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Please don't post comments only to this thread.

Show pictures of aces' skins here, or interesting skins, please - not much more.

Perhaps we will get an "Archive of Ace skins", where everyone can look and identify the guy, that just brought him down?

We could also list victories, squadrons/Jastas, and time of death - researchable at the Aerodrome.

 

I'll start with three aces from Jasta 2 "Boelke" in March, 1917.

 

1. Albatros DIII early - Werner "Bubi" Voss - 48 victories - KIA 23. September 1917 (KG 4, Jasta 2, 5, 10, 14, 29)

 

2. Albatros DIII early - Adolf Ritter von Tutschek - 27 victories - KIA March 1918 (FA 6, Jasta 2, 12, JG II)

 

3. Albatros DIII early - Georg Noth - 0 victories - PoW 19 May 1917 (FA 38, Jasta Boelcke)

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Well, this thread will be so full of Albatri - they're such pretty birds to paint - it'll be like Olham's pin-up corner :biggrin:

 

Here's three of my favourites:

 

Albatros DVa 1917 - Kurt Monnington - 8 victories - Died 17 February 1939 (FA62, Jastas 15, 18)

Albatros DVa 1918 - Helmut Dilthey - 7 victories - KIA 9 July 1918 over Lille (FA 50, Jastas 27, 40)

Albatros DVa 1917 - Georg Strasser - 7 victories - Died 4 September 1925 (FA 44, FEA 3, Jasta 17) - that little bit of lettering is spot on

 

Of these I've always loved Monnington's paint scheme ever since I tried to paint it on an Airfix model as a teenager - it was a real treat to find it so brilliantly done in BHaH. And I'm chuffed that all the 'lesser' aces are in here too, not just the headliners, not just the most well known paint schemes.

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J40_Helmut_Dilthey.jpg

J17_Georg_Strasser.jpg

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Thanks, Dej - send more, if you find!

Here are some from Jasta 5, Boistrancourt.

 

1. Albatros DVa Fritz Oppenhorst - 2 victories - Jasta 5, 71

2. Albatros DVa Richard Flashar - 2 victories - KG2, Jasta 5

3. Albatros DVa Fritz Rumey - 45 victories - FA(A) 19, Jasta 2, 5 - KIA September 27th, 1918

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Whenever I get into an Albatros, I inevitably dress it with Bruno Loezer's colors. Love it. Simple, bold, reads well at a distance.

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Today, I joined Jasta 32b, Bantheville, in August, 24th, 1917.

Nice area, and I can hunt down SPAD VIIs for a change!

 

Here's a skin from that Jasta:

 

Albatros DV later - Hans Auer - 5 victories - FA 9, FEA 1b, Jasta 16, 26, 32

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1. Albatros D V later - Rudolf Windisch - 22 victories - KIA May 1918 (FEA 6, FFA 62, KG II, Jasta 32, 50, 66)

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Albatros D V later - Franz Schmid - 1 victory - Jasta 32b

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Three more from Jasta 28w, Wasquehal, 1917

 

Albatros DIII - Karl Bolle - Victories: 36 - Jasta 2, 28, Kasta 23, KG 4

 

Albatros DIII - Max Ritter von Müller - Victories: 36 - FA 1, Jasta 2, 28, KEK B - KIA Jan. 1918

 

Albatros DIII - Franz Ray - Victories: 17 - Jasta 1, 28, 49

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More skins from Jasta 28w, Wasquehal.

 

Albatros DIII - Erwin Wenig - 4 victories - Jasta 16, FA9b, Jastas 28w, 65 - Jafu Jasta 80b

 

Albatros DIII - Karolus Baerenfaenger - 1 victory - Jastas 28w, 76b, Schonger

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Albatros DIII OAW - Karl Emil Schaefer - 30 victories - Jasta 11, 28, Kasta 8, 11 - KIA 05 June 1917

 

Albatros DIII OAW - Karl Bolle - Victories: 36 - Jasta 2, 28, Kasta 23, KG 4

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As OvS already said, this was meant to be a thread for posting individual and ace skins ONLY - please.

But I just thought about another thread about skins, where everyone could and should post.

 

Today I enlisted in Jasta 26, Colmar, Februar 1917. Didn't know, I had to fly with "Bigmouth Mueller" there.

But there's also Fritz "Pastor" ("priest") Loerzer, who is okay.

Loerzer's craft looks identical to Goerings, by the way, so I don't show it here.

