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Ernst Udet's Air Victories

DateTimeAircraft TypeRegionBattle Shoot-Down No.

One-Seater Commando Headquarters, Habsheim

3/18/19165:10 PMFarmanMülhausen1
Fighter Squadron 15
10/12/19163:30 PMBreguet MichelinRüstenhart2
12/24/191611 AMCaudronOberaspach3
2/20/1917noonNieuport one-seaterAspach4
4/24/19177:30 PMNieuport one-seaterChavignon5
5/5/19177:30 PMSpadBiller Wald6

Fighter Squadron 37

8/14/19178:30 PMBristolLens8
8/15/191710:25 AMSopwith two-seaterPont à Bendin7
8/21/19178:45 AMde Havilland 4Ascq. south of Lille9
9/17/19177:30 AMde Havilland 5 one-seaterIzel10
9/17/191712:20 PMTransport plane(English)Loos11
9/28/19176 PMSopwith-CWest Wingles12
9/28/19176 PMSopwith-CWest Wingles13
10/18/191710:35 AMSopwith-CDeulemont14
11/28/19171:40 PMde Havilland 5Paschendale-Poelcapelle15
12/5/19172:30 PMS.E. 5Westrosebete-Poelcapelle16
1/6/19184:15 PMNieuportBixschote17
1/28/19184:55 PMSopwithBixschote18
1/29/191812 noonBristol one-seaterZillebeke19
2/18/191810:50 AMSopwith-CZandvoorde20

Fighter Squadron 11

3/27/191811:50 AMR.E. 8Albert21
3/28/19189:10 AMSopwith-CAlbert-Bapaume22
4/6/19182:15 PMSopwith-CHamel23

Planes Downed by Fighter Squadron 4 under the Command of First Lieutenant Udet

DateTimeShot byAircraft TypeRegion Squadron Shoot-Down no.Udet
5/20/191811:25 AMLt. v. RautterBristolWarfulse1
5/27/19186:15 PMLt. v. RautterBreguetPont-Arcy2
5/31/191812 noonLt. v. RautterBreguetSouthwest Soissons3
5/31/19181 PMReservist Lt. UdetBreguetSouthwest Soissons424
6/2/191811:50 AMReservist Lt. UdetBreguetNorthwest Neuilly525
6/2/19186:20 PMReservist Lt. MaushakeBreguetMontugny Labier6
6/4/19186:45 PMReservist Lt. DrekmannSpadLongpont7
6/5/191812 noonReservist Lt. UdetSpadSouth Buczany826
6/6/191811:40 AMReservist Lt. UdetSpadSouth Faverolles927
6/7/19187 PMReservist Lt. UdetSpadEast Villers Cetterets1028
6/13/19185:45 PMReservist Lt. UdetSpadNortheast Faverolles1129
6/13/19185:45 PMReservist Lt. DrekmannSpadNorthern Noroy12
6/14/19188 PMReservist Lt. UdetSpadNorth St. Pierre Aigle1330
6/23/191812:10 PMReservist Lt. UdetBreguetLa Ferte Milon1431
6/23/19188:15 PMReservist Lt. UdetBreguetCrouy Region1532
6/14/191410 AMReservist Lt. UdetBreguetSoutheast Montigny1633
6/25/19186:45 PMReservist Lt. UdetSpadforest north of Longpont1734
6/25/19186:45 PMReservist Lt. UdetSpadChavigny-Ferme1835
6/27/19188 PMReservist Lt. DrekmannBalloonVillers-Cotterets19
6/28/19189:45 AMReservist Lt. DrekmannSpadPuisseux20
6/28/19189:45 AMReservist Lt. MaushakeSpadEast Viercy21
6/28/19189:50 AMReservist Lt. MeyerSpadVillers Cotterets22
6/30/19188 PMReservist Lt. UdetSpadFaverolles2336
7/1/191811:45 AMReservist Lt. UdetBreguetPierrefont-Morte-fontaine2437
7/1/19188:55 PMReservist Lt. UdetSpadEastern Faverolles2538
7/28/19188:15 AMReservist Lt. UdetNieuportBezu St. Bergain2639
7/3/19188:20 AMReservist Lt. DrekmannBreguetNouvron27
7/3/19188:25 AMReservist Lt. UdetSpadEastern Laversine2840

