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Old 16 February 2012, 02:56 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Kurt Wolff for me.A great airman and person who's life was cut so short.I heard he was involved in some squadron prank on a German HQ in a past post on here.I think it went like this...

MVR had the idea to pull a prank on an HQ by staging an "air raid".So MVR and a other squadron mates (including Wolff) participated and did it at night.There was a trench outside the HQ but there was no flooring in it.They poured water in it to make a muddy mess in it.After causing some chaos and Wolff on the roof shooting flares into the sky,the occupants in the HQ,thinking they were really being bombed,rushed out (some running out in their pj's) jumped in the shelter trench,only to find themselves leaping into a mud pit!

Thats all I remember from that post.

On the Entente side,I like Willy Coppens.A very daring and successful balloon buster.A balloon was hazardous to take on and he did it over 34 times out of his 37 victories!A man of true nerves of steel!He even "landed" on a ballon and waited till his machine fell off it,turned the engine back on,and flew away unharmed!

Mate,

I believe that was Hans Joachim Wolff sometime in 1918. Kurt Wolff had already been KIA by that time.

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Then there is: Reed Chambers, Maxwell Kirby, Everett Cook, James Meissner, Carl Spaatz, Donald Hudson, Harold Hartney, Leo Dawson, Jerry Vasconcells, Joseph Wehner, Walter Wanamaker, Frank Ennis, George Brew, Ernest Love, Ralph O'Neill, Charles Porter, Leighton Brewer, Charles Biddle, Arthur Brooks, Jaques Swaab, Maury Jones and Charles D'Olive. And the rest of the AEF USAS.
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Old 17 February 2012, 11:09 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Willy Coppens landing on a Balloon!!, : what nerve! such elan!, what a diorama that would make! just imagine what the German balloonists must have thought of that!! .

Charles Nungesser; I did not realise how many injuries this brave man had sustained, Dear God , they do not make them like that anymore. .

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Voss, probably..... his name sounds like charming....

Linke-Crawford.

Udet, Bohme, Wolff and R. Windisch.

I'm forgetting a lot by the way......
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Old 19 February 2012, 07:14 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I've always been a sucker for Jasta 11 and JG1 personnel: Manfred von Richthofen, of course, as well as Lothar, Karl-Emil Schafer, Kurt Wolff, Carl Allmenroder, Sebastian Festner. And being a lady, I'll admit that I was in love with all of them off and on between the ages of ten and thirteen.
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I've always been a sucker for Jasta 11 and JG1 personnel: Manfred von Richthofen, of course, as well as Lothar, Karl-Emil Schafer, Kurt Wolff, Carl Allmenroder, Sebastian Festner. And being a lady, I'll admit that I was in love with all of them off and on between the ages of ten and thirteen.
well Der Drache, you had good taste at a very early age!!
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André De Meulemeester, without doubt, but also Jules Jaumotte, John de Roest d'Alkemade, Georges & Charles Kervyn de Lettenhove, Jacques de Meeûs d'Argenteuil ... all Belgians in fact ...
but don't misunderstand me ... All those pilots and observers deserve a tribute

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I like Frank Luke and Edward Rickenbacker.
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Hard to say really, because i never met any of them but my favorites are Manny von, Mick M, E Udet and finally Al Ball Fine "warriors" all of them
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