Letter to Fritz von Falkenhayn
Event ID: 571
06 November 1917
Source ID: 33
(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.