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IRON MAN - Peter Kilduff's new Book about German Ace Rudolf Berthold

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Sorry for making the mouths of some of you water - this book seems to be released only in September.

I've just found it announced for pre-order at AMAZON.

Not knowing much about the man who's grave I had only recently visited, I will definitely buy it.

 

Berthold was one of the few aces, who served from the first days of the Great War until August 1918,

when he was wounded again. He had several injuries through accidents and war wounds before -

which may be the reason why Kilduff called the book "Iron Man".

 

Berthold had 44 confirmed victories. He served with KEK Vaux; FFA 23; Jasta 4, 14, 18; and took over

the command for JG II.

 

Born 24 March 1891, he survived the Great War, only to get killed by German rioters in March 1920.

 

 

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Wow! Thanks for sharing this information. I didnt know of this release. I have most of the Kilduff earlier books already so must to have.

 

Cheers

 

Arto

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I liked Kilduff´s book of Göring but the book of Carl Degelow was one of my favorite.

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I liked Kilduff´s book of Göring but the book of Carl Degelow was one of my favorite.

Ah, great to hear - I just ordered the book about Carl Degelow!

 

Widow, I don't know. Berthold's last "accident" was to crash into a house with his Fokker D.VII.

The only German I know of having jumped with the chute and lived, is Ernst Udet.

Ace Fritz Rumey from the great Jasta 5 died at the end of the war, when his parachute failed to open.

Here is The Aerodrome about Berthold:

 

http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/germany/berthold.php

 

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