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    A wingman, Bigglesdownunder, loaned me Issue 8 of Iron Cross magazine. It is special issue on Manfred von Richthofen. I found it a good read.

    As well as articles you would expect about MvR as a person and his victories as a pilot, there was an article on the development of the Fokker Dr.I, and an interview with a Swede who has built a reproduction of a Dr.I, who was able to describe what it was like to fly.

    There is also an article about MvR’s philosophy and approach to conducting air warfare. It is like a training manual for all those who served under him. It is consistent with what is said elsewhere about him both leading his men by example, but also watching out for, and watching over, his men. I thought it gave a good insight into the man, and his success.

    Another article I enjoyed was the one about the influence of Oswald Boelcke on MvR’s career, and more importantly, on MvR’s approach to leading men. Without Boelcke, there may have been no famous pilot, MvR. He might have remained an observer.

    There is much more, but these were the highlights for me.
    Lastly, in the table listing all MvR’s victories, only the last 17 of which were in a Fokker Dr.I, there is a footnote saying that only the last two victories were in an all red Dr.I.

    [Saunders, A. (ed), Iron Cross, Issue 8, Warners Group Publications, Bourne (Lincolnshire, UK), 2021.]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windy Jack View Post
    ...Lastly, in the table listing all MvR’s victories, only the last 17 of which were in a Fokker Dr.I, there is a footnote saying that only the last two victories were in an all red Dr.I...
    Yeah, switching to the all red scheme didn't prove very lucky for him
    Fok DR.I's 477/17, 125/17 & 152/17 were all in the red and green scheme.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    I'm still looking for a copy of this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    I'm still looking for a copy of this.
    Google is your friend.....

    https://www.militaria-history.co.uk/...ue-8-issue-8-1
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    Oooooh, Thanks!
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    Ordered mine in April when Steve first posted and realized earlier this week that I never received it.


    All sorted (hopefully) and they have sent me another copy.

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    By all factually-based accounts, he was indeed, a good leader, not just a high-scorer.

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    Finally, got one on order.

    Thanks for the link, Steve!
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    Thank you for the 'heads up', Doug. I have ordered a copy.

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    My copy arrived on Friday, which is good service since I only ordered it on Monday morning.

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    Yea, thanks to all involved - got mine on order at last

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    It costs as much to ship to my address as it does the copy, maybe later when I am in the money.

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    Mine arrived a few days ago - I forget exactly when (getting old...)
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