World War One German Aviator Max Ritter von Mulzer by San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives, via Flickr

World War One German Aviator Max Ritter von Mulzer by San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives, via Flickr

Rare photographs of legendary World War I German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen (right) with his brother Lothar

Rare photographs of legendary World War I German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen (right) with his brother Lothar

Gunther Plüschow (February 8, 1886 – January 28, 1931) was a German aviator, aerial explorer and author from Munich, Bavaria. His feats include the only escape by a German prisoner of war in either world war from Britain back to Germany; he was the first man to explore and film Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia from the air. He was killed on a second aerial expedition to Patagonia in 1931. As an aviator and explorer, he is honoured as a hero by the Argentine Air Force to this day.

Gunther Plüschow (February 8, 1886 – January 28, 1931) was a German aviator, aerial explorer and author from Munich, Bavaria. His feats include the only escape by a German prisoner of war in either world war from Britain back to Germany; he was the first man to explore and film Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia from the air. He was killed on a second aerial expedition to Patagonia in 1931. As an aviator and explorer, he is honoured as a hero by the Argentine Air Force to this day.

Sous Lieutenant Rene Pierre Marie Dorme (30 January 1894 - 25 May 1917), Legion dHonneur, Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre was a French World War I fighter ace credited with 23 victories. Rene Dorme served as an artilleryman in North Africa before becoming a pilot. He was injured in a crash before he saw action. He did not get into combat until March 1916. He was posted to N3 to fly Nieuport fighters in June 1917. He was officially noted as having at least 43 probable victories.

Sous Lieutenant Rene Pierre Marie Dorme (30 January 1894 - 25 May 1917), Legion dHonneur, Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre was a French World War I fighter ace credited with 23 victories. Rene Dorme served as an artilleryman in North Africa before becoming a pilot. He was injured in a crash before he saw action. He did not get into combat until March 1916. He was posted to N3 to fly Nieuport fighters in June 1917. He was officially noted as having at least 43 probable victories.

An American sailor passionately kisses a nurse as thousands jam into Times Square to celebrate the long-awaited victory over Japan in World War II.

An American sailor passionately kisses a nurse as thousands jam into Times Square to celebrate the long-awaited victory over Japan in World War II.

30+ Badass Women That Changed The World We Live In Today -- One Of The Onna-Bugeisha, Female Samurai Warrior Of The Upper Bushi (Samurai), Class In Feudal Japan (Late 1800’s)

30+ Badass Women That Changed The World We Live In Today -- One Of The Onna-Bugeisha, Female Samurai Warrior Of The Upper Bushi (Samurai), Class In Feudal Japan (Late 1800’s)

Eduard Ritter von Schleich (August 9, 1888 – November 15, 1947), né Eduard-Maria Joseph Schleich was a high scoring Bavarian flying ace of World War I. He was credited with 35 aerial victories at the end of the war.  During World War II, he served in the Luftwaffe as a general.Born in Munich, Bavar...

Eduard Ritter von Schleich (August 9, 1888 – November 15, 1947), né Eduard-Maria Joseph Schleich was a high scoring Bavarian flying ace of World War I. He was credited with 35 aerial victories at the end of the war. During World War II, he served in the Luftwaffe as a general.Born in Munich, Bavar...

Sergent Paul Joannes Sauvage was a World War I flying ace credited with eight confirmed and six unconfirmed aerial victories. He was originally posted to fly a Nieuport for Escadrille 65, and scored his first victory with them on 16 July 1916. He became the youngest French ace on 2 October, and held that distinction until his death by anti-aircraft fire on 7 January 1917.

Sergent Paul Joannes Sauvage was a World War I flying ace credited with eight confirmed and six unconfirmed aerial victories. He was originally posted to fly a Nieuport for Escadrille 65, and scored his first victory with them on 16 July 1916. He became the youngest French ace on 2 October, and held that distinction until his death by anti-aircraft fire on 7 January 1917.

Leutnant Otto Parschau (11 November 1890 - 21 July 1916) was a German World War I Flying Ace and recipient of the Pour le Mérite, Royal House Order of Hohenzollern, and Iron Cross, First Class. He was noted as one of the pre-eminent aces on the Fokker Eindecker.

Leutnant Otto Parschau (11 November 1890 - 21 July 1916) was a German World War I Flying Ace and recipient of the Pour le Mérite, Royal House Order of Hohenzollern, and Iron Cross, First Class. He was noted as one of the pre-eminent aces on the Fokker Eindecker.

World War One German Aviator Lt. Walter Von Bulow by San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives, via Flickr

World War One German Aviator Lt. Walter Von Bulow by San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives, via Flickr

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