Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-3-6399-9883-2;
Leutnant Walter Boning was a World War I flying ace credited with 17 aerial victories. He began his military career in the German infantry, and transferred to the German flying service. He began pilot training on 10 February 1916. He was briefly posted to FA 6 on the Western Front for artillery cooperation duties. In November 1916, he was transferred to a fighter squadron, Royal Prussian Jasta 9. He scored his first victory on 6 April 1917. Boning became a balloon buster on 30 April, downing one of the observation balloons at Guyencourt. He became an ace on 23 September 1917, when he shot down two Nieuport fighters for victories five and six. These were his final wins for Jasta 9; he was given command of Royal Bavarian Jasta 76b on 5 October 1917.
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