Theodor Quandt

Theodor Quandt
Born (1897-06-22)June 22, 1897
Mollaud, East Prussia
Died June 6, 1940(1940-06-06) (aged 42)
Allegiance  German Empire
Service/branch Luftstreitkräfte
Rank Major
Unit FA(A) 270, Jasta 53, Jasta 36
Awards Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
Other work Flew combat in WWII Luftwaffe

Major Theodor Quandt (22 June 1897  6 June 1940) was a World War I German flying ace credited with 15 aerial victories.[1]

World War I flying service

Quant began his victory roll as a balloon buster, setting a pair of observation balloons on fire on 21 May 1917.[2] This string of wins ran until the eighth one, on 8 November 1917, the seventh having been over British aces Arthur Taylor and William Benger. There would be almost a ten month lapse before Quant resumed scoring on 27 August 1918 with a double victory. His eleventh triumph, on 1 September 1918, was over American ace John Donaldson. He then scored four more times in the next three days, and finished the war as a lieutenant.[1]

Quant was killed in action while flying a Messerschmitt Bf 109 during the Fall of France in the beginning of World War II.[1]

Sources of information

  1. 1 2 3 "The Aerodrome", Retrieved 25 January 2010.
  2. Albatros Aces of World War I. p. 31.


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