Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Remembering a Veteran: Lt. Max Ritter von Mulzer, German Air Service

 Fokker Eindecker

Albatros D.I

Leutnant Max Ritter von Mulzer was a German ace fighter pilot who scored ten confirmed victories during World War I flying the Fokker Eindecker. He is also known for being the first Bavarian to become an ace and to receive the Pour le Mérite. Like many WWI aviators, he started as a cavalryman but transferred to the air service. Von Mulzer was 23 years old when killed flight testing a new Albatros D.I  on 26 September 1916. He is buried in his home town of Memmingen, Bavaria.

Sources: Century Flow, the Aerodrome, Wikipedia

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