Name: Kurt Wolff
Units: Jasta 11, 29
Date Of Birth: February 6, 1895
Place of Birth: Greifswald, Pomerania
Date Of Death: September 15, 1917
Place of Death: Near Moorslede
Wolff entered the military in 1912 and transferred to the German
Air Service in July of 1915. On his first flight, Wolff survived a
crash that dislocated his shoulder and killed the plane's pilot. On
November 5, 1916, Wolff was assigned to Jasta 11 but failed to score
any victories until Manfred von Richthofen assumed command of the
unit. Scoring his 9th victory on April 11, 1917, Wolff shot down a
Bristol Fighter flown by Irish ace David Tidmarsh.
On May 6 , after achieving 28 victories, Wolff was given command
of Jasta 29. With this unit, he scored two more victories before
returning to command Jasta 11 on July 2, 1917. He was wounded nine
days later, in a dogfight with 10 Naval Squadron.
When he returned to duty on September 11, 1917, he began flying
one of the new Fokker Triplanes. Four days later, in another
encounter with 10 Naval Squadron, Wolff was shot down by a Sopwith
Camel flown by Norman McGregor.