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Name: Karl Emil Schäfer
Orden Pour le Mérite (Blue Max)
Knight's Cross with Swords of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class
Karl Emil Schäfer [Thanks to Carsten Kopke at Arrowsoft Verlag]
Country: Germany
Rank: Leutnant
Units: Jasta 11, 28
Kasta 8, 11
Victories: 30
Born: 17 December 1891
Place of Birth: Krefeld
Died: 05 June 1917 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Becelaere-Zandvoorde
 
 
Schäfer was killed when his Albatros D.III was shot down by English aces Harold Satchell and Thomas Lewis.
 
Opponents
#17 Lancelot RichardsonAustralia
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 22 Jan 1917 Kasta 11   Caudron W of Pont-a-Mousson
2 04 Mar 1917 1150 Jasta 11   Sopwith 1½ Strutter (A1109) SW of Haisnes
u/c 04 Mar 1917 Jasta 11   D.H.2 -or- F.E.8 Near Lens
u/c 04 Mar 1917 Jasta 11   D.H.2 -or- F.E.8 Near Bethune
3 06 Mar 1917 1145 Jasta 11   Sopwith 1½ Strutter (A978) Lens
4 06 Mar 1917 1155 Jasta 11   Sopwith 1½ Strutter Lens
5 09 Mar 1917 1120 Jasta 11   F.E.8 (6397) Faschoda
6 09 Mar 1917 1122 Jasta 11   F.E.8 (4874) Pont-a-Vendin
7 11 Mar 1917 1120 Jasta 11   B.E.2c (6232) Loosbogen
8 24 Mar 1917 0900 Jasta 11   Sopwith 1½ Strutter Anzin, near Arras
9 03 Apr 1917 1620 Jasta 11   F.E.2d (6371) S of Lens
10 06 Apr 1917 1020 Jasta 11   B.E.2 Givenchy
11 06 Apr 1917 1037 Jasta 11   B.E.2 W of Vimy
12 07 Apr 1917 1745 Jasta 11   Nieuport 23 Mecatal
13 08 Apr 1917 1440 Jasta 11   D.H.4 Epinoy
14 09 Apr 1917 1900 Jasta 11   B.E.2d (5742) Aise Roulette
15 11 Apr 1917 0910 Jasta 11   Bristol F.2a (A3318) Fampaux
16 11 Apr 1917 1250 Jasta 11   B.E.2e Arras
17 13 Apr 1917 1830 Jasta 11   F.E.2b (A6372) Le Point du Jour
18 14 Apr 1917 1705 Jasta 11   F.E.2b (4877) Lievin-Eleu
19 14 Apr 1917 1720 Jasta 11   B.E -or- Bristol F.2a La Coulette
20 21 Apr 1917 1745 Jasta 11   Nieuport Scout (A6797) E of Fresnes
21 22 Apr 1917 2020 Jasta 11   F.E.2b NW of Moncy-Tilloy
22 25 Apr 1917 1040 Jasta 11   F.E.2b (A837) Bailleul
23 25 Apr 1917 2030 Jasta 11   Bristol F.2a (A3352) Bahnhoff Roeux
24 01 May 1917 1240 Jasta 28   Farman Dixmude
25 01 May 1917 1300 Jasta 28   Nieuport Scout E of Poperinghe
26 09 May 1917 1900 Jasta 28   Sopwith 1½ Strutter Warneton
27 18 May 1917 1110 Jasta 28   F.E.2d Hollebeke
28 23 May 1917 1615 Jasta 28   F.E.2d Warenton
29 23 May 1917 1845 Jasta 28   Sopwith Pup Wytschaetebogen
30 04 Jun 1917 1410 Jasta 28   D.H.4 (A7420) Moorslede
 
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