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Kurt Wissemann

Kurt Wissemann

German flying ace
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Quick Facts
Intro German flying ace
Countries German Empire
Occupations Military personnel
Gender male
Birth 20 March 1893 (Elberfeld)
Death 28 September 1917 (Westrozebeke)
Star sign Pisces
The details

Kurt Wissemann was a World War I flying ace credited with five aerial victories.

Born in Elberfeld, Wissemann trained as a Leutnant with Jastaschule 1 (Fighter school 1) before being posted to Jasta 3 on 28 May 1917. He claimed 5 victories during 1917, one of which was reputed to be top French ace Capitaine Georges Guynemer on 11 September. He was killed in action over Westroosbeke, allegedly versus Rene Fonck but documentary evidence suggests it was more probably either Captain Reginald Hoidge or Captain Geoffrey Hilton Bowman of No. 56 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps .

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