German Aviator Lt. Josef Mai, recipient of the Iron Cross (first and second class) who during the Great War was credited with 30 aerial victories. He fought during the German offensive for Paris, and fought around Warsaw on the Eastern Front in 1915. Later fighting on the Western Front would have him involved with dogfights during both the Battle of Verdun and Battle of the Somme. During World War II, he was a flight instructor for the Luftwaffe. He died in 1982, at the age of 94.
FELDMARSCHALL PAUL VON HINDENBURG c1918: A portrait of Von Hindenburg (1847-1934), German Field Marshal and President (1925-1934). During the First World War he directed German military strategy with the able Ludendorff (1916-1918).
WW1, 100 YEARS ! Hermann Wilhelm Göring (12 January 1893 – 15 October 1946) was a German politician, military leader, and leading member of the Nazi Party (NSDAP). A veteran of World War I as an ace fighter pilot, he was a recipient of the coveted Pour le Mérite, also known as the "Blue Max". On 7 July 1918, following the death of Wilhelm Reinhard, successor to Manfred von Richthofen, he became the last commander of Jagdgeschwader 1, the famed "Flying Circus". He finished WWI with 22…
Captain René Fonck, best allied pilot of WWI, His tally by the close of the war, 75, made him not only the highest scoring French and Allied ace, but also the most successful fighter pilot to survive the war.