DateTimeShot byAircraft TypeRegionBattle no. SquadronUdet
7/3/19188:25 PMReservist Lt. DrekmannSpadNorthwest Dompierre29
7/15/19184:40 PMReservist Lt. MeyerSpadNorthern Fossoy30
7/17/191810:45 AMReservist Lt. MaushakeBreguetRegion31
7/17/191810:50 AMREservist Lt. KoepschBreguetCombizy32
7/18/19189:15 AMReservist Lt. MaushakeD.H. 9Southwest Authenay33
7/18/19189:30 AMReservist Lt. MeyerSopwith-CMaurauil34
7/19/19183:30 PMReservist Lt. MaushakeSpadHartennes35
7/20/19188:25 PMReservist Lt. Drekmann byD.H.9Morsain36
7/22/19187:10 PMReservist Lt. KoepschD.H.9Southern Braisne37
7/25/19187:30 PMReservist Lt. DrekmannSpadDuschy38
7/30/19186:30 PMReservist Lt. DrekmannSpadNorthern Grand Rozoy39
8/1/19189:30 AMReservist Lt. UdetNieuportNortheast Eramaille4041
8/1/19189:30 AMReservist Lt. KoepschNieuportSouthern Braisne41
8/1/19189:30 AMReservist Lt. JessenNieuportCuiry Houso42
8/1/191812:15 PMReservist Lt. UdetBreguetNorthern Muret-Crouttes4342
8/1/19188:30 PMReservist Lt. UdetSpadNorthern Baugueux4443
8/4/19188:05 PMReservist Lt. UdetSpadSoutern Braisne4544
8/4/19188:05 PMReservist Lt. JessenSpadNorthern Bauxtin46
8/8/19185:30 PMReservist Lt. UdetS.E.5Fontaine le Cappy4745
8/8/19186:30 PMReservist Lt. UdetS.E.5Southern Barleux4846
8/8/19188:40 PMReservist Lt. UdetSopwith-CSoutheast Foucaucourt4947
8/9/19184:25 PMReservist Lt. UdetSopwith-CSouthern Bauvillers5048
8/9/19189:20 PMReservist Lt. UdetSopwith-CSoutheast Herleville5149
8/10/191811:30 AMReservist Lt. UdetSopwith-CSouthern Marcourt5250
8/10/19184 PMReservist Lt. MaushakeR.E.8Southern Bauvillers53
8/10/19187:45 PMReservist Lt. UdetSopwith-CSouthern Fay5451
8/11/191810 AMReservist Lt. UdetD.H.12Chaulnes5552
8/12/191811:30 AMReservist Lt. UdetS.E.5Near Peronne5653
8/13/19187:45 PMReservist Lt. KoepschBreguetBilancourt57
8/14/19187 PMReservist Lt. UdetBristol FigtherSouthern Vermandovillers5854
8/15/19185:15 PMReservist Lt. UdetSopwith-CHerleville5955

DateTimeShot byAircraft TypeRegionBattle no. SquadronUdet
8/16/191810:40 AMReservist Lt. UdetSpadSouthern Foucaucourt6056
8/21/19186:30 PMReservist Lt. UdetS.E.5Southern Hébuterne6157
8/21/19187:15 PMReservist Lt. UdetSopwith-DolphinSouthern Courcelles6258
8/22/19188:30 PMReservist Lt. udetSopwith-CNorthern Braie6359
8/22/191812:30 PMReservist Lt. UdetS.E.5western Maricourt6460
8/31/19184:20 PMReservist Lt. KoepschS.E.5Near Combies65
9/5/19187:15 PMReservist Lt. KoepschS.E.5Paillencourt66
9/6/191810:55 AMReservist Lt. MaushakeSopwith-CSoutheast Aubencheulle67
9/26/19184:20 PMLt. v. GluszewskiD.H.9P.219 Southest Kemnat68
9/26/19185:10 PMFirst Lt. UdetD.H.9Monteningen Region6961
9/26/19185:15 PMReservist Lt. KrautD.H.9Buch70
9/26/19185:20 PMFirst Lt. UdetD.H.9Southern Metz7162


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This is the end of My Life as a Pilot. Project completed March 2, 2018

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Imaging and translation by Susan Kriegbaum-Hanks