The Combat Reports and letters of
ObLt. Bruno Stachel
KEK Douai, Luftstreitkräfte
KIA 17 February, 1916..11 confirmed Victories


COMBATS IN THE AIR
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No. KEK Douai
Date:  04/01/1916 
Time:  10:00
Type of Aeroplane:Fokker EIII 
Locality: East of Arras          
Pilot:   OLt.Bruno Stachel 
Duty: Individual Patrol    
Height:20-2500 meters  

Result
[allied balloon] - Decisive.

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Remarks on Hostile Aircraft: Type, etc,


NARRATIVE
Shot down Allied observation balloon near Arras.

Received Iron Cross 2nd Class

Letter Home:

6 April, 1916

Dearest Father:

I hope you and mother are well.  I thought I'd write to let you know
I recently received the Iron Cross 2nd Class!!  You were so right when
you said I should join the Luftstreitkräfte.  I mean, to go from 
a corporal in the infantry to an Oberleutnant!!  I hope the money I sent
you will be of good use.  Perhaps you can find a better job than that 
little hotel.

Most of the other pilots are nice enough to my face, but I suspect they
tell jokes about me behind my back.  Oswald seems nice enough though.
He's about the only one who starts a conversation with me.  Most of the
others won't talk unless I talk to them.  But the women!!  They love an 
officer in uniform!!

Well, enough for now, I have to go check my machine gun.  I prefer
to check the ammo belts myself, fewer jams that way.

Your loving Son,

Bruno



        COMBATS IN THE AIR
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No. KEK Douai
Date:  16/01/1916 
Time:  14:00
Type of Aeroplane:Fokker EIII
Locality:Armentaieres          
Pilot:   OLt.Bruno Stachel 
Duty:    Balloon Defense
Height:  20-2500 meters

Result
Nieuport 11 - Decisive.

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Remarks on Hostile Aircraft: Type, etc,


NARRATIVE
While on defensive Combat air patrol, observed two RFC 
Nieuports attack balloon, Leutnant Boelcke and I attacked 
Nieuports.  We got both of them, Boelcke getting one, and 
I getting the other.



        COMBATS IN THE AIR
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No. KEK Douai
Date:  25/01/1916 
Time:  07:50
Type of Aeroplane:Fokker EIII
Locality: East of Arras         
Pilot:   OLt.Bruno Stachel 
Duty:  Single Patrol  
Height: 20-2500 meters 

Result
[allied balloon] - Decisive.

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Remarks on Hostile Aircraft: Type, etc,


NARRATIVE

While on patrol, observed an Allied balloon, attacked and 
destroyed same.


        COMBATS IN THE AIR
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No. KEK Douai
Date:  31/01/1916 
Time:  12:00
Type of Aeroplane:Fokker EIII 
Locality:S. of Arras and N. of Albert
Pilot:   OLt.Bruno Stachel 
Duty:  Single Patrol
Height:20-2500 meters

Result
[allied balloon] - Decisive.
[allied balloon] - Decisive.
[allied balloon] - Decisive.

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Remarks on Hostile Aircraft: Type, etc,


NARRATIVE
Patroled the front looking for hostile machines, spotted 3 
enemy balloons in the course of my patrol, destroyed all three.

Awarded Iron Cross 1st Class



        COMBATS IN THE AIR
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No. KEK Douai
Date:  06/02/1916 
Time:  15:36
Type of Aeroplane:Fokker EIII 
Locality: Vicinity of Arras         
Pilot:   OLt.Bruno Stachel 
Duty:   Single Patrol 
Height: 20-2500 meters 

Result
[allied balloon] - Decisive.
[allied balloon] - Decisive.
[allied balloon] - Decisive.

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Remarks on Hostile Aircraft: Type, etc,


NARRATIVE
While on patrol, I encountered 3 enemy observation balloons, 
I destroyed each as I came upon them.



        COMBATS IN THE AIR
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No. KEK Douai
Date:  11/02/1916 
Time:  08:00
Type of Aeroplane:Fokker EIII 
Locality: 8km SE of Bethune          
Pilot:   OLt.Bruno Stachel 
Duty: Combat Air Patrol    
Height:20-3000 meters  

Result
FE2b - Decisive.

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Remarks on Hostile Aircraft: Type, etc,


NARRATIVE
While patrol N of Lens, spotted a flight of two FE2bs.  I chased
 after one, the rest of my flight pursued the 2nd.  I managed to 
get some hits on the one I chased, causing him to crashe in 
No-mans land, 8km SE of Bethune.

The other FE2b got away.



        COMBATS IN THE AIR
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No. KEK Douai
Date:  17/02/1916 
Time:  11:52
Type of Aeroplane: Fokker EIII
Locality: Arras-Albert Area         
Pilot:   OLt.Bruno Stachel 
Duty:  Aerodrome attack  
Height: 20-1000 meters 

Result
Nieuport 11 - Decisive.

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Remarks on Hostile Aircraft: Type, etc,


NARRATIVE
Oblt. Stachel, in the performance of his duty, shot down a 
Nieuport Scout, and damaged several hangars at an enemy aerodrome.

Oblt. Stachel was Killed In Action

Haupt. Weisson, Officer Commanding, KEK Douai
DISCLAIMER

This page is a work of fiction. In other words, other than the combat report part, which was generated as the result of playing the game, Red Baron 3D, the rest of the information, including "letters home" is a fictional creation. And, just like in the movies, any resemblance to ANYONE living, dead, or undead, is pure coincidence, and completely unintentional.

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