Parachutes in World War 1


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Heinecke fallschirm


Jagdstaffel 5

Fokker DVII


 27th September 1918

Leutnant Fritz Rumey


Leutnant Fritz Rumey of Jasta 5 was killed after bailing out of his Fokker DVII having collided with the S.E.5a flown by South African ace George Lawson. Rumey's Heinecke parachute failed to open and he plummeted to his death.