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Old 9 October 2023, 01:43 AM   #1
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The other guys: notable airmen with a total score of 4

Good morning Gentlemen,

4 is an unlucky number in competitions. In sports the fourth-ranking athlete is the first who doesn't receive a medal and in airwar a score of 4 is one short of acedom and glory. I gathered some rather notable WW1 airmen with a final score of 4:
  • Louis Robin, observer of Fernand Jacquet
  • Valfried Nykanen, Finnish pilot who flew for the Russians
  • Eugène Gilbert, first to shoot down 5 but was credited with only 4
  • Roland Garros, airwar pioneer
  • Jakob Wolff, pacifist Jewish cigar manufacturer of a quite old age
  • August Raben and Friedrich Kempf, enigmatic triplanes for modellers
  • Georges De Ram, Dutch gunner who flew for the French
  • Marin Popescu, Romanian pilot
  • Martin Trepp, Swiss pilot who flew for the French
  • Norman Prince and James Norman Hall, of the Escadrille Lafayette
Cheers,

Michael

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Old 2 January 2024, 01:53 AM   #2
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I've got another one: Friedrich Vollbracht, scored 2 in WW1 and 2 in WW2.
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Some interesting people on that list Michael, in particular Wolff. My uncle officially 'only' got four in the second conflict, fortunately if you include the first from 1918, he escaped the moniker of 'almost an ace'.
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Old 3 January 2024, 02:42 AM   #4
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Good morning Vince,

yes, Albrecht Ochs scored five in two world wars, thereby qualifying as ace.

One of the poor fellows with four, Friedrich Kempf, was honoured with a wonderful redition of his plane
https://www.oldmodelkits.com/index.p...25891&page=320
which I find totally mesmerizing.

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Old 16 February 2024, 10:34 AM   #5
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...Maurice Damenez, Caudron R.11 top scorer.

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