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Old 26 September 2012, 06:06 AM   #1
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Hard photograph of a German crashed aircraft and its pilot.

Hello all,
An other photograph (I'm not really a fan of these photographs of crashed aircrafts, but is historical too).



I haven't information about this aircraft.
Only, it is normally a German aircraft.

Maybe you know something about this photograph (?). Perhaps not new on the Forum, but I don't know how search on the forum and what words in English to use.
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Old 26 September 2012, 10:47 AM   #2
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Contemporaneously annotated as:
A german aviator who tried to bombard the french capital in day time on the 12th day of august 1918 and was brought down.
This a/c has been previously identified as a Rumpler C.VII


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Old 26 September 2012, 10:58 AM   #3
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Bonjour

There is another photo of the same aircraft with indication that it was shot down near Verdun
909 - Verdun - Avion allemand abattu | MULLER
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Old 26 September 2012, 02:16 PM   #4
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Hello,
Thank you very much for these informations.

Today, I was looking some results by a research on the forum but not found.
So, August 12, 1918 at Verdun.
Thank you again for this information.
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Nico (going and returning to study aerial fights on Balkans again).
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Old 26 September 2012, 03:45 PM   #6
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Thank you for all these links.
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Old 26 September 2012, 03:48 PM   #7
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It appears to have been shot down prior to November 1917!!!!
http://www.theaerodrome.com/forum/pe...is-1918-a.html
Yes, So surely a mistake for 1918.
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Yes, So surely a mistake for 1918.
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The place and date I gave comes from only one example of this scene. As you can see it even became a Keystone stereographic photo(!) The skillfully hand-written caption I quoted has been added by a French, probably Parisian, photo postcard publisher, on cards intended for the AEF souvenir market. The date was likely moved to the current year to make the photo appear to have been taken recently. As they say ; "the first casualty in war is the truth".


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Old 27 September 2012, 12:58 AM   #9
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Bonjour à tous




The legend at bottom of photo is:
"this enemy plane was shot down by our anti-aircraft batteries, which also possess their ace. He was looking for a large and important hospital , he sought the place where could do most damage possible , when suddenly - one do not think at any - one shell hit him with full force and it was crashing near Souilly. No one will ever know if this device has been lost account by the opponent"

you can D/L this period magzine "La Guerre Aerienne Illustrée" (among 59)
here:
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another version at
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Photos of The Great War - War Album of Grant Eddy/"The end of a great German ace"

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