|born on||21 September 1890 at 06:30 (= 06:30 AM )|
|Place||Dresden, Germany, 51n03, 13e44|
|Timezone||LMT m13e44 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||28°10' 19°28 Asc. 05°21'|
The first German World War I flying ace. He was a great pioneer in fighter aviation and is often mistakenly credited with the first aerial victory using a synchronized gun. He was the first aviator to win the Pour le Merite, and was awarded it at the same time as Oswald Boelcke. His name has become attached to a common flying tactic, the Immelmann turn, and remains a byword in aviation. He is credited with 15 aerial victories.
He was killed on 18 June 1916 in an air battle over France.
Taeger IHL, update 3, quotes Rodden and Steinbrecher.
- Vocation : Military : Honors (German order pour le merite)
- Vocation : Military : Military career (aircraft ace)
- Notable : Famous : First in Field (pioneer in fighter aviation)