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