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Name: Karl Thom
Orden Pour le Mérite (Blue Max)
Golden Military Merit Cross
Knight's Cross with Swords of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class
Karl Thom [Thanks to Carsten Kopke at Arrowsoft Verlag]
Country: Germany
Rank: Leutnant Thom's Insignia
Units: FFA 48, 216, 234
Jasta 21
Victories: 27
Born: 19 May 1893
Place of Birth: Freystadt, Westpreussen (West Prussia)
Died: 03 March 1945
Place of Death: Pillau, Ostpreussen (East Prussia)
 
 
Thom was wounded in action on 23 December 1917, 11 August 1918 and badly injured in a crash landing on 9 November 1918.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 22 Aug 1917 Jasta 21   AR2 S of Avocourt
2 03 Sep 1917 1730 Jasta 21   Caudron Foret de Hesse
3 11 Sep 1917 Jasta 21   Nieuport 12 Verdun
4 17 Sep 1917 Jasta 21   AR2 Morte Homme
5 18 Sep 1917 1050 Jasta 21   SPAD W of Verdun
6 18 Sep 1917 1655 Jasta 21   AR2 Hessen Wood
7 18 Sep 1917 1720 Jasta 21   Caudron R4 NE of Cumieres
8 19 Sep 1917 Jasta 21   AR2 N of Verdun
9 19 Sep 1917 Jasta 21   AR2 E of Verdun
10 22 Sep 1917 1115 Jasta 21   AR2 Verdun
11 22 Sep 1917 1122 Jasta 21   AR2 Bourrus
12 26 Sep 1917 Jasta 21   Caudron S of Hessen Wood
13 29 Oct 1917 1110 Jasta 21   SPAD Fleury
14 01 Dec 1917 1145 Jasta 21   Caudron Samogneux
u/c 01 Dec 1917 Jasta 21   SPAD (FTL) S of Forges Wood
15 11 Jun 1918 0810 Jasta 21   Bréguet 14 S of Crepy
16 14 Jun 1918 0845 Jasta 21   SPAD Villers-Cotterêts
17 18 Jun 1918 1045 Jasta 21   SPAD Villers-Cotterêts
18 27 Jun 1918 1202 Jasta 21   SPAD Crezancy
19 28 Jun 1918 Jasta 21   SPAD Bois de Mandry
20 15 Jul 1918 0632 Jasta 21   SPAD 2 SW of Pourcy
21 16 Jul 1918 2027 Jasta 21   SPAD S of Pourcy
22 24 Jul 1918 0655 Jasta 21   Sopwith Camel Blesmes
23 24 Jul 1918 0700 Jasta 21   Sopwith Camel Courtemont
24 24 Jul 1918 1105 Jasta 21   S.E.5a E of La Ferté
25 25 Jul 1918 0810 Jasta 21   S.E.5a SW of Hartennes
26 01 Aug 1918 1245 Jasta 21   SPAD NW of Le Charmel
27 04 Aug 1918 1937 Jasta 21   SPAD N of Arcy
 
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