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Early German Aces of World War 1
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Posted: Monday, October 09, 2006 - 11:08 PM UTC
Fred Rick Boucher [ JPTRR ] brings us a Review of Osprey''s Early German Aces of World War 1. Be sure to check out the Link to Additional Images at the end of Fred's Review.

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Posted: Monday, October 09, 2006 - 11:59 PM UTC
Nicely done Rick,

I have known Greg personally for many good years. Decent fellow and a gentleman. When I comes to WWI German aviation you cannot go wrong picking up anything with his name on it as author. Greg has a uniquely fine relationship with many other enthusiasts, historians, devotees and research fiends. His style of writing is indepth. The Ernst von Althaus story came from just such relationships. He was able to become privvy to certain letters of a Major Serno who commanded the flying forces (such as they were in the early part of the war) in the middle east. I look forward to picking up a copy in the near future.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - 08:58 PM UTC
Hi Stephan,

Thank you for your compliment. I am working on Austro-Hungarian Aces of WWI, too.

I hope to become aquainted with some of these authors one day. I have had the chance to meet Joe Foss and the P-38 pilot who escorted Lindberg when he shot down the Japanese Sonia, but I waited until it was too late. I met 'Memphis Belle' pilot Col. Morgan, Dick Rossi and a couple of other AVG originals, as well as Wolfgang Falck and another Luftwaffe great, and couldn't think of anything sensible to ask them! Too absorbed in the moment. I attended lectures by Robin Olds and Bud Anderson but couldn't get to them, and missed Jeffery Ethell's local safety seminar about a month before his accident.

Next time I have the chance I am going to just start talking and see where it leads!