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Hi all,

I got this photo in the mail yesterday , and thanks to big help on another forum I now know who the men

in the pic are and something about what happened after the photo was taken.

The aeroplane is an LVG CV a two seater. And the man on the left is Flugzeugführer Gefreiter Schmalt

and the other man is OberLeutnant Otto Fischer , both men served in FFA 256 from May 1918 in France.

The pic must be taken in May 1918 or in the first days of June 1918 since Otto Fischer was killed in action on June 3rd 1918.

I could very well be one of the last pictures taken of Otto Fischer before he was killed at Bailleul.

An interesting Photo with a tragic story, I wonder what happened with Gefreiter Schmalt ? If he continued into Luftwaffe later.....


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