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Old Feb 01, 2012, 05:02 AM
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Some more detailed reading...

..."According to an article in Windsock International, Volume 4, No.1 spring 1988, Richthofen flew 4 D.V's at various times. His first,D1177/17 JG1. June 1917, is simply described in his combat report as having a "red body". His second, D1033/17. JG1. July 1917, had a factory finish with red nose, tailplane, fin, rudder, struts, undercarriage, wheel covers and upper wing. His third, D2059/17 JG1. August 1917, had red fuselage, tailplane, struts, undercarriage, wheel covers and spinner. Fin in natural ply, rudder in lozenge fabric. Wings were standard camouflage dopes, probably green and mauve. His fourth, and last recorded D.V was D4693/17. JG1. November 1917. Richthofen reports flying this bird on November 23, 1917, when he brought down his 62nd victory (DH5, Lt J A V Boody, No. 64 Sqn RFC). He describes this machine as having, "red hood, red tail". No further details were available at the time. This might be your autumn 1917 subject. Keep in mind, this article was written 22 years ago and new material may have come to light."...
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