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Name: Erich Löwenhardt Balloon-Buster
Orden Pour le Mérite (Blue Max)
Iron Cross 2nd class
Erich Löwenhardt
Country: Germany
Rank: Oberleutnant
Units: FA(A) 265
Jasta 10
Victories: 54
Born: 07 April 1897
Place of Birth: Breslau
Died: 10 August 1918 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death: Near Chaulnes
 
 
The son of a doctor, Löwenhardt served with an infantry regiment before he volunteered for the German Air Force. He was wounded in action over Roulers on 20 September 1917. After scoring his 54th victory, he collided with Leutnant Alfred Wenz of Jasta 11. Both men jumped from their planes but Löwenhardt was killed when his parachute failed to open.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 24 Mar 1917 Jasta 10   Balloon Recicourt
2 14 Aug 1917 1015 Jasta 10   R.E.8 (B3406) Zillebeke
3 05 Sep 1917 1515 Jasta 10   Sopwith Pup St. Julien
4 09 Sep 1917 2055 Jasta 10   Balloon Alveringhen
5 21 Sep 1917 1925 Jasta 10   Balloon Vlammertinghe
6 14 Oct 1917 1830 Jasta 10   Balloon NE of Ypres
7 18 Oct 1917 0950 Jasta 10   Bristol F.2b Schloss Ardoie
8 30 Nov 1917 1545 Jasta 10   Sopwith Camel Moeuvres-Bourlon Wood
9 05 Jan 1918 1505 Jasta 10   Balloon W of St. Quentin
10 18 Jan 1918 1025 Jasta 10   Bristol F.2b Le Catelet
11 12 Mar 1918 1945 Jasta 10   Balloon Lacouture
12 15 Mar 1918 1905 Jasta 10   Balloon Villers Faucon
13 18 Mar 1918 1110 Jasta 10   D.H.4 -or- Bréguet 14 S of Le Cateau
14 21 Mar 1918 1310 Jasta 10   Balloon Fins
15 27 Mar 1918 0750 Jasta 10   D.H.4 W of Miraumont
16 12 Apr 1918 1225 Jasta 10   Sopwith Camel NW of Péronne
17 23 Apr 1918 0830 Jasta 10   Bristol F.2b W of Morisel
18 02 May 1918 1230 Jasta 10   S.E.5a (C1796) N of Montauban
19 09 May 1918 1950 Jasta 10   S.E.5a Hamel
20 10 May 1918 2030 Jasta 10   D.H.9 Chaulnes
21 15 May 1918 1325 Jasta 10   D.H.9 Mametz
22 16 May 1918 1545 Jasta 10   SPAD Maricourt
23 18 May 1918 0745 Jasta 10   Sopwith Camel Beaucourt
24 20 May 1918 0730 Jasta 10   Balloon Ransart, SW of Arras
25 02 Jun 1918 1745 Jasta 10   SPAD La Croix
26 03 Jun 1918 1830 Jasta 10   SPAD Dammard
27 05 Jun 1918 1845 Jasta 10   SPAD Château Thierry
28 22 Jun 1918 2045 Jasta 10   Bréguet 14 Beauvardes
29 27 Jun 1918 0915 Jasta 10   SPAD Dommieres
30 28 Jun 1918 0820 Jasta 10   SPAD Billy
31 28 Jun 1918 1230 Jasta 10   SPAD XI N of Dampleux
32 30 Jun 1918 2000 Jasta 10   SPAD La Ferté Milon
33 02 Jul 1918 0810 Jasta 10   Nieuport 28 Bennes
34 02 Jul 1918 0815 Jasta 10   Nieuport 28 Courchamps
35 14 Jun 1918 0815 Jasta 10   Bréguet 14 Verdilly
36 15 Jul 1918 1307 Jasta 10   Sopwith Camel N of Dormans
37 16 Jul 1918 1820 Jasta 10   SPAD Igny la Jard
38 18 Jul 1918 0620 Jasta 10   SPAD Chouy
39 18 Jul 1918 1430 Jasta 10   SPAD Grisolles
40 19 Jul 1918 1130 Jasta 10   SPAD Courchamps
41 19 Jul 1918 2050 Jasta 10   SPAD Verdilly
42 21 Jul 1918 2015 Jasta 10   Sopwith Camel Fère-en-Tardenois
43 22 Jul 1918 2030 Jasta 10   Sopwith Camel Longpont
44 25 Jul 1918 2050 Jasta 10   SPAD Villers Helon
45 28 Jul 1918 1510 Jasta 10   SPAD Fère-en-Tardenois
46 29 Jul 1918 1930 Jasta 10   SPAD Coincy
47 30 Jul 1918 1510 Jasta 10   Sopwith Camel Arcy
48 30 Jul 1918 2010 Jasta 10   Sopwith Camel Saponay
49 08 Aug 1918 1245 Jasta 10   Sopwith Camel Proyart
50 08 Aug 1918 1730 Jasta 10   Sopwith Camel E of Bray
51 08 Aug 1918 1850 Jasta 10   Sopwith Camel Estrées
52 09 Aug 1918 0740 Jasta 10   Sopwith Camel (F2167) Estrées
53 09 Aug 1918 1855 Jasta 10   Sopwith Camel S of Cerisy
54 10 Aug 1918 1215 Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII S.E.5a Chaulnes
 
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