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Leutnant Hans Bohning ( 17 victories )

Leutnant Hans Bohning started the war with a field artillery unit. He transferred to the Air Service and saw duty with a two seat unit FA(A)290 until receiving training as a fighter pilot. He was posted to Jasta 36 where he gained his first four victories. He was then transferred to Jasta 76 where he gained another victory, his fifth. Bohning transferred again to Jasta 79b in January 1918 where he brought his score to 17 by September. Bohning commanded Jasta 32b for the last eleven days of the war. He died October 1934, at the age of 41.

Bohning's "Ace of Spades".

Leutnant Hermann Leptien ( 7 victories )

Leutnant Leptien flew with Jasta 21 during 1917 where he gained 3 victories. He assumed command of Jasta 63 on February 21 1918. He remained Jasta commander to the end of the war raising his score to 7.