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Old 13th November 2019, 16:31
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Re: Albatross DV history

I am always amazed by the strengths of the forums. Thanks to "theaerodrome" I am able to tell you the whole story about this Albatros DV tail.

Ltn Ernst Braasch from Jasta 68 was killed in action on 11 Apr 18 - combat and downed SW Braches jenseits (Aubvillers);
Ltn.d.R. Ernst Braasch was born 26.03.1895 in Niederndodeleben. His father was the Pastor Dr. Braasch.

He probably was shot down by Aspirant Jean Dubois de Gennes of Spa 57 on 11 April 1918.
But the 73 Sqn claims is interesting to look at. The circumstantial evidence certainly shows Js 68 had a combat with Camels of 73 Sqn just NE of where Braasch came down. The claim of Capt Hubbard being able to get 300-400 rounds into an EA, is suggestive of both an inexperienced opponent and decisive results even if the crash was not observed.

Here attached are (i) the picture of the grave where you can recongnize clearly the cross shape, and read the name (ii) the tail of the Albatros before the crash.

Amazing how a simple picture can trigger a whole story.

Thanks you Frank, and all

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