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Albatros D.V Jasta 3, Vzfw Karl Menckhoff (14 April 1883 - 11 January 1949) was a German WWI fighter ace, 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 was held as a prisoner of war, along with many other German pilots, at Camp Montoire, near Orléans.

World War One German Aviator Ltn. Karl Menckhoff of Jasta 3 and later Jasta 72

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I came across this photo of a World War I dogfight and wondered about the different airplanes used in that war. After a quick search, I found some scanned photos of a The Chicago Daily News War Boo…

A FE-26 biplane from 24 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 1916

Heroics of British First World War fighter pilots go online

Q Lieutenant W C Cambray demonstrates the precarious stance required to use the rear-facing Lewis gun fitted to Royal Aircraft Factory biplane of No

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.

Ten German Fokker D.VII aircraft of Jasta 72 at Bergnicourt, France, in July The plane marked with an "M" belonged to Oberleutnant Karl Menckhoff.

Fokker Eindecker factory. The Fokker Eindecker fighters were a series of German World War I monoplane single-seat fighter aircraft designed by Dutch engineer Anthony Fokker. Developed in April 1915, the first Eindecker ("Monoplane") was the first purpose-built German fighter aircraft and the first aircraft to be fitted with a synchronization gear, enabling the pilot to fire a machine gun through the arc of the propeller without striking the blades.

The Fokker Eindecker fighters were a series of German…

L'Adj Léon Vitalis, l'As mitrailleur aux 6 victoires aériennes homologuées, à son poste de tir, posant aux commandes de son jumelage de mitrailleuses Lewis - escadrille C 46

A French aerial observer checks his guns before a sortie.

Sopwith Triplane

SOPWITH Triplane British Royal Flying Corp (Single Seat Fighter) Had a Max Speed of 117 mph at with an Endurance of 2 Hours 45 Minutes and a Ceilling of Armament: 1 x Fixed cal Vickers Machine Gun

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