The Combat Reports and letters of
Leutnant Heinrich Himmelstoss

        COMBATS IN THE AIR
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No. KEK Douai
Date:  06/06/1916 
Time:  10:00
Type of Aeroplane: Fokker EIV
Locality: E and SE of Albert
Pilot:   FW.Heinrich Himmelstoss 
Duty:    Barrage Patrol
Height:  2500 meters

Result
Farman F40 - Decisive.
Farman F40 - Decisive.

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Remarks on Hostile Aircraft: Type, etc,


NARRATIVE
While on barrage patrol, spotted a flight of Sopwith 2 
seaters, managed to damage one before they got away.

Later, engaged a flight of two Farman bombers.  Shot both 
of them down, one in flames.

Signed: FW H. Himmelstoss

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AWARD: Iron Cross 2nd Class.


        COMBATS IN THE AIR
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No. KEK Douai
Date:  13/06/1916 
Time:  13:59
Type of Aeroplane: Fokker EIII
Locality: Near Arras       
Pilot:   FW.Heinrich Himmelstoss 
Duty:    Barrage Patrol
Height:  2000 meters

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

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Remarks on Hostile Aircraft: Type, etc,


NARRATIVE
After finishing assigned duty, I went hunting for enemy 
balloons.  I found 3 and shot them all down.

Signed: FW H. Himmelstoss

----------Letter home------------

Dearest Mother,

I am writing to tell you I am doing fine.  It is such 
a relief to be out of the trenches.  All the mud, and 
everything.  We have a new squadron leader, Hauptman 
Strugg.  It seems that HQ has other ideas for Haupt. 
Boelcke.  I am glad for him, but he will be missed.  

You should receive the papers that go with my Iron 
Cross soon.  It's only a 2nd class, but I'm told if 
I keep bringing down British planes and balloons the 
way I have, I'll be awarded the 1st class soon.

Well, I have to get ready for another patrol, until 
next time.

Your loving son,

Heinrich.

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        COMBATS IN THE AIR
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No. KEK Douai
Date:  21/07/1916 
Time:  17:54
Type of Aeroplane: Fokker EIII
Locality:Between Arras and Albert
Pilot:   FW.Heinrich Himmelstoss 
Duty:    Ground Attack (Infantry)
Height:  2000 meters

Result
Nieuport 11 - Decisive.
Nieuport 11 - Decisive.
[allied balloon] - Decisive.
[allied balloon] - Decisive.
[allied balloon] - Decisive.

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Remarks on Hostile Aircraft: Type, etc,


NARRATIVE

On the way to our target, I spotted 3 enemy balloons 
and shot them down.  Also engaged two enemy Nieuport 
type 11s and shot them down also.

Signed: FW H. Himmelstoss

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Award: Iron Cross 1st Class


        COMBATS IN THE AIR
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No. KEK Douai
Date:  02/08/1916 
Time:  06:00
Type of Aeroplane: Fokker EIII
Locality: Near Bethune
Pilot:   FW.Heinrich Himmelstoss 
Duty:    Barrage Patrol
Height:  2000 Meters

Result
[allied balloon] - Decisive.

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Remarks on Hostile Aircraft: Type, etc,


NARRATIVE

While on barrage patrol, engaged a flight of two English 
DH2 types.  Oblt. Lehman got one.  I brought down a balloon.

Signed: FW H. Himmelstoss




        COMBATS IN THE AIR
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No. KEK Douai
Date:  25/09/1916 
Time:  18:00
Type of Aeroplane: Fokker DII
Locality: South of Armentieres
Pilot:   FW.Heinrich Himmelstoss 
Duty:    Combat Air Patrol
Height:  2500 meters

Result
BE2c - Decisive.
BE2c - Decisive.
BE2c - Decisive.

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Remarks on Hostile Aircraft: Type, etc,


NARRATIVE

During our patrol, we engaged several enemy BE2c types.  
I brought down three of them.

Signed: FW H. Himmelstoss


        COMBATS IN THE AIR
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No. Jasta 10
Date:  01/10/1916 
Time:  06:56
Type of Aeroplane: Albatross DI
Locality: South of Armentieres
Pilot:   FW.Heinrich Himmelstoss 
Duty:    Infantry Support
Height:  2000 meters

Result
BE2c - Decisive.
BE2c - Decisive.
BE2c - Decisive.
[allied balloon] - Decisive.

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Remarks on Hostile Aircraft: Type, etc,


NARRATIVE
During our mission, we spotted and attacked a flight of 
British BE2c types.  I shot down 3 of them, and a nearby 
British Balloon.

Signed: FW H. Himmelstoss

Award: Knights Cross of the House of Hohenzollern.



        COMBATS IN THE AIR
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No. Jasta 10
Date:  11/10/1916 
Time:  10:58
Type of Aeroplane: Albatros DI
Locality: Between Arras and Albert
Pilot:   FW.Heinrich Himmelstoss 
Duty:    Barrage Patrol
Height:  2500 meters

Result
Nieuport 11 - Decisive.
[allied balloon] - Decisive.
[allied balloon] - Decisive.
[allied balloon] - Decisive.

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Remarks on Hostile Aircraft: Type, etc,


NARRATIVE

While on barrage patrol, I shot down one French 
Nieuport scout, and 3 enemy balloons.

Signed FW H. Himmelstoss

Promoted: Leutnant

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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