Justus Grassmann

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Justus Grassmann
Born ca 1895/1896
Died 2 November 1961
Allegiance Germany
Service/branch Aviation
Rank Leutnant
Unit FA 32, Jasta 10
Awards Royal House Order of Hohenzollern, Iron Cross First Class

Leutnant Justus Grassmann was a World War I flying ace credited with ten aerial victories—seven enemy airplanes and three observation balloons.[1][2]

Grassmann originally served with FA 32. He joined Jasta 10 at the age of 21, on 17 October 1917. He did not score his first win until 5 June 1918; however, he continued to score until November 5, just before the Armistice. He is believed to have shot down and wounded William Samuel Stephenson, (a Canadian pilot, code named "Intrepid" for his later work with British intelligence) on 28 July, ending his combat career.[3][4]

Sources of information[edit]

  1. ^ Above the Lines: The Aces and Fighter Units of the German Air Service, Naval Air Service and Flanders Marine Corps 1914 - 1918. p. 119. 
  2. ^ http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/canada/stephenson2.php Retrieved on 20 April 2010.
  3. ^ Above the Lines: The Aces and Fighter Units of the German Air Service, Naval Air Service and Flanders Marine Corps 1914 - 1918. p. 119. 
  4. ^ http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/canada/stephenson2.php Retrieved on 20 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.