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Photo Postcard - Max Immelmann Standing Beside Aircraft Wreckage

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Postcard of Max Immelmann standing beside aircraft wreckage.  He is not yet wearing the Pour le Mérite, but he is wearing the ribbon of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern, Knight's Cross with Swords.  This would date the photo between November 1915 and 12 January 1916.

I compared this photo to other photos online and it looks similar to the wreckage of his 7th victory on 15 December 1915, but I'm not sure.  If any aviation experts could weigh in, I'd be curious to learn more.

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Enjoy!
Ben

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TheGronkster,

Great photo.

I found this on the net that might be of some help: -

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Max Immelmann in Valenciennes after his 7th victory. A Morane Saulnier Type P from the British Air Force was shot down by Max Immelmann over Raismes on December 15, 1915. The aircraft has serial number 5087 and was flown by Charles Edward Tudor-Jones, second lieutenant of the N ° 3 Squadron, reports the Commonwealth War Graves Commission . Tudor-Jones is resting at the Raismes Communal Cemetery (Plot II, row A, grave 3). The shooter was Lieutenant Alan Victor Hobbs who was killed in the process. He is buried next to the pilot (Plot II, Row A, Grave 4).

 

Royal Flying Corps MS.24 Type P

linen.m.miraheze.org/wiki/Morane-Saulnier_Type_P

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