German flying aceDied when: 38 years 123 days (460 months)
Star Sign: Leo
Erwin Böhme (29 July 1879 – 29 November 1917), Pour le Mérite, was a German pilot during World War I.He was born in Holzminden, grew into an athletic sportsman and became a flying ace during the war, credited with 24 victories.
He was both a close friend and a military subordinate of Oswald Boelcke and was inadvertently responsible for Boelcke's death.
Böhme was also both a contemporary of and eventually subordinate to the Red Baron.