Friedrich Manschott

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Friedrich Manschott
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Friedrich Manschott
Born (1893-02-21)21 February 1893
Reichartshausen, Großherzogtum Baden
Died 16 March 1917(1917-03-16) (aged 24)
Vicinity of Fort Vaux
Allegiance German Empire
Service/branch Aviation
Rank Vizefeldwebel
Unit FA 203, Jasta 7
Awards Iron Cross First and Second Class

Vizefeldwebel Friedrich Manschott (1893–1917) was a World War I flying ace credited with 12 aerial victories.[1][2]

Manschott earned his flyer's badge on 10 August 1917. His first assignment was to a reconnaissance unit, FA 203.[1] There he downed his first foe, a Farman, on 15 December 1916.[2] He was then transferred to a fighter unit, Jasta 7.[1] Between 5 January and 16 March, he shot down eleven more enemy. Immediately after he shot down his third balloon, on 16 March, he lost a combat to four Caudrons and was killed in action.[1][2]

Sources of information[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Above the Lines: The Aces and Fighter Units of the German Air Service, Naval Air Service and Flanders Marine Corps 1914 - 1918. p. 162. 
  2. ^ a b c http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/germany/manschott.php Retrieved on 16 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.