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MvR visits Kampfgeschwader 3

Event ID: 401

08 August 1917

50.982243358607796, 3.789031288664687

Source ID: 12

The Great War Illustrated 1917, William Langford & Jack Holroyd

ISBN: 9781473881617

The Red Baron, seen here visiting Kampfgeschwader 3 bomber base at Gontrode, Belgium, where he is conferring with Hauptmann Rudolf Kleine, KG3’s commander (left); the unit’s adjutant, Oberleutnant Gerlich, is standing centre. Escorting bombers was not to Richthofen’s liking as he much preferred the hunting role rather than the defending one. Although equipped with theTriplanes some JG 1 pilots continued to fly the Albatros, as teething troubles were experienced with the new three-winged machines.

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