Aircraft Photo of D5390/17 | Albatros D-Va | Germany - Air Force | #32916
Registration / