12 Amazing Photos Depicting Gallant German WWI Pilot

Posted on Mar 31, 2016

WWI might have been the last era of chivalry when enemies would be treated with respect. Feats like that have earned Captain Oswald Boelcke of the German air force the nickname ”Gentleman of the skies”.

1. In September 1916, Captain Robert Wilson Was Taken Down by Boelcke

In September 1916, Captain Robert Wilson Was Taken Down by Boelcke
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2. Boelke Followed Wilson, Who Escaped His Blazing Fighter Plane

Boelke Followed Wilson, Who Escaped His Blazing Fighter Plane
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3. Boelke Shook the Man's Hand, Offered Him a Course of His Airfield and Coffee

Boelke Shook the Man's Hand, Offered Him a Course of His Airfield and Coffee
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4. The Two Coffee Friends Were Both Air Force Captains of Their Respective Nations

The Two Coffee Friends Were Both Air Force Captains of Their Respective Nations
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5. Wilson Was an Officer of the British 32th Squadron Royal Flying Corps

Wilson Was an Officer of the British 32th Squadron Royal Flying Corps
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6. Oswald Boelcke Was Seen as the Father of the German Airforce

Oswald Boelcke Was Seen as the Father of the German Airforce
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7. Boelcke Died from Head Injuries He Suffered During a Mid-Air Plane Crash...

Boelcke Died from Head Injuries He Suffered During a Mid-Air Plane Crash...
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8. ...With a Fellow German Warplane

...With a Fellow German Warplane
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9. He Never Wore a Helmet, but It's Debatable if That Would Have Saved Him

He Never Wore a Helmet, but It's Debatable if That Would Have Saved Him
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10. Wilson Said That His Capture Was “the Greatest Memory of My Life..."

Wilson Said That His Capture Was “the Greatest Memory of My Life..."
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11. "... Even Though It Turned Out Badly for Me.”

"... Even Though It Turned Out Badly for Me.”
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12. ”Gentleman of the Skies” Would Be Remembered as a Knightly Figure

”Gentleman of the Skies” Would Be Remembered as a Knightly Figure
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