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Name: Kurt Robert Wilhelm Wolff
Orden Pour le Mérite (Blue Max)
Knight's Cross with Swords of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class
Kurt Wolff
Country: Germany
Rank: Oberleutnant
Units: Jasta 11, 29
Victories: 33
Born: 06 February 1895
Place of Birth: Greifswald, Pomerania
Died: 15 September 1917 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Near Moorslede
 
 
A former railway transportation officer, Wolff entered the military in 1912 and transferred to the German Air Force in July 1915. On his very first flight, Wolff survived a crash that dislocated his shoulder and killed the plane's pilot. On 5 November 1916, Wolff was posted to Jasta 11 but failed to score any victories until Manfred von Richthofen assumed command of the unit in January 1917. Scoring his 9th victory on 11 April 1917, Wolff downed a Bristol Fighter flown by Irish ace David Tidmarsh. On 6 May, having achieved 28 victories, Wolff was given command of Jasta 29. With this unit, he scored two more victories before returning to command Jasta 11 on 2 July 1917. Wounded nine days later, his left hand was injured in a dogfight with 10 Naval Squadron. When he returned to duty on 11 September 1917, he began flying one of the new Fokker Triplanes. Four days later, in another encounter with 10 Naval Squadron, Wolff was shot down by a Sopwith Camel flown by Norman McGregor. His Dreidecker, the first of its kind to be lost in aerial combat, went into a spin and crashed.
Bavaria, Germany, WWI Personnel Rosters, 1914-1918
 
Opponents
#9 David TidmarshIreland
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 06 Mar 1917 1230 Jasta 11   B.E.2d (5856)  
2 09 Mar 1917 1020 Jasta 11   F.E.8 (6456)  
3 17 Mar 1917 1145 Jasta 11   Sopwith 1½ Strutter (A1097)  
4 30 Mar 1917 1145 Jasta 11   Nieuport 17 (A273)  
5 31 Mar 1917 0750 Jasta 11   F.E.2b (7691)  
6 06 Apr 1917 1015 Jasta 11   R.E.8 (A3421)  
7 07 Apr 1917 1745 Jasta 11   Nieuport 17 (A6766)  
8 08 Apr 1917 1430 Jasta 11   D.H.4 (A2141)  
9 11 Apr 1917 0910 Jasta 11   Bristol F.2a (A3338)  
10 13 Apr 1917 0856 Jasta 11   R.E.8 (A3225)  
11 13 Apr 1917 1235 Jasta 11   F.E.2b (A827)  
12 13 Apr 1917 1630 Jasta 11   Nieuport 23 (A6768)  
13 13 Apr 1917 1852 Jasta 11   Martinsyde G.102 (A1564)  
14 14 Apr 1917 0920 Jasta 11   Nieuport 17 (B1511)  
15 14 Apr 1917 1829 Jasta 11   SPAD VII (A6746)  
16 16 Apr 1917 1030 Jasta 11   Nieuport 17 (B1509)  
17 21 Apr 1917 1730 Jasta 11   B.E.2e (2766)  
18 21 Apr 1917 1745 Jasta 11   Nieuport 23 (A6755)  
19 22 Apr 1917 1710 Jasta 11   F.E.2b (A5501)  
20 22 Apr 1917 2005 Jasta 11   Morane P (A6727)  
21 26 Apr 1917 1635 Jasta 11   B.E.2g (A2806)  
22 27 Apr 1917 2020 Jasta 11   F.E.2b (7698)  
23 28 Apr 1917 1120 Jasta 11   B.E.2e (A2745)  
24 28 Apr 1917 1745 Jasta 11   B.E.2f (2557)  
25 29 Apr 1917 1210 Jasta 11   SPAD VII (A6681)  
26 29 Apr 1917 1700 Jasta 11   F.E.2b (A5483)  
27 30 Apr 1917 1735 Jasta 11   B.E.2e (2910)  
28 01 May 1917 1050 Jasta 11   Sopwith Triplane (N5474)  
29 01 May 1917 1855 Jasta 11   F.E.2b (A815)  
30 13 May 1917 1155 Jasta 29   SPAD (N1377)  
31 27 Jun 1917 2030 Jasta 29   Nieuport 23 (A6718)  
32 06 Jul 1917 2120 Jasta 11   R.E.8 (A4313)  
33 07 Jul 1917 1100 Jasta 11   Sopwith Triplane (N6309)  
 
Books
Under the Guns of the Kaiser's Aces
by Norman Franks and Hal Giblin, Grub Street, London, 2003
 
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