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Name: Fritz Rumey
Orden Pour le Mérite (Blue Max)
Iron Cross 2nd class
Fritz Rumey
Country: Germany
Rank: Leutnant
Units: FA(A) 19
Jasta 2, 5
Victories: 45
Born: 03 March 1891
Place of Birth: Konigsberg
Killed In Action: 27 September 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Neuville St. Rémy
 
 
When the war began, Rumey was serving with the 45th Infantry Regiment. After serving with the 3rd Grenadier Regiment on the Russian Front, he transferred to the German Air Force in the summer of 1915. Serving first as an observer with FA(A) 219, he completed Jastaschule and was assigned to Jasta 2 in May 1917. The following month, he joined Jasta 5. He was wounded in action on 25 August 1917 and again on 24 September 1917. Rumey's 25th victory came on 26 June 1918, when he shot down a Sopwith Camel flown by Canadian ace Edward Eaton. Three days later, in his last dogfight, Rumey's Fokker D.VII was badly damaged when he collided with an S.E.5a flown by South African ace George Lawson. Rumey jumped from his plane but was killed when his parachute failed to open.
 
Opponents
#3 Gerard CroleScotland
#23 James DaweEngland
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 06 Jul 1917 1000 Jasta 5   Balloon Boursies
2 19 Aug 1917 0820 Jasta 5   R.E.8 (A4266) Epehy
3 22 Nov 1917 0910 Jasta 5   Sopwith Camel (B6267) Marcoing
4 23 Nov 1917 1200 Jasta 5   Sopwith Camel Bourlon Wood
5 23 Nov 1917 1300 Jasta 5   A.W.F.K.8 (B316) SW of Marcoing
6 13 Jan 1918 1230 Jasta 5   Bristol F.2b (A7174) S of Beaumont
7 28 Jan 1918 1215 Jasta 5   Bristol F.2b Graincourt
8 29 Jan 1918 1210 Jasta 5   D.H.4 (A7600) St. Quentin
9 26 Feb 1918 1600 Jasta 5   D.H.4 (A7697) N of Bussigny
10 17 Mar 1918 1025 Jasta 5   S.E.5a Marcoing
11 23 Mar 1918 1320 Jasta 5   Sopwith Dolphin (C3905) Cartigny
12 24 Mar 1918 Jasta 5   R.E.8  
13 28 Mar 1918 0910 Jasta 5   Sopwith Camel Bray-sur-Somme
14 12 Apr 1918 1900 Jasta 5   Sopwith Dolphin NW of Albert
15 02 May 1918 p.m. Jasta 5   Sopwith Camel (C8296) Villers Bretonneux
16 09 May 1918 Jasta 5   Bréguet 14 N of Villequier
17 10 May 1918 Jasta 5   S.E.5a (D5993) E of Hamel
18 16 May 1918 Jasta 5   S.E.5a (C1847) SW of Courcelette
19 17 May 1918 Jasta 5   S.E.5a Puzieux
20 18 May 1918 Jasta 5   SPAD Moreuil
21 20 May 1918 Jasta 5   Sopwith Camel S of Morlancourt
22 02 Jun 1918 1910 Jasta 5   Sopwith Camel Hangard
23 07 Jun 1918 Jasta 5   S.E.5a (B611) Rosières
24 25 Jun 1918 Jasta 5   S.E.5a (C1800) W of Albert
25 26 Jun 1918 2025 Jasta 5   Sopwith Camel E of Bouzincourt
26 27 Jun 1918 Jasta 5   Sopwith Dolphin (D3691) Near Somme
27 27 Jun 1918 Jasta 5   Sopwith Camel Bray-sur-Somme
28 01 Jul 1918 Jasta 5   Sopwith Camel  
29 03 Jul 1918 Jasta 5   Sopwith Camel  
30 03 Sep 1918 1847 Jasta 5   D.H.9 N of Bertincourt
31 04 Sep 1918 1830 Jasta 5   Sopwith Camel Queant
32 05 Sep 1918 1005 Jasta 5   S.E.5a N of Bouchain
33 07 Sep 1918 1125 Jasta 5   D.H.4 (A7587) St. Quentin
34 14 Sep 1918 1110 Jasta 5   S.E.5a (D6131) S of Le Catelet
35 16 Sep 1918 0900 Jasta 5   D.H.9a Villers-Guislain
36 16 Sep 1918 1230 Jasta 5   S.E.5a Marquion
37 16 Sep 1918 1235 Jasta 5   Sopwith Camel (F5958) Marquion
38 17 Sep 1918 0905 Jasta 5   S.E.5a Rumilly
39 17 Sep 1918 1300 Jasta 5   Sopwith Camel (D9513) NW of Cambrai
40 17 Sep 1918 1910 Jasta 5   Sopwith Camel SW of Cambrai
41 23 Sep 1918 1815 Jasta 5   Sopwith Dolphin (D3741) SW of Baralle/Queant
42 24 Sep 1918 0820 Jasta 5   S.E.5a S of Buissy
43 26 Sep 1918 1410 Jasta 5   D.H.4 Gouzeaucourt
44 26 Sep 1918 1805 Jasta 5   Bristol F.2b (E2163) Cambrai
45 27 Sep 1918 1208 Jasta 5   Sopwith Camel E of Marquion
 
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