 

Albatros DII - Hermann Wilhelm Goering - Jasta 26, Colmar, Feb. 1917 - 22 victories - FEA 3, FFA 25, Jasta 5, 7, 26, 27, KEK Metz, Stenay, JG I

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Because my thread "Post the Ace Skins" is not meant for posting comments or anything else but skins

(it would just get overstretched), I thought we could open a thread for all around skins for everyone.

I would appreciate much, if you all would post here now. Thanks all.

 

OvS - is it possible to move posts from my other thread to here? That would be a good solution, I think.

 

Before I leave it as dry as it sounds so far - I'll post my old Albatros DII skin here, which I use in my

new Jasta 26, in Colmar, February 1917.

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Albatros DIII early - Ernst Freiherr von Stenglin - 6 victories - Jasta 1

 

Albatros DIII early - Erich Loewenhardt - 54 victories - FA(A) 265, Jasta 10 - KIA 10 August 1918

 

Albatros DIII early - Constantin Krefft - 2 victories - FA5b, Jasta 11, JG1

 

Albatros DIII early - Adolf Ritter von Tutschek - 27 victories - FA 6, Jasta 2, 12, JG II - KIA 15 March 1918

 

Albatros DIII early - Wilhelm Leusch - 5 victories - FFA 19, Metz, Jasta 13, 19

 

Albatros DIII early - Alfred Lenz - 6 victories - FFA 23, 61, Jasta 4, 14, 22

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Enough Albatri already.... :grin:

 

To paraphrase Fagin "You gotta pick a Fokker or two..."

 

Fokker Dr.1 Hans Kirchstein - 27 Victories - FA3, 19, 256, Jasta 6 - KIA 16th July 1918

Fokker Dr.1 Hans Korner - 7 Victories - FA(A)246, Jasta 8, 19 - Killed in a motorcycle accident after the end of the War

 

and one classic...

 

Fokker Dr.1 Paul Friedrich 'Fritz' Kempf - 4 Victories - Jasta 2 - Died 1966 (Thanks Shredward for the last digit :good: )

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Hans_Korner_Last_Victory_Spad_31031918_Montdidier.jpg

Paul_Kempf_Last_Victory_Camel.jpg

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Albert Ball VC,DSO,MC 44 VICTORIES - 13,11,8,60,56 Sqdn's RFC - KIA 7.5.17

 

 

 

Nieu 17 Lewis. 60 sqd,n

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Albert Ball VC,DSO,MC 44 VICTORIES - 13,11,8,60,56 Sqdn's RFC - KIA 7.5.1

 

Good idea, RD. Let's have some Entente action in this thread.

 

Charles Dawson Booker - 29 Victories - Naval 1, 8, 5W (RNAS), 201 Squadron (RAF) - DoW 13/08/1918

 

On 11 August 1917, Booker scored his 21st victory when he and William Jordan shot down an Albatros D.V piloted by Adolf von Tutschek. Moments later, Booker was shot down by Viktor Schobinger of Jasta 12. He landed safely behind British lines. Flying a Sopwith Camel, Booker shot down three Fokker D.VII aircraft on 13 August 1918 but died from wounds received the same day when he was shot down by Ulrich Neckel of Jasta 12.

 

The screenshot below depicts Booker's Tripe engaging von Tutschek...

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Thanks for joining in, Dej and RedDog. And here's another Albatros ace skin.

 

Albatros DVa Jasta 5 - Josef Mai - 30 victories (survived the war) - (Jasta 5, Kasta 29)

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After second thoughts, which should have been first, I decided to do this different for the greatest aces.

Their aircraft and paintings will be shown in a single post for each ace, instead of all over the place.

So, some skins may appear again; but I want to present them complete.

I won't do it in an order by victories; so don't worry - I won't forget aces like MvR or Udet.

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Erich Loewenhardt - Germany - 54 victories

Orden Pour le Mérite (Blue Max); Iron Cross 2nd class

Rank: Oberleutnant

Units: FA(A) 265, Jasta 10

 

Born: 07 April 1897 in Breslau

Died: 10 August 1918 Killed In Flying Accident near Chaulnes

 

The son of a doctor, Löwenhardt served with an infantry regiment before he volunteered for the German Air Force.

He was wounded in action over Roulers on 20 September 1917. After scoring his 54th victory, he collided with Leutnant Alfred Wenz of Jasta 11.

Both men jumped from their planes, but Löwenhardt was killed when his parachute failed to open.

