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Name: Eduard Ritter von Schleich
Orden Pour le Mérite (Blue Max)
Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class
Knight's Cross of the Military Order of Max-Joseph
Eduard von Schleich
Country: Germany
Rank: Hauptmann
Units: FA 2
Jasta 21, 32
JG IV
JGR 8
SS 28
Victories: 35
Born: 09 August 1888
Place of Birth: Munich
Died: 15 November 1947
Place of Death: Diessen, Bayern (Bavaria)
 
 
Flying an all black Albatros D.V, Eduard von Schleich was known as "The Black Knight" of Germany.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 25 May 1917 1645 Jasta 21   SPAD VII Moronvillers
2 17 Jun 1917 2045 Jasta 21   Sopwith 1½ Strutter Thuizy-Prosnes
3 21 Jun 1917 1115 Jasta 21   Caudron Auberive
4 29 Jun 1917 Jasta 21   Balloon W of Guyancourt
5 12 Jul 1917 1805 Jasta 21   AR2 SW of Bethelainville
6 13 Jul 1917 1810 Jasta 21   AR2 W of Cuisy
7 22 Aug 1917 Jasta 21   Caudron Borrus Wood
8 26 Aug 1917 Jasta 21   SPAD E of Esnes
9 03 Sep 1917 1730 Jasta 21   AR2 Foret de Hesse
10 03 Sep 1917 1735 Jasta 21   SPAD S of Foret de Hesse
11 04 Sep 1917 Jasta 21   AR2 S of Vauquois
12 05 Sep 1917 Jasta 21   SPAD Hill 304
13 06 Sep 1917 Jasta 21   Nieuport 12 S of Vauquois
14 11 Sep 1917 Jasta 21   AR2 S of Verdun
15 15 Sep 1917 0805 Jasta 21   Caudron Parois
16 16 Sep 1917 1845 Jasta 21   Caudron Hessen Wood
17 16 Sep 1917 1850 Jasta 21   SPAD Hessen Wood
18 18 Sep 1917 1040 Jasta 21   Caudron Verdun
19 19 Sep 1917 0635 Jasta 21   Caudron NE of Verdun
20 20 Sep 1917 1820 Jasta 21   Nieuport 12 N of Verdun
21 21 Sep 1917 1835 Jasta 21   Caudron W of Verdun
22 21 Sep 1917 1845 Jasta 21   AR2 Verdun
23 24 Sep 1917 0720 Jasta 21   AR2 W of Verdun
24 24 Sep 1917 0735 Jasta 21   EA SW of Verdun
25 29 Sep 1917 1630 Jasta 21   SPAD Bethelainville
26 08 May 1918 1230 JGR 8   S.E.5a Auchenvillers
27 08 May 1918 1232 JGR 8   S.E.5a Auchenvillers
28 08 May 1918 1235 JGR 8   S.E.5a Auchenvillers
29 11 Jun 1918 JGR 8   D.H.9 Engelbelmer
30 11 Jun 1918 JGR 8   EA Engelbelmer
31 02 Sep 1918 JGR 8   R.E.8 Bapaume
32 05 Sep 1918 JGR 8   Sopwith Dolphin Douai
33 09 Sep 1918 JGR 8   Sopwith Camel Queant
34 16 Sep 1918 JGR 8   A.W.F.K.8 Marquion
35 01 Oct 1918 1620 Jasta 21   Bréguet 14 Foret de Mondon
 
Books
Rampant Lion
The Life of Eduard Ritter Von Schleich, Germany's "Black Knight" of WWI; Darren J. Whiteside / Hardcover / A & S Pub. 2007
 
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