20-year-old Ltn. Werner Voss running up his prototype Fokker F.I triplane (103/17). Voss, a 48-victory ace and commander of Jasta 10, perished in this machine on 23 September 1917 after a protracted solo dogfight with seven experienced British pilots of 56 Squadron. Before he fell, Voss managed to damage all of the enemy SE.5s with well-placed bursts!
Famous British ace James McCudden participated in the fight, and later wrote, "His flying was wonderful, his courage magnificent ... he is the bravest German airman whom it has been my privilege to see fight."
January 5th, 2015
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