Wednesday 6 February 2008 by Amanda Rebbeck. 13 comments.
Aircraft 1914 - 1918, Collection The Red Baron, Private Records

A03158A posthumous photograph of Captain Baron Manfred von Richthofen (the Red Baron).

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Wednesday 6 February 2008 by Amanda Rebbeck. 1 comments.
Aircraft 1914 - 1918, Personal Stories Training, Aerial Operations, Private Records

The aircraft of the 1914-18 period were visibly frail and delicate and quite unlike the capable machines we know today. First World War aircraft were prone to structural or mechanical failures and could easily catch fire. Armament was limited to rifle-calibre machine guns and protection for the crew through armour and parachutes were only beginning to be used in the closing stages of the war. Aircrew operated with few aids to navigation, and were usually exposed to the elements while in flight.

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Tuesday 27 November 2007 by Amanda Rebbeck. 2 comments.
Aircraft 1914 - 1918, Personal Stories Aerial Operations, Private Records

cas.awm.gov.au/photograph/B02078Lieutenant A R Brown (left) and Lieutenant G Finlay (right) in a Bristol Fighter.

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