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Karl Menckhoff's Fokker D.VII of Jasta 72 (marked with prominent letter "M"s) at Bergnicourt, July 1918.  Menckhoff was credited with 39 confirmed victories. Already in his 30s when he learned to fly, he was one of the oldest pilots in the Imperial German Air Service. He won the Pour le Mérite ("Blue Max"), and was given a squadron command. Menckhoff became a prisoner of war, along with many other German pilots, at Camp Montoire, near Orléans.

Karl Menckhoff's Fokker D.VII of Jasta 72 (marked with prominent letter "M"s) at Bergnicourt, July 1918. Menckhoff was credited with 39 confirmed victories. Already in his 30s when he learned to fly, he was one of the oldest pilots in the Imperial German Air Service. He won the Pour le Mérite ("Blue Max"), and was given a squadron command. Menckhoff became a prisoner of war, along with many other German pilots, at Camp Montoire, near Orléans.

BRITISH AIRCRAFT FIRST WORLD WAR (Q 67949)   Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8 two seat corps reconnaissance biplane. Pilot sitting in cockpit.

BRITISH AIRCRAFT FIRST WORLD WAR (Q 67949) Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8 two seat corps reconnaissance biplane. Pilot sitting in cockpit.

27 December 1917: No 1 Squadron with Nieuport 24s and 17s at Bailleul in France.

27 December 1917: No 1 Squadron with Nieuport 24s and 17s at Bailleul in France.

n 1927 Nungesser teamed up with the one eyed Coli, a veteran of the Great War and a pioneer in long distance flying, to attempt to cross the Atlantic. Nungesser was a legendary Great War pilot who scored 43 air victories while chasing women and boozing. In their aircraft the "White Bird" they left France heading for New York. They never made it. Two weeks after they disappeared Lindbergh successfully crossed the Atlantic.

n 1927 Nungesser teamed up with the one eyed Coli, a veteran of the Great War and a pioneer in long distance flying, to attempt to cross the Atlantic. Nungesser was a legendary Great War pilot who scored 43 air victories while chasing women and boozing. In their aircraft the "White Bird" they left France heading for New York. They never made it. Two weeks after they disappeared Lindbergh successfully crossed the Atlantic.

Fokker Dr1 Triplanes of Jasta 26 at Erchlin, France in February 1918: one of the most famous aircraft of the war, since both Richthofen and Voss died flying them.  Although highly manoeuvrable it was not that fast, and also quite fragile - by the end of the war few remained in service, the Fokker DVII having largely superceded it.

Fokker Dr1 Triplanes of Jasta 26 at Erchlin, France in February 1918: one of the most famous aircraft of the war, since both Richthofen and Voss died flying them. Although highly manoeuvrable it was not that fast, and also quite fragile - by the end of the war few remained in service, the Fokker DVII having largely superceded it.

One of the most advanced aircraft of World War I was the German Junkers D1. As the range of travel increased, pilots developed ways to get more fuel in mid-flight.

One of the most advanced aircraft of World War I was the German Junkers D1. As the range of travel increased, pilots developed ways to get more fuel in mid-flight.

Rittmeister Karl Bolle was born in Berlin in 1893, and transferred from the army to the Imperial German Air Corps (Luftstreitkräfte) in late 1915.

Rittmeister Karl Bolle was born in Berlin in 1893, and transferred from the army to the Imperial German Air Corps (Luftstreitkräfte) in late 1915.

FRENCH AIRCRAFT FIRST WORLD WAR (Q 66280)   Letord Bomber, Villacoublay. Serial number L7 No 297.

FRENCH AIRCRAFT FIRST WORLD WAR (Q 66280) Letord Bomber, Villacoublay. Serial number L7 No 297.

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