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Name: Kurt Wüsthoff
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 Wüsthoff [Thanks to Carsten Kopke at Arrowsoft Verlag]
Country: Germany
Rank: Leutnant
Units: Jasta 4, 15
Kampfgeshwader 1
Victories: 27
Born: 27 January 1897
Place of Birth: Aachen, Germany
Died: 23 July 1926
Place of Death: Dresden, Germany
Cemetery: Dresden, Germany Image
 
 
After scoring 27 victories, Wüsthoff was captured on 17 June 1918. Overwhelmed by three S.E.5As and a Sopwith Dolphin, his Fokker D.VII was forced down near Cachy by members of 23 and 24 Squadrons. Sharing credit for the victory were Canadian ace George Johnson, English ace Ian McDonald, South African ace Horace Barton and C.E. Walton.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 15 Jun 1917 2130 Jasta 4   Sopwith 1½ Strutter Vormezeele
2 23 Jun 1917 1450 Jasta 4   Balloon Wytschaete
3 11 Jul 1917 1510 Jasta 4   Balloon W of Wytschaetebogen
4 16 Jul 1917 1815 Jasta 4   Balloon Kemmel
5 20 Jul 1917 2120 Jasta 4   Sopwith Camel Becelaere-Gheluvelt
u/c 27 Jul 1917 2040 Jasta 4   Sopwith Dadizeele
6 31 Jul 1917 1445 Jasta 4   F.E.2d Verbrandenmolen
7 05 Aug 1917 1500 Jasta 4   Nieuport 23 W of Ypres
8 03 Sep 1917 0830 Jasta 4   Sopwith Pup (A7333) Tenbrielen
9 03 Sep 1917 1700 Jasta 4   R.E.8 (A4651) E of Zillebeke
10 04 Sep 1917 0805 Jasta 4   Nieuport 23 (A6679) NW of Polygon Wood
11 04 Sep 1917 1045 Jasta 4   Sopwith Camel S of Ypres
12 05 Sep 1917 1000 Jasta 4   Sopwith Camel SE of Zillebeke
13 11 Sep 1917 1020 Jasta 4   Sopwith Camel (B3932) St. Julien
14 12 Sep 1917 2000 Jasta 4   Sopwith Camel Deulemont
15 13 Sep 1917 2030 Jasta 4   Sopwith Triplane (N5429) S of Wervicq
16 16 Sep 1917 1245 Jasta 4   Sopwith Camel (B3753) W of Staden
17 20 Sep 1917 1215 Jasta 4   SPAD Amerika
18 20 Sep 1917 1430 Jasta 4   SPAD (B3493) W of Langemarck
19 22 Sep 1917 1410 Jasta 4   Sopwith Camel Langemarck
20 24 Sep 1917 1650 Jasta 4   Sopwith Camel Moorslede
21 26 Sep 1917 1040 Jasta 4   SPAD Becelaere
22 27 Oct 1917 1440 Jasta 4   Sopwith Triplane Poelcapelle-Hooge
23 31 Oct 1917 1230 Jasta 4   S.E.5a N of Bellewardersee
24 05 Nov 1917 1245 Jasta 4   Sopwith Camel Poelcapelle
25 05 Nov 1917 1300 Jasta 4   Sopwith Camel S of Staden
26 09 Nov 1917 1030 Jasta 4   R.E.8 N of Bellewardersee
27 10 Mar 1918 1640 Jasta 4   Sopwith Camel La Bassée-Bethune
 
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