Immelmann, Max

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Immelmann, Max Gender: M
born on 21 September 1890 at 06:30 (= 06:30 AM )
Place Dresden, Germany, 51n03, 13e44
Timezone LMT m13e44 (is local mean time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 28°10' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 19°28 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 05°21'

Max Immelmann


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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death by War or Terrorism 16 June 1916 (killed in air battle)
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Source Notes

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)