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The Red Baron of Monaco

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The Red Baron of Monaco

Postby Invisible shadow » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:13 pm

” The ” Red Baron ” of Monaco has been found in a July afternoon After 63 years, the tomb of Maximilian Volke , born in Monaco May 23, 1915 , was found

At nearly 30 years was a veteran : the Luftwaffe was considered a ” Red Baron ” , because he had shot down 37 Allied planes

A fall of three thousand feet , the crash between the rows of vines ripe . His was the ' last German fighter shot down in the Italian sky


http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/20 ... 78460.html
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Re: The Red Baron of Monaco

Postby HoHun » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:35 pm

Hi Invisible,

>The ” Red Baron ” of Monaco has been found in a July afternoon After 63 years, the tomb of Maximilian Volke , born in Monaco May 23, 1915 , was found

Here an article that doesn't hype quite as hard:

http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,1 ... 09,00.html

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Re: The Red Baron of Monaco

Postby Invisible shadow » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:31 pm

Wow, great find.

Volke, a veteran of campaigns in Russia and Africa, was 29 when he took off from a northern Italian air base on Sept. 5, 1944, with three other fighters to intercept a group of nine American B-25 bombers. He was shot down by gunners in one of the U.S. planes, Venieri said, citing witness accounts and the bomber squadron's logs.



The 60 volunteers of Romagna Air Finders have located the remains of 19 planes as well as four German pilots, two Britons, two Italians and one Brazilian since the group was founded in 2000. The pilots are usually given a funeral and their personal effects and planes are put on display at a museum set up by the group in the town of Fusignano, east of Bologna
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Re: The Red Baron of Monaco

Postby HoHun » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:33 pm

Hi Invisible,

>Volke, a veteran of campaigns in Russia and Africa, was 29 when he took off from a northern Italian air base on Sept. 5, 1944, with three other fighters to intercept a group of nine American B-25 bombers. He was shot down by gunners in one of the U.S. planes, Venieri said, citing witness accounts and the bomber squadron's logs.

Which shows that while bomber gunners were infamous for overclaiming, they actually managed to shot enemy fighters at least occasionally!

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Re: The Red Baron of Monaco

Postby Invisible shadow » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:14 pm

Frans Stigler can tell you about that, he has a dimple on his forehead from a 50 cal that went through his windscreen.
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Re: The Red Baron of Monaco

Postby HoHun » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:28 am

Hi Invisible,

>Frans Stigler can tell you about that, he has a dimple on his forehead from a 50 cal that went through his windscreen.

Ouch! Reminds me of Sabura Sakai, who was hit in the head by defensive fire from SBDs. A small miracle he made it back alive!

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