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Old 9 December 1998, 06:27 PM   #1
Kirk Goolsby
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Although it is likely that all aces from WWI are dead. How can one be sure? Records are certainly incomplete on the ace list of this page...particullary for the Germans. Also it is very hard to find WWI vets in Germany so I am sure that it would be near impossible to confirm the fact that no aces survive there. One will have to wait another ten years. Then one can be sure because natural physiology will make it impossible for any to have survived.

I will not give up hope of finding living pilots as long as they could possibly still be living.
Old 10 December 1998, 09:05 AM   #2
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Hello Kirk,

I saw today a German Internet source reporting about "Die Alten Adler" (Old Eagles) a club of flyers with 192 members between 81 and 104 years (3 older than 100). So I guess there is a minor chance that maybe not an ace but at least one German WWI pilot is still alive.
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