Max Immelmann

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Birthday
21, 1890
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jun 18, 1916 (25)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
21, 1890
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jun 18, 1916 (25)

About

World War I flying ace who became the first aviator to win the prestigious Pour le Mérite honor.

Before Fame

He began studying mechanical engineering in 1912.

Trivia

He received numerous medals and awards for his bravery, including the Iron Cross, First Class; the Iron Cross, Second Class; and the Knight's Cross with Swords of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern.

Family Life

He lost his father at a young age. However, he was very close to his mother, and he wrote her daily letters while he was fighting in World War I.

Associated With

He and Baron Von Richthofen were both distinguished flying aces in World War I.