Paul Bäumer

Paul Baumer

Name: Paul Bäumer
Country: Germany
Rank: Leutnant
Units: FA 7 Jasta 2, 5
Victories: 43
Date Of Birth: May 1, 1896
Place of Birth: Duisburg Ruhrort
Date Of Death: July 15, 1927
Place of Death: Near Copenhagen, Denmark

A dental assistant before the war, "The Iron Eagle" (Der Eiserne Adler) had his pilot's license when he entered the army. Bäumer served in an infantry regiment before his transfer to the German Air Service. He was one of only five recipients to be awarded both the Blue Max and the Golden Military Merit Cross. After the war, he became a dentist and continued flying. He was killed while performing an aerobatic display.