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Hans Gottfried von Häbler
German flying ace

Hans Gottfried von Häbler

Hans Gottfried von Häbler
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Intro German flying ace
Was Pilot Aviator Flying ace
From Germany
Field Military
Gender male
Birth 17 May 1893, Velký Šenov, Děčín District, Ústí nad Labem Region, Czech Republic
Death 23 March 1918, Bapaume, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France, France (aged 24 years)
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Leutnant Hans Gottfried von Häbler was a World War I flying ace credited with eight aerial victories.

On 17 May 1893, Hans Gottfried von Häbler was born in Gross Schonau, the German Empire; subsequent changes in national boundaries mean that it is now Velký Šenov, the Czech Republic.

He enlisted in one of the Kingdom of Saxony's Guard Regiments on 1 October 1913. He served with the infantry for the first two years of World War I before volunteering for aviation duty in the Autumn of 1916. He trained at Fliegerersatz-Abteilung (Replacement Detachment) 9 before going operational with Flieger-Abteilung (Artillerie) Flier Detachment (Artillery) 273.

Häbler received further training on single-seat fighters at Jastaschule 1, then joined Jagdstaffel 36 on 30 September 1917. He scored his first aerial victory on 7 October 1917; on 18 March 1918, he scored his eighth confirmed victory. On 22 March, while flying Fokker Triplane number 509/17, he engaged and bested a Sopwith Camel over Metz-en-Couture, though the victory went unconfirmed. He was subsequently hit by anti-aircraft fire. His triplane fell virtually undamaged behind British lines. Hans Gottfried von Häbler died of his wounds the following day while in British captivity.

Honors and awards

  • Iron Cross both classes
  • Kingdom of Saxony's Knight's Cross of the Military Order of Saint Henry: Awarded 2 October 1917
  • Saxony's Order of Albert
  • Saxony's War Merit Cross
  • Knight's Cross of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern

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