Erables
21 12 Apr 1918 1810 Jasta 68   S.E.5a Villers-aux-Erables
22 03 May 1918 1025 Jasta 68   SPAD XIII SE of Mailly
23 19 May 1918 1040 Jasta 68   S.E.5a (C6449) Bois de Hangard
24 30 May 1918 1120 Jasta 68   Bristol F.2b (C871) Castel-Montigny
25 30 May 1918 1305 Jasta 68   SPAD Lassigny
 
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