GERMANY – SANKE CARD – LEUTNANT FRIEDRICH RITTER VON RÖTH – NR 647
This is Sanke Card Nr 647 for Leutnant Friedrich Ritter von Röth. He was notable as he achieved twenty victories over observation balloons, scoring multiple kills in one day on several occasions.
Leutnant Friedrich Ritter von Röth served in Jastas 34, 23, and 16 and commanded Jasta 16. Aside from the Pour le Mérite, he was awarded the Military Max Joseph in 1919 after his death by suicide.
The photograph shows him standing in front of an Albatros D. V. which may have belonged to his fellow Bavarian Eduard Ritter von Schleich.
This particular card is not frequently seen and has never been mailed.