Loewenhardt, Erich

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Name
Loewenhardt, Erich Gender: M
Erich Friedrich Oswald Loewenhardt
born on 7 April 1897 at 08:30 (= 08:30 AM )
Place Breslau, Germany, 51n0654, 17e0212
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 17°45' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 13°46 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 28°04'



Erich Loewenhardt

Biography

German flying ace with 54 victories, the 3rd highest during the First World War, behind only Manfred von Richthofen and Ernst Udet. His awards include the Iron Cross (both classes), Knight's Cross with Swords of the House Order of Hohenzollern, Pour le Mérite, and Austro-Hungarian Military Merit Cross.

He died in action on 10 August 1918, over Chaulnes, France. In the aftermath of aerial combat, he collided with another German pilot, Leutnant Alfred Wenz from Jasta 11. Loewenhardt's Fokker's landing gear slammed the upper right wing on Wenz's D.VII. Both pilots' planes were equipped with parachutes and both pilots bailed out. Erich Loewenhardt's chute failed to open and he fell to his death.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • compare to chart of Udet, Ernst (born 26 April 1896). Notes: Among top 3 German flying aces of WWI

Events

  • Death by Accident 10 August 1918 (Fall from sky, age 21)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry.

Categories

  • Personal : Death : Accidental
  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Age 21)
  • Vocation : Military : Combat (Aerial)
  • Vocation : Military : Honors
  • Vocation : Military : Killed
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (WWI)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Top flying ace)