Dieter Collin

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Dieter Collin
Born 17 February 1893
Lüben, Province of Silesia, Germany (present day Poland)
Died 13 August 1918(1918-08-13) (aged 25)
Allegiance Germany
Service/branch Aviation
Rank Leutnant
Unit Jasta 22, Jasta 2, Jasta 56
Awards Iron Cross

Leutnant Dieter Collin was a World War I flying ace credited with 13 aerial victories.[1][2]

Collin was originally assigned to Jasta 22 in November 1916, but was quickly reassigned to Jasta 2. He scored his first victory there, on 23 November 1916. He picked up his second the day after Christmas. On 21 February 1917, he returned to Jasta 22. He accumulated another three victories with them, from 23 May 1917 through 6 September 1917,[1] but was wounded on the latter day.[2] He did not return from convalescence until 4 March 1918. On the 29th, he scored his last victory for Jasta 22. On 16 April, he was appointed to command of Jasta 56,[1] succeeding Franz Schleiff.[citation needed] Leading from the front, Collin scored four more victories in May and three in July.[1]

Collin was severely wounded in combat with Sopwith Camels of No. 204 Squadron, RAF on 13 August 1918, and died in hospital later that day.[1][2]

Sources of information[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Above the Lines: The Aces and Fighter Units of the German Air Service, Naval Air Service and Flanders Marine Corps 1914 - 1918. p. 94. 
  2. ^ a b c http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/germany/collin.php Retrieved on 12 April 2010.

References[edit]

Above the Lines: The Aces and Fighter Units of the German Air Service, Naval Air Service and Flanders Marine Corps 1914 - 1918 Norman L. R. Franks, et al. Grub Street, 1993. ISBN 0-948817-73-9, ISBN 978-0-948817-73-1.