Parachutes in World War 1

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 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.