November 29, 2016

A German pilot bails out from his flaming plane during the World War I

Picture shows a German rider jumping off his Albatross airplane in flames after being shot down over enemy lines. The anonymous British airman who took the picture told the context in which the snapshot was taken:
“The German aircraft began a descent and the pilot of my plane was pointed in his direction to follow him. Then I saw him go up in flames … The heat must have been terrifying. The pilot was finally thrown out …”.


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