Image copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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ID number P01184.025
Collection Photograph
Object types
  • Black & white
  • Portrait
Place made Ottoman Empire: Palestine, Weli Sheikh Nuran
Date made 8 October 1917
Physical description
  • Black & white
  • Portrait


A German Air Force D III Albatros Scout aircraft, D636/17, flown by Oberleutnant Gustav Adolf Dittmar of Fliegerabteilung 300 unit. The aircraft had been shot down, practically intact, into AIF Light Horse lines near Bersheeba by a Bristol fighter aircraft flown by Lieutenant R. Steele a Canadian pilot with No 111 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. No 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, members recovered the machine and moved it to their airfield where repairs, including a bullet holed radiator, were carried out returning it to flying condition. This photograph shows the forlorn German pilot standing by his aircraft.