Georg Schlenker

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Georg Schlenker
Allegiance Germany
Service/branch Imperial German Air Service
Rank Leutnant
Unit FEA 7, Kagohl 4, Jagdstaffel 3
Commands held Jagdstaffel 41
Awards Royal House Order of Hohenzollern, Iron Cross

Leutnant Georg Schlenker was a World War I flying ace credited with 14 aerial victories. [1][2]

World War I military service

Schlenker had enlisted in the German army before World War I started. He was promoted to Vizewachmeister on 3 August 1914. After transfer to aviation, he was posted to FEA 7 on 8 July 1915. He was then assigned to Kagohl 4 on 28 December 1915. He was commissioned an officer, and assigned to Royal Prussian Jagdstaffel 3 on 1 September 1916.[1] Beginning 7 January 1918, and running three months to 8 April 1917, Schlenker scored seven victories. On 6 September 1917, he was transferred to command Royal Prussian Jagdstaffel 41. Between 16 October 1917 and 18 April 1918, he scored seven more times.[2] He then had a drought of wins. On 30 September 1918, he was wounded so severely he did not return to duty before war's end.[1]

Sources of information

  1. ^ a b c Above the Lines: The Aces and Fighter Units of the German Air Service, Naval Air Service and Flanders Marine Corps 1914 - 1918. p. 201.
  2. ^ a b The Aerodrome website http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/germany/schlenker.php Retrieved on 12 April 2010.

References

  • 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.


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