List of victories of Werner Voss

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Leutnant Werner Voss (13 April 1897 – 23 September 1917) was a friendly rival of World War I's leading ace, Manfred von Richthofen. Richthofen himself considered Voss as the only pilot with the potential to exceed Richthofen's aerial victory score. When Voss was killed in action, he had scored 44 victories. As can be seen by the list below, his victory roll is well documented.

Werner Voss's victories[edit]

Confirmed victories are numbered and listed chronologically. Unconfirmed victories are denoted by "u/c". Doubled horizontal lines mark a change in squadron assignments.

When two casualties are listed in Notes column, the first listed is the pilot, the other the aerial observer/gunner.

Sources: Basic listing from Leutnant der Reserve Werner Voss and the pilots of Jasta 10[1] with additional cites given for refinements to the list. Conflicting claims denoted by *, although only one counts as a confirmed victory according to either source.

No. Date/time Aircraft Foe Result Location Notes
1 27 November 1916 @ 09:40 hours Albatros Nieuport 17 serial number A281 from 60 Squadron Shot down Miraumont, France Captain George Alec Parker missing in action
2 27 November 1916 @ 14:15 hours Albatros Royal Aircraft Factory FE.2b s/n 4915 from 18 Squadron Shot down in flames[2] South of Bapaume, France Lieutenant F. A. George wounded in action;
Air Mechanic 1st Class Oliver Frederick Watts killed in action
3 21 December 1916 @ 11:00 hours Albatros Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2d s/n 5782 from 7 Squadron Shot down Miraumont, France Lieutenant D. W. Davis WIA;
Second Lieutenant William Martin Vernon Cotton KIA
4 1 February 1917 @ 16:00 hours Albatros Airco D.H.2 s/n A2614 from 29 Squadron Shot down Achiet-le-Petit Captain Albert Peter Vincent Daly WIA, prisoner of war
5 4 February 1917 @ 14:40 hours Albatros Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2d s/n 5927 from 16 Squadron Shot down Givenchy, France Second Lieutenant Herbert Martin-Massey WIA;
Second Lieutenant Noel Mark Hodson Vernham KIA
6 10 February 1917 @ 11:15 hours Albatros Airco D.H.2 s/n A2548 from 32 Squadron Damaged Southwest of Serre Captain Leslie Peech Aizlewood returned to base unhurt[3]
7 25 February 1917 @ 14:55 hours Albatros Airco D.H.2 s/n A2557 from 29 Squadron Shot down Arras-Saint Sauveur Lieutenant Reginald[3] J. S. Lund WIA
8 25 February 1917 @ 15:00 hours Albatros Airco D.H.2 s/n 7849 from 29 Squadron Damaged Arras, France Captain H. J. Payn's returned to base unhurt[4]
9 26 February 1917 @ 16:50 hours Halberstadt[5] Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c s/n 2535 from 16 Squadron Shot down Écurie, France Lieutenant H. E. Bagot WIA;
Second Lieutenant Robert Lawrence Munro Jack died of wounds
10 27 February 1917 @ 10:45 hours Albatros Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2e s/n 2530 from 8 Squadron Shot down in flames[5] Blairville, France Second Lieutenants Edwin Albert Pope and
Hubert Alfred Johnson KIA
11 27 February 1917 @ 16:48 hours Albatros Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c s/n 7197 from 12 Squadron Shot down West of Arras Captain John McArthur and
Private James Whiteford KIA
12 4 March 1917 @ 11:30 hours Albatros Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2d s/n 6252 from 8 Squadron Shot down in flames[6] South of Berneville, France Sergeant Reginald James Moody and
Second Lieutenant Edmund Eric Horn KIA
13 6 March 1917 @ 16:35 hours Albatros Airco D.H.2 s/n 7941 from 32 Squadron Shot down Favreuil, France Captain Herbert Gordon Southon WIA, POW
14 11 March 1917 @ 10:00 hours Albatros Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2b s/n 7685 from 22 Squadron Shot down Rancourt, France Second Lieutenant Leslie[6] W. Beale and
Air Mechanic 2nd Class F. G. Davis WIA
15 11 March 1917 @ 14:30 hours Albatros Nieuport 17 s/n A279 from 60 Squadron Shot down Bailleul, France Arthur D. Whitehead WIA, POW
16 17 March 1917 @ 12:15 hours Albatros Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2b s/n 7695 from 11 Squadron Shot down Northeast of Berlencourt-le-Cauroy, France Second Lieutenant Russell[7] W. Cross and
Lieutenant Christopher[7] F. Lodge WIA
17 17 March 1917 @ 12:25 hours Albatros Airco D.H.2 s/n A2583 from 32 Squadron Shot down Northeast of Berlencourt-le-Cauroy Lieutenant Theodore[7] A. Cooch WIA
18 18 March 1917 @ 18:40 hours Albatros Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2e s/n 5784 from 8 Squadron Shot down in flames[8] Neuville, France Second Lieutenant Charles R. Dougal WIA;
Second Lieutenant Sydney Harryman POW/WIA/DOW[8]
19 18 March 1917 @ 18:50 hours Albatros Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2d s/n 5750 from 13 Squadron Shot down; aircrew and aircraft strafed on ground Boyelles, France Captain Guy Stafford Thorne DOW;
Second Lieutenant Philip Edward Hislop van Baerle POW[9]
20 19 March 1917 @ 09:30 hours Albatros Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8 s/n A4165 from 59 Squadron Shot down Saint-Léger, France Captain Eldred Wolferstan[10] Bowyer-Bower and
Second Lieutenant Eric Elgey KIA
21 24 March 1917 @ 16:10 hours Albatros Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2b s/n A5485 from 23 Squadron Shot down Between Vaulx and Morchies Sergeant Edward P. Critchley WIA;
Air Mechanic 1st Class Frank Russell KIA[11]
22 24 March 1917 @ 16:45 hours Albatros Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2d s/n 5769 from 8 Squadron Shot down Boileux-Boiry Lieutenant Hugh Norton and
Second Lieutenant Reginald Alfred William Tillett KIA
