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Name: Josef Mai
Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class Josef Mai
Country: Germany
Rank: Leutnant
Units: Jasta 5
Kasta 29
Victories: 30
Born: 03 March 1887
Place of Birth: Ottorowo, Galizien
Died: 18 January 1982
Place of Death: Germany
 
 
Mai joined the German Air Force in 1915 and became a pilot the following year. He achieved his first eleven victories flying an Albatros D.V easily identified by his personal insignia: a star and a crescent. Mai was commissioned in September 1918 and wounded in the upper left leg on 3 September 1918. He was recommended for the Blue Max but the war ended before it could be awarded. He briefly flew the Fokker Triplane, achieving three victories, but finished the war flying the Fokker D.VII.
 
Opponents
#10 Maurice NewnhamEngland
#12 Charles RobsonScotlandand Herbert SellarsEngland
#30 Nicholson BoultonEngland
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 20 Aug 1917 0905 Jasta 5   Sopwith Camel (B3876) Rumaucourt
2 25 Aug 1917 1825 Jasta 5   D.H.5 (A9122) Selvigny
3 20 Nov 1917 0840 Jasta 5   Sopwith Camel (B5159) W of Estourmel
4 22 Nov 1917 0840 Jasta 5   Bristol F.2b Cantaing-Anneux
5 30 Nov 1917 1548 Jasta 5   S.E.5a Le Pave
6 13 Jan 1918 1158 Jasta 5   Bristol F.2b (B1110) (FTL) W of Gonnelieu
7 28 Jan 1918 1210 Jasta 5   Bristol F.2b Bourlon Wood
8 06 Mar 1918 1110 Jasta 5   D.H.4 (B2094) NW of Fresnoy le Grand
9 06 Mar 1918 1110 Jasta 5   D.H.4 (A7908) St. Benin
10 25 Apr 1918 1825 Jasta 5   Sopwith Camel (D1801) Dommart
11 02 May 1918 1415 Jasta 5   Sopwith Camel (D6546) Morcourt
12 15 May 1918 1815 Jasta 5   Bristol F.2b Contalmaison
13 20 May 1918 1905 Jasta 5   Sopwith Camel Morlancourt
14 02 Jun 1918 1911 Jasta 5   Sopwith Camel (D6562) S of Hangard
15 27 Jun 1918 2133 Jasta 5   Sopwith Camel Thiepval
16 05 Jul 1918 2120 Jasta 5   Bristol F.2b (C791) Guillemont
17 20 Jul 1918 1205 Jasta 5   D.H.4 (D7865) Achiet le Petit
18 08 Aug 1918 0900 Jasta 5   Bristol F.2b Mericourt
19 08 Aug 1918 1755 Jasta 5   D.H.9 Ham
20 12 Aug 1918 1215 Jasta 5   Sopwith Camel  
21 19 Aug 1918 0805 Jasta 5   Bristol F.2b Lihons
22 19 Aug 1918 0805 Jasta 5   Bristol F.2b Lihons
23 19 Aug 1918 0835 Jasta 5   S.E.5a Le Transloy
24 03 Sep 1918 1840 Jasta 5   Bristol F.2b N of Bertincourt
25 05 Sep 1918 1110 Jasta 5   S.E.5a Bugnicourt
26 17 Sep 1918 1912 Jasta 5   Sopwith Camel SW of Hermies
27 21 Sep 1918 1840 Jasta 5   D.H.4 Le Catelet
28 24 Sep 1918 1730 Jasta 5   D.H.9 S of Beauvois
29 27 Sep 1918 1210 Jasta 5   Sopwith Camel Bertry
30 29 Sep 1918 0850 Jasta 5   Bristol F.2b (E2561) E of Caudry
 
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