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11 September 1917 : Capt Georges Guynemer


Georges Guynemer was one of the 'highest scoring' French aces of the First World War. Of slight build, Georges was initially rejected from the military in 1914, but he was then taken into the French Air Service as a mechanic. He persevered and got onto pilot training, receiving his wings as a pilot in April 1915. He then spent his entire militar…

Max Immelmann – the ‘Eagle of Lille’


The first German air ace of the war was Max Immelmann – known as ‘Der Adler von Lille’ – ‘the eagle of Lille’. Over a period of just over a year, he would claim 17 victories until his death on 18 June 1916. Above: a commemorative coin Born in Dresden on 21 September 1890, Max enrolled in Dresden Cadet School in 1905. By 1912, he had left the ar…