Oberleutnant Fritz Otto Bernert (6 March 1893 – 18 October 1918) was a leading German fighter ace of World War I. He scored 27 victories despite being essentially one-armed. He was awarded the Pour le Merite on 24 April 1917. Bernert was severely wounded again on 18 August 1917. This wound removed him from command and kept him in the hospital for three months. It took him off flight status. He was promoted to Oberleutnant upon release from the hospital. He died of the Spanish flu.
Max Immelmann September 1890 – 18 June PLM was the first German World War I flying He was a great pioneer in fighter aviation and was the first aviator to win the Pour le Mérite, and was awarded it at the same time as Oswald Boelcke.