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"Holy Saturday Evening" by rOEN911 "Holy Saturday Evening" by rOEN911
The month's first break in the weather came
on Easter Sunday, 8 April 1917, when Jagdstaffelll
was credited with shooting down five British aeroplanes.
All of them fell in German-held territory,

"................. I kicked over the rudder just
in time to see the red 'plane passing below. We
swerved at the same time, and 'round and 'round we
went, each trying to get on the other's tail ...I kicked over the rudder just
in time to see the red 'plane passing below. .................My controls ...
must have gone......."


On that day the Richthofen brothers and their
comrades dominated the Arras sector and outperformed
all other Jastas, as well as their adversaries.
Relatively modest success on Saturday,11 April Evening.
seven out of nine scored on 6. Armee's front
- was followed two days later by the best day in Jasta
11's history. Of the sixteen victories confirmed that
day for the sector, twelve were credited to Jasta 11
after fighting that had lasted from morning until
evening. Rittmeister Manfred von Richthofen led the
day's scoring with his 41st victory at 0856 hours......
Lothar von Richthofen ,Werner Voss's followed with the same success...shooting down 2 more enemy planes..

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:iconanaspieinpoland:
AnAspieInPoland Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Five british aeroplanes? Then what's the SPAD doing here?
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
are germans planes and a downed Spad,whats the wrong about that?
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AnAspieInPoland Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a French plane, not a British one, as stated in the description. That's the problem. And it doesn't even look like it was shot down - Wings are in too good shape. It looks more like it was abandoned, but not before the pilot destroyed it with... I do not know... an axe or something like this.
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chazrull Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I favorited this, then came back and looked again later. That was when I noiticed to pilot on the ground. Very good, poignent illustration. Thanks for sharing!
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CretaceousForest Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Nice! Nice! Nice!
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FrauleinBest Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice...
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot :)
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FrauleinBest Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome :D
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mz7 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful stuff!
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you,Thanks for comment :)
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