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Old 24 July 2006, 09:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Oberleutnant (Beobachter) Wilhelm Boelcke

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Could some of you place an reply, with any information, data, service record, victories, photo, comments or dates, on Wilhelm Boelcke?
Oberleutnant (Beobachter) Wilhelm Boelcke
*?.? .1886 Buenos Aires
+05.06.1954 Wiesbaden
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Old 24 July 2006, 01:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The older brother of Oswald, he served as C.O. of Kasta 7, first in BAM and later when it was renamed KG 2. He then was posted to the command of Kasta 10 on 7Jun16 which he held to 28Aug16. No victories of which I am aware. R.
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Old 10 August 2006, 04:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Thanks!!

Friend Rick.
Always grateful of his contributions.
It is really very little the concrete data on he know on his acting in the Great War.
He apparently lived a time in Venezuela after the War. (or his family?)
I wait someone carry out some other contribution.
Early thank you.
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Old 12 August 2006, 09:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=Rick...He then was posted to the command of Kasta 10 on 7Jun16 which he held to 28Aug16...[/QUOTE]

What happened to him afterwards?

... I know, he died following an accident with his car (not a normal car-accident). On his way back from the Casino in Wiesbaden, the missed a curve and died later from inner injuries...

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Old 12 August 2006, 10:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thorsten, wish I knew. R.
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Hi Dario
FWIW, Wilhelm is listed in the Army list of 1914 as Wilhelm Bölcke. The family spelled their name with an umlaut, but Oswald, who always used Latin characters, wrote his name Boelcke, with the oe linked.
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Hello Dario,


http://www.jastaboelcke.de/aces/oswa...ke_wilhelm.htm


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Old 20 August 2006, 09:36 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Hello Friends Rick, Thorsten, Tom, and Jos.
I thank the reply, very interesting comments on his accident.
I attach an image.
Could some comment about the date, the airplane type, the place or any fact?
Thank you ahead of time for his help.
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Old 21 August 2006, 07:10 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Could some comment about the date, the airplane type, the place or any fact?
The photo you posted appears in Knight of Germany by Prof. Johannes Werner, with the caption 'With his brother Wilhelm at Pontfaverger'. This puts the date of the photo between 20 September 1914 and 27 March 1915. The approximate location of the aerodrome at Pontfaverger is 24 km NE of Rheims. Wilhelm and Oswald shared a room in the house of a tax collector who fled the area.
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Hello,

yes. It was taken during their time with Feldfliegerabteilung 13 (FFA 13) under the command of Hptm. Streccius.

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