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Name: Otto Christian Schmidt Balloon-Buster
Knight's Cross with Swords of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class
Otto Schmidt
Country: Germany
Rank: Oberleutnant
Units: FAA 25
Jasta 5, 7, 29, 32
JG II, 11
Victories: 20
Born: 23 March 1885
Place of Birth: Neunkirchen, Saarland, Germany
Died: 24 July 1944
Place of Death: Neunkirchen, Saarland, Germany
 
 
In 1916, whilst serving with FFA 25, Otto Christian Schmidt was an observer for Renatus Theiller. He was wounded in action on 18 October 1917. Schmidt scored his 8th victory on 11 September 1917, shooting down a Nieuport scout piloted by English ace, Louis Jenkin.
 
Opponents
#8 Louis Fleeming JenkinEngland
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 20 Jun 1916 FA 25   EA  
2 11 Jul 1916 FA 25   Balloon  
3 25 Jun 1917 Jasta 7   Balloon Elsendamen
4 27 Jun 1917 1830 Jasta 7   Balloon Westvlederen
u/c 04 Jul 1917 Jasta 32   Farman S of Poehlberg
5 06 Jul 1917 1130 Jasta 32   SPAD Guyencourt
6 16 Jul 1917 1445 Jasta 32   Balloon Mourmelon le Petit
7 26 Aug 1917 1430 Jasta 29   Balloon S of Loos
8 11 Sep 1917 1930 Jasta 29   Nieuport Scout (B3635) NE of Bixschoote
u/c 14 Sep 1917 Jasta 29   Sopwith De Ruyter
9 16 Sep 1917 Jasta 29   Balloon SW of Forthem
10 28 Sep 1917 0815 Jasta 29   Sopwith Pup Bixschoote
11 26 Aug 1918 1645 Jasta 5   Balloon S of Morcourt
12 04 Sep 1918 1115 Jasta 5   Bristol F.2b Gouzeaucourt
u/c 04 Sep 1918 1450 Jasta 5   Balloon Loos
13 07 Sep 1918 1145 Jasta 5   Balloon SW of Bertincourt
14 20 Sep 1918 1037 Jasta 5   Bristol F.2b Fresnoy le Grand
15 24 Sep 1918 0830 Jasta 5   S.E.5a Rumaucourt
16 27 Sep 1918 1550 Jasta 5   Bristol F.2b Cattenieres
17 01 Oct 1918 1755 Jasta 5   S.E.5a Ferme de Pavillon
18 06 Oct 1918 1230 Jasta 5   R.E.8 E of Esnes
19 08 Oct 1918 0750 Jasta 5   R.E.8 Loos
20 04 Nov 1918 1145 Jasta 5   EA  
 
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