Adolf Schulte

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Adolf Schulte
Born (1894-12-24)24 December 1894
Lüdenscheid, Germany
Died 12 April 1917(1917-04-12) (aged 22)
North of Baralle
Allegiance German Empire
Service/branch Aviation
Rank Leutnant
Unit Jagdstaffel 12
Awards Iron Cross

Leutnant Adolf Schulte was a German World War I flying ace credited with nine aerial victories. His short gallant career would end in a fatal midair crash with his enemies.

Early life[edit]

Adolf Schulte was born in Ludenscheit, Germany on 24 December 1894.[1]

World War I[edit]

Schulte joined Jagdstaffel 12 in November 1916. He became its first ace during the opening months of 1917, scoring nine victories.[2] On 12 April 1917, he first downed Edwin Hayne.[3] He subsequently collided with a Royal Aircraft Factory FE.2d from No. 18 Squadron RAF to score his final victory, killing both himself and the British pilot and observer.[4]

List of aerial victories[edit]

See also Aerial victory standards of World War I

No. Date/time Aircraft Foe Result Location Notes
1 11 December 1916 @ 1245 hours Albatros Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c Destroyed Annequin 10 Sqn. RFC 2/Lt GW Dampier,KIA & 2/Lt HC Barr,KIA
2 6 February 1917 @ Albatros Nieuport Destroyed Grand Range-Ferme
3 6 March 1917 @ 1320 hours Albatros Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2d serial number 1953 Destroyed South of Boiry 57 Sqn. RFC, Capt. RSR Bloomfield & 2/lt. VD Lons lePOWs
4 11 March 1917 @ 1105 hours Albatros Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2d Destroyed Ligny 18 Sqn. RFC, Sgt. HP Burgess KIA & 2/Lt. HM Headley KIA
5 24 March 1917 @ 1030 hours Albatros Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2d Destroyed Southwest of Hendecourt
6 3 April 1917 @ 1710 hours Albatros Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2b Destroyed Northeast of Saint-Léger 23 Sqn. RFC, Sgt JA Cunniffe OK & 2/A JT Mackie WIA
u/c 3 April 1917 Albatros Airco DH.2 s/n A2536
u/c 5 April 1917 @ 1105 hours Albatros Royal Aircraft Factory FE.2b Le Pavé
u/c 6 April 1917 @ 0830 hours Albatros Anneaux
7 11 April 1917 @ 0855 hours Albatros Royal Aircraft Factory BE.2d s/n 5849 Destroyed Tilloy[5]
8 11 April 1917 @ 0905 hours Albatros Sopwith Pup s/n N5185 Destroyed West of Neuvireuil Schulte's victim was future ace Edwin Hayne[6]
9 12 April 1917 @ 1040 hours Albatros D.III s/n 1996/16 Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2d s/n 4995 Destroyed in midair collision North of Baralle 18 Sqn. RFC, Lt. OT Walton,KIA & 2/AM JC Walker,KIA. Schulte died in this midair collision[7][8]

References[edit]

Endnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Above the Lines, p. 206.
  2. ^ Albatros Aces of World War I, p. 37.
  3. ^ Sopwith Pup Aces of World War I, p. 24.
  4. ^ Albatros Aces of World War I, p. 37.
  5. ^ Above the Lines, p. 206.
  6. ^ Sopwith Pup Aces of World War I, p. 24.
  7. ^ Above the Lines, p. 206.
  8. ^ Albatros Aces of World War I, p. 37.