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Condolence letter to Gerhard Böhme, brother of Erwin Böhme

Event ID: 572

01 December 1917

50.25304237994465, 3.3653950382567883

Source ID: 33

Richthofen, Beyond the legend of the Red Baron, Peter Kilduff, Arms and Armour, 1993

ISBN: 1854091271

I have just received the painful news of the death of your brother. One becomes firm and hard in war, but this blow hits me right in the heart. You know yourself how close in friendship your brother stood to me.

On the last afternoon before his death, he visited me here at Avesnes le Sec, my new airfield – full of joy about the development of our dear old Jagdstaffel Bölcke, which had been led bak to its old heights, singularly and alone due to him.

Now both are united in Valhalla: your splendid brother and his great master, to whom, of all of us, he was closest.

Come and visit me soon, dear Herr Böhme, so that we can reflect together on the lost brother and friend.

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