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