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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 78970
Last updated: 7 November 2019
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Date:05-OCT-1914
Time:
Type:Aviatik B
Owner/operator:FFA 18
Registration: 114/14
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:between Muizon and Jonchery-sur-Vesle -   France
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The Aviatik was engaged by a French Voisin III (pilot Sgt. Joseph Frantz and observer Caporal Louis Quénault) of Escadrille V 24 over Vesle. Quénault initially fired two magazines with his Hotchkiss M1909 machine gun until it jammed and the observers then exchanged fire with rifles until the Aviatik went down out of control and crashed. The pilot Sgt. Wilhelm Schlichting (* 08.08.1891 in Altendorf) and the observer Oblt. Fritz von Zangen (* 24.03.1883 in Darmstadt) were killed. This was the first air-to-air victory in the aviation history.

Sources:

Airplanes nr.147


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-Oct-2010 05:52 harro Added
09-Jan-2013 08:04 Tetrapack Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Narrative]

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