 

He was called a "Balloon Buster", but among his 54 kills where dangerous opponents like these:

3 Bristol F2b; 3 S.E.5a; 13 Sopwith Camel; 15 SPAD

 

Information data from "The Aerodrome" ( www.theaerodrome.com ) - I really recommend that site to all aviation fans.

Edited by Olham

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Werner Voss - Germany - 48 victories

Orden Pour le Mérite (Blue Max), Knight's Cross with Swords of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern, Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class

Rank: Leutnant

Units: KG 4, Jasta 2, 5, 10, 14, 29

 

Born: 13 April 1897 in Krefeld

Died: 23 September 1917 Killed In Action north of Frezenberg

 

Voss was wounded in action with 6 Naval Squadron on 6 June 1917. Killed during a legendary dogfight with seven S.E.5as, Werner Voss

drove two planes to the ground and damaged the rest before his silvery blue Fokker DR.I was shot down by Arthur Rhys Davids.

 

"I shall never forget my admiration for that German pilot (...). His flying was wonderful, his courage magnificent and in my opinion he is the

bravest German airman whom it has been my privilege to see fight." James McCudden

 

"If I could only have brought him down alive..." Arthur Rhys Davids to James McCudden

 

Information data from "The Aerodrome" ( www.theaerodrome.com ) - I really recommend that site to all aviation fans.

Edited by Olham

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Robert Alexander Little – Great Britain – 48 victories

Distinguished Service Cross (Bar), Distinguished Service Order (Bar), Croix de Guerre (France)

Rank: Captain

Units: Naval 8, Naval 3, RNAS; No. 203 Squadron, RAF

Born: 19 July 1895 at Hawthorn, Melbourne, Australia

Died: 28 May 1918. Fatally wounded in an attack on German bombers, crashed near Norviz.

 

#1: Little’s first Sopwith Pup victory over an enemy scout. Halberstadt DII, NE Bapaume, 04/12/1916 11:30

#2: Little’s first Sopwith Tripe victory over an enemy scout. Albatros DII, SE Lens, 07/04/1917 19:30

#3: Little’s first Sopwith Camel victory over an enemy scout. Albatros DV, Vitry – Drocourt – Queent, 17/07/1917 13:00

#4 Little’s final victory over an enemy scout. Pfalz DIIIa, Neuf Bequin, 18/05/1918 07:50

 

Information courtesy of "The Aerodrome" ( www.theaerodrome.com )

 

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Eduard Ritter von Schleich - Germany - 35 victories

Rank: Hauptmann

Orden Pour le Mérite (Blue Max), Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class, Knight's Cross of the Military Order of Max-Joseph

Units: FA 2, Jasta 21, 32, JG IV, JGR 8, SS 28

Born: 09 August 1888 in Munich

Died: 15 November 1947 in Diessen, Bayern (Bavaria)

 

Flying an all black Albatros D.V, Eduard von Schleich was known as "The Black Knight" of Germany.

 

 

Information data from "The Aerodrome" ( www.theaerodrome.com ) - I really recommend that site to all aviation fans.

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Emil Thuy - Germany - 35 victories

Rank: Leutnant

Orden Pour le Mérite (Blue Max), Knight's Cross with Swords of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern, Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class

Units: FFA 53, Jasta 21, 28, JGR 7

 

Born: 11 March 1894 in Hagen, Westphalia

Died: 11 June 1930 Killed In Flying Accident near Smolensk, Russia

 

Thuy was badly wounded while fighting on the Western Front. Sent back to Germany to recover, he was deemed unfit for further service.

He then transferred to the German Air Force, eventually becoming the highly decorated commander of Jagdgruppe 7.

He was injured in a crash on 2 February 1918.

Thuy survived the war but died in an aircraft accident while training pilots for the Luftwaffe in 1930.

 

Information data from "The Aerodrome" ( www.theaerodrome.com ) - I really recommend that site to all aviation fans.

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Karl Thom - Germany - 27 victories

Rank: Leutnant

Orden Pour le Mérite (Blue Max), Golden Military Merit Cross, Knight's Cross with Swords of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern,

Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class

Units: FFA 48, 216, 234, Jasta 21

Born: 19 May 1893 in Freystadt, Westpreussen (West Prussia)

Died: 03 March 1945 in Pillau, Ostpreussen (East Prussia)

 

Thom was wounded in action on 23 December 1917, 11 August 1918, and badly injured in a crash landing on 9 November 1918.

 

Information data from "The Aerodrome" ( www.theaerodrome.com ) - I really recommend that site to all aviation fans.

 

 

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