Bolle, Karl

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Bolle, Karl Gender: M
Carl Johannes Leopold Bolle
born on 20 June 1893 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 29°19' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 22°10 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 08°33'

File:Karl Bolle ww1.jpg
Karl Bolle (getting ready for flight of Jasta 2 Boelcke)
photo: I have no idea., license cc-by-sa-4.0


German fighter ace with 36 aerial victories during World War I. He became a Jagdstaffel commander during that war, and an advisor to the Luftwaffe during World War II.

Bolle's score of 36 victories included a preponderance of wins over enemy fighters; he downed 25. The other 11 victories were two-seater reconnaissance, ground attack, and bomber aircraft. More importantly, he led Jasta 2 through the intense battles of 1918 to the second highest victory total in the German Air Force, with a total of 336 victories to the Jasta.

After war's end, he became a flying instructor. He also became the Director of the Deutsche Verkehrsfliegerschule (German Air Transport School) in the 1920s. Subsequently, he helped in the covert training of pilots for the Luftwaffe. During World War II, he served as an advisor with the Luftwaffe, reporting to Hermann Göring.

Karl Bolle died in his native city of Berlin on 9 October 1955, aged 62.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin archives.


  • Vocation : Education : Administrator
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Flying instructor)
  • Vocation : Military : Combat (Aerial)
  • Vocation : Military : Honors
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (German Air Force, WWI)
  • Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ military
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Fighter ace)