WWI RFC COMBAT REPORT
WWI RFC Combat Report
Rare WWI combat report signed by Major David Blake, commanding officer of 3rd Squadron Australian Flying Corps. Blake was the officer in charge of making arrangements for Richthofen's funeral. "Under instructions from Major Blake, I went to the spot where the German officer had crashed, with instructions to salvage the machine and to recover Richthofen's body." "The morning of April 22,1918 was an exceptionally busy one for Major Blake, C.O. of No.3 Squadron. After his quota of R.E.8's was off the ground for photographic reconnaissance, other squadron duties were fulfilled;he then turned his attention to Richthofen's funeral. This is part of a large aviation collection that we have the opportunity to handle. The collector who had put this together was especially interested in the Red Baron and has collected some rare items. Here is a chance to add a superb item to your collection. WWI combat reports are extremly rare, never mind the connection to the Red Baron. This was signed by Blake the day before Richthofen was killed.
Top of report appears to have been cropped at some point.
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