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JG I "Richthofen" - Bloody April V


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S! All,


The following JG I pilots are being recognized for their actions during Bloody April V (28 March - 2 May, 2015), as well as for their overall contributions to JG I.





Geschwader Promotions

  • Vzfw. Kurt (Somnus) Shoenfelder (Jasta 10) - promotion to the rank of Offizierstellvertreter (OffzSt).
  • Gfr. Joseph (Sepp) Rumcajs (Jasta 6) - promotion to the rank of Unteroffizier (Uffz.)
  • Gfr. Daniel Braun (Jasta 6) - promotion to the rank of Unteroffizier (Uffz.)

Bavarian Merit 4th Class



  • Oblt. Stefan (Steewe) Schwarz (3 May 2015), for bravery and merit, beyond the call of duty.

German Army Report


"For gallantry in battle, but also extraordinary fidelity and essential service."



  • Oblt. Fritz Butzzell (quintuple awardee)
  • OffzSt. Richard (Vonrd) Ausweichen (triple awardee)
  • Fähnr. Leopold (Lee) Greifvogel (quintuple awardee)
  • Hptm. Baron von Faehig (triple awardee)
  • Lt. Thomas Lahm (triple awardee)
  • Uffz. Joseph (Sepp) Rumcajs

Honor Cross for Combatants with Swords 1914-1918


"For 4 years of active service to JG I Richthofen."


  • Fähnr. Peter (Sipi) Pfeil, joined JG I "Richthofen" February 2011.
  • Lt. Thomas Lahm, joined JG I "Richthofen" April 2011.
  • OffzSt. Georg Walarik, joined JG I "Richthofen" October 2011.
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