Hans Rolfes

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Hans Rolfes
Born 18 April 1894
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Died 12 August 1935 (1935-08-13) (aged 41)
Allegiance  Germany
Service/branch Aviation
Rank Leutnant
Unit FEA 2, Kasta 10, Kasta 12, Kasta 11, Jasta 32, Jasta 45
Awards Royal House Order of Hohenzollern, Iron Cross

Leutnant Hans Joachim Rolfes was a World War I flying ace credited with 17 confirmed and two unconfirmed aerial victories. He scored his first confirmed victory while with Royal Bavarian Jagdstaffel 32, on 6 July 1917. His second and subsequent victories were with Royal Prussian Jasta 45 during the first nine months of 1918.[1]

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Fokker D VII Aces of World War 1, Part 2. Norman Franks, Greg VanWyngarden. Osprey Publishing, 2004. ISBN 1-84176-729-8, ISBN 978-1-84176-729-1