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Name: Helmut Steinbrecher
Iron Cross 1st and 2nd Class
Country: Germany
Rank: Leutnant
Units: FA 17
FA(A) 274
Jasta 46
Victories: 5
Born: 30 June 1896
Place of Birth: Dresden
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
Shot down in flames NW of Albert by Edward Drake on the evening of 27 June 1918, Steinbrecher survived with the aid of a parachute. He was the first pilot to successfully deploy a parachute in combat.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 12 Mar 1918 1050 Jasta 46   S.E.5a Houthulst
2 31 May 1918 a.m. Jasta 46   Sopwith Camel (C8217) S of Albert
3 30 Jun 1918 p.m. Jasta 46   Sopwith Camel (D6564) E of Albert
4 31 Aug 1918 1450 Jasta 46   R.E.8 Fremicourt
5 30 Oct 1918 Jasta 46   EA  
 
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