Hans-Joachim Buddecke

Hans-Joachim Buddecke (22 August 1890 – 10 March 1918) was a German Flying Ace in World War I, credited with thirteen victories. He was the third ace, after Max Immelmann and Oswald Boelcke, to earn the Blue Max (Pour le Mérite). He saw combat in three theaters during the First World War: Bulgaria, Turkey, and the Western Front.

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Hans-Joachim Buddecke - Involvement in World War 1
... Buddecke was sent to the Western Front in September 1914 ... Because of his previous experience on monoplanes, Buddecke's good friend, Rudolph Berthold, suggested that he should fly the first of the Fokker ... Buddecke and Berhold, flying the Eindecker and a AEG G.II, respectively, formed a small Kampfstaffel within the unit, intercepting British reconnaissance aircraft ...