By Colin Pengelly
Captain Albert Ball made his ultimate flight on 7 might 1917 while he flew SE5 A4850 as a part of an eleven-strong searching patrol into motion opposed to Jagdstaffel eleven, led by means of Lothar Von Richthofen. It was once a really cloudy day. Albert was once pursuing Lothar's Albatros Scout who crash-landed, wounded. Then Albert used to be visible by way of many observers to dive out of a cloud and crash. He died mins later within the hands of a French lady, Madame Cecille Deloffre. He rose from obscurity to the head rank of latest fighter pilots in just 15 months. In that interval he were presented the MC, DSO and Bars and used to be credited with at the very least forty four victories. He used to be posthumously offered the Victoria Cross.
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Albert Ball VC: the Fighter Pilot of World War I by Colin Pengelly