23 1 April 1917 @ 11:45 hours Albatros Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c s/n 2561 from 15 Squadron Shot down; aircraft strafed on ground East of Saint-Léger, France Captain Arthur Meredith Wynne WIA;[12]
Lieutenant Adrian Somerset MacKenzie KIA
24 6 April 1917 @ 09:30 hours Albatros Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c s/n A3157 from 15 Squadron Shot down South of Lagnicourt-Marcel, France Second Lieutenants Albert Higgs Vinson and Everard Champion Gwilt crashlanded within British lines[13]
u/c 6 April 1917 @ 09:45 hours Albatros Sopwith Pup s/n A6165 from 54 Squadron Forced to land South of Lagnicourt-Marcel, France Second Lieutenant Robert M. Foster survived[14]
25 7 May 1917 @ 19:25 hours Albatros Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5 s/n A4867 from 56 Squadron Shot down Between Étaing and Lecuse Second Lieutenant Roger Michael Chaworth-Musters KIA
26 9 May 1917 @ 14:00 hours Albatros Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c s/n 7209 from 52 Squadron Exploded Havrincourt, France Lieutenant Roland Humphrey Coles and
Second Lieutenant John Charles Sigismund[15] Day KIA
27 9 May 1917 @ 16:45 hours Albatros Sopwith Pup s/n A6174 from 54 Squadron Shot down Lesdain, France Lieutenant George Copland Temple Hadrill POW[16]
28 9 May 1917 @ 16:50 hours Albatros Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2b s/n 4991 from 22 Squadron Shot down Le Bosquet Second Lieutenants Charles McKenzie Furlonger and
Charles William Lane POW[17]
29 23 May 1917 @ 14:25 hours Albatros D.III Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2b s/n A5502 from 18 Squadron Shot down North of Havrincourt Second Lieutenant Wilfred Ferguson MacDonald and
Lieutenant Frank Charles Shackell KIA
30 26 May 1917 @ 15:45 hours Albatros D.III Sopwith Pup s/n A6168 From 54 Squadron Shot down Southwest of Gouzeaucourt, France Second Lieutenant Mortimer George Cole WIA[18]
31 28 May 1917 @ 14:00 hours Albatros D.III Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2d s/n A6378 from 25 Squadron Shot down Southeast of Douai, France Captain Aubrey de Selincourt and
Lieutenant Henry Cotton POW
32 4 June 1917 @ 07:10 hours Albatros D.III Sopwith Pup s/n B2151 from 54 Squadron Shot down Aubencheul-aux-Bois, France Captain Reginald George Hewett Pixley KIA
33 5 June 1917 @ 09:30 hours Albatros D.III Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2b s/n A857 from 22 Squadron Shot down North of Vaucelles Captain Francis Percival Don and
Lieutenant Herbert Harris POW
34 6 June 1917 @ 13:10 hours Albatros D.III Nieuport 17 s/n N3204 from 6 Naval Squadron Shot down West of Graincourt-lès-Havrincourt, France Sub-Lieutenant Fabian Pember Reeves of the RNAS KIA
35 10 August 1917 @ 16:25 hours Albatros D.III Spad XIII from Escadrille 31 of the Aéronautique Militaire Shot down South of Diksmuide, Belgium Captain Henri[19] Rousseau MIA
36 15 August 1917 @ 19:10 hours Albatros D.III Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2b s/n A5152 from 20 Squadron Shot down Zillebeke Lake Second Lieutenant Charles H. Cameron[19] unhurt;
Private Stanley Edward Pilbrow KIA[19]
37 16 August 1917 @ 21:00 hours Albatros D.III Sopwith Camel s/n B3756 from 70 Squadron Disappeared[20] St. Julien Captain Noel William Ward Webb MIA
38 23 August 1917 @ 10:10 hours Albatros D.III Spad VII s/n B3528 from 19 Squadron Crashlanded at 23 Squadron's airfield Southwest of Diksmuide, Belgium Captain Arthur Lionel Gordon-Kidd WIA/DOW
39 3 September 1917 @ 09:52 hours Fokker Triplane s/n 103/17 Sopwith Camel s/n 3917 from 45 Squadron Shot down North of Houthem Lieutenant Aubrey Talley Heywood KIA
40* 5 September 1917 @ 14:50 hours Fokker Triplane s/n 103/17 Sopwith Pup s/n B1842 from 46 Squadron Crashlanded trailing blue smoke St. Julien Second Lieutenant Charles Walter Odell unharmed
40* 5 September 1917 @ 15:50 hours Fokker Triplane s/n 103/17 Airco DH.5 s/n A9374 from 32 Squadron[21] Crashed into Ypres Canal St. Julien Lieutenant William Edwin Sandys KIA
41 5 September 1917 @ 16:30 hours Fokker Triplane s/n 103/17 Caudron two-seater s/n G.6 from Escadrille 53 Shot down Bixschoote Maréchal des logis Jacques Thabaud-Desthouilieres and
Lieutenant Marcel Mulard KIA
42 6 September 1917 @ 16:35 hours Fokker Triplane s/n 103/17 Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2d s/n B1895 from 20 Squadron Shot down in flames[22] Saint Julien/Boesinghe Lieutenant John Oscar Pilkington and
Air Mechanic 2nd Class Herbert Frederick Matthews KIA
43 10 September 1917 @ 17:50 hours Fokker Triplane s/n 103/17 Sopwith Camel s/n B3927 from 70 Squadron Shot down Between Passendale and Langemarck Second Lieutenant Arthur Jackson Smith Sisley KIA
44 10 September 1917 @ 17:55 hours Fokker Triplane s/n 103/17 Sopwith Camel s/n B3787 from 70 Squadron Shot down Between Passendale and Langemarck 2nd Lt Oliver Charles Pearson[23] MIA
45 10 September 1917 @ 18:15 hours Fokker Triplane s/n 103/17 Spad VII from Escadrille 31 Shot down Paschendaele-Westroosebeke Adjutant Jules Tiberghein KIA
46 11 September 1917 @ 10:30 hours Fokker Triplane s/n 103/17 Bristol F.2 Fighter s/n B1105 from 22 Squadron Shot down Langemarck Second Lieutenant R. de Lacey Stedman WIA;
Second Lieutenant Harry Edward Jones KIA
47 11 September 1917 @ 16:25 hours Fokker Triplane s/n 103/17 Sopwith Camel B6236 from 45 Squadron Shot down East of Saint Julien Lieutenant Oscar Lennox McMaking KIA
48 23 September 1917 @ 09:30 hours Fokker Triplane s/n 103/17 Airco D.H.4 s/n A7643 from 57 Squadron Shot down in flames[24] Ledegem, Belgium Second Lieutenants Samuel Leslie John Bramley and
John Matthew Delacey KIA[1]

Endnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Crean 2011, pp. 428–432.
  2. ^ Diggens 2003, p. 27.
  3. ^ a b Diggens 2003, p. 30.
  4. ^ Diggens 2003, pp. 30–31.
  5. ^ a b Diggens 2003, p. 31.
  6. ^ a b Diggens 2003, p. 33.
  7. ^ a b c Diggens 2003, p. 34.
  8. ^ a b Diggens 2003, p. 35.
  9. ^ Crean 2011, p. 48.
  10. ^ Diggens 2003, p. 39.
  11. ^ Diggens 2003, p. 40.
  12. ^ Diggens 2003, pp. 41–42.
  13. ^ Crean 2011, pp. 48–49.
  14. ^ Diggens 2003, p. 43.
  15. ^ Diggens 2003, p. 49.
  16. ^ Diggens 2003, pp. 49–50.
  17. ^ Diggens 2003, p. 50.
  18. ^ Diggens 2003, p. 56.
  19. ^ a b c Diggens 2003, p. 67.
  20. ^ Diggens 2003, p. 68.
  21. ^ Franks et al. 1993, p. 224.
  22. ^ Diggens 2003, p. 71.
  23. ^ 2nd Lt O.C. Pearson
  24. ^ Diggens 2012, p. 79.

References[edit]

  • Crean, Thomas. Lieutenant Der Reserve Werner Voss and the Pilots of Jasta 10. Outskirts Press, Incorporated, 2010. ISBN 1432748734, 9781432748739.
  • Diggens, Barry. September Evening: The Life and Final Combat of the German World War One Ace Werner Voss. Grub Street, 2003. ISBN 1904010474, 9781904010470