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Name: Paul Strähle
Knight's Cross of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class
Paul Strähle
Country: Germany
Rank: Leutnant
Units: FA(A) 213
Jasta 18, 57
Victories: 15
Born: 20 May 1893
Place of Birth: Schorndorf, Württemburg
Died: 1985
Place of Death:  
 
 
Strähle joined the army on 1 October 1913. Early in the war, he served in the infantry but transferred to the German Air Force in 1915. He was posted to FA(A) 213 on 15 July 1916 and trained on fighters in the fall before joining Jasta 18 on 27 October 1916. He scored seven victories in 1917 and on 1 January 1918, he assumed command of Jasta 57. Before he was wounded in action on 27 September 1918, he scored eight more victories. He later became an automobile manufacturer and returned to service as a Major der Reserve during World War II.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 14 Feb 1917 1700 Jasta 18   F.E.2b Zuidschoote
2 11 Mar 1917 1215 Jasta 18   Sopwith 1½ Strutter Zillebeke
3 17 Mar 1917 1120 Jasta 18   Nieuport Scout (A6617) Wervicq
4 29 Apr 1917 p.m. Jasta 18   F.E.2d (A6391) N of Courtrai
5 13 May 1917 Jasta 18   F.E.2d Polygon Wood
6 25 May 1917 0845 Jasta 18   Nieuport Scout (A6678) N of Wervicq
7 26 May 1917 0700 Jasta 18   Nieuport 17 (B1685) W of Roubaix
8 17 Apr 1918 1500 Jasta 57   R.E.8 NE of Nieppe
9 17 Apr 1918 Jasta 57   Sopwith Camel NE of Vieux-Berquin
10 19 May 1918 2030 Jasta 57   D.H.9 Houthem-Kemmel
11 24 Jun 1918 0730 Jasta 57   D.H.9 E of Montdidier
12 15 Aug 1918 1005 Jasta 57   SPAD Tahure
13 27 Aug 1918 0845 Jasta 57   Sopwith Camel W of Cherisy
14 29 Aug 1918 Jasta 57   Sopwith Camel Brebieres
15 29 Aug 1918 Jasta 57   Sopwith Camel S of Brebieres
 
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