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Today I want to present another brave aviation man.
This time the bavarian Uffz Thomas Schaller.

* 20.10.1895 Regnitzlosau

05.01.1917 FEA 1b versetzt
30.01.1917 Beobachterschule  1 versetzt
26.02.1917 FEA 1b versetzt
01.03.1917 Schutzstaffel 29b Parkzug
10.03.1917 AFP A - Schutzstaffel 29b versetzt
06.09.1917 Verwundet im Luftkampf -  Durchschuss rechte Hand und linke Schulter ins Lazarett
15.09.1917 AFP 4 versetzt
05.01.1918 Reserve Lazarett Lübeck
17.08.1918 FEA 1b versetzt
18.08.1918 bayer. Militär-Flieger-Schule 1 Schleißheim

Promotions
27.04.1917 Gefreiter
13.06.1917 Unteroffizier
 

Decorations
11.05.1917 EK II
05.09.1917 EK I
06.09.1917 bayer. Militär-verdienst-Kreuz 3. Klasse mit Schwertern
18.10.1918 bayer. Fliegerschützenabzeichen
 

First picture shows Schaller (far right) with Schlachtstaffel 29b.

Thomas Schaller - Schusta 29b.jpg

 

Second picture with his wife. Taken after the award of the air gunnar badge.

Thomas Schaller (2).jpg

And the highlight is this portrait of him wearing the bavarian air gunnar badge. I never seen another picture of an Maybauer bavarian air gunnar in wear. Some of you may know this picture.

Even he already was awarded the IC I, he doesn't wear the cross on this picture.

Thomas Schaller (3).jpg

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