P01184.022

Image copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
Public Domain Mark This image is in the Public Domain

ID number P01184.022
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown (Photographer)
Place made Ottoman Empire: Palestine, Mejdel Jaffa Area, Ramleh
Date made 1917

Description

Group portrait of German aviators of Fliegerabteilung 300 (FA300) in various forms of tropical and other uniform, some pre-colonial. The photograph was dropped on No. 1 Squadron Australian Flying Corps (AFC) airfield as a compliment by Oberleutnant Gerhardt Felmy who communicated with members of the AFC in late July 1917 following the capture of Lieutenant (Lt) C.H. Vautin AFC. Identified are, left to right: back row: unknown; unknown; Leutnant (Ltn) Schumann; unknown; unknown; Ltn Tilsche; Dr Fleischmann, physician of 300 Squadron; Oberleutnant Dittmar, wearing a Kalpak, or Turkish hat, with Turkish air emblem. Middle row: unknown; Oberleutnant Daum; Oberleutnant Falke; Captain Hellmuth Felmy (Commander of the Flying Company, and brother to Gerhardt Felmy); unknown; Oberleutnant Gerhardt Felmy; unknown. Front row: possibly Fritzsche; Ltn Schlieff; Ltn Schmarje. Dittmar was himself shot down in October 1917 and taken prisoner by the Australian Flying Corps. (Better version of this image held at P02097.001). (Original print held in AWM Archive Store).