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Letter to Fritz von Falkenhayn

Event ID: 571

06 November 1917

50.816141687498735, 3.2403333562695864

Source ID: 33

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

ISBN: 1854091271

(because of the initial problems with the Fokker Dr. 1)

Richthofen’s only recourse was to protect his resources. That evening he wrote to Fritz von Falkenhayn in Berlin, asking for help in obtaining 80 flat-roofed wooden sheds, each to house a Geschwader aircraft at their new location. He had already identified the construction administration centre in Ghent as having sheds that would protect his aircraft from the weather better than tents. “Please see what you can do”, he implored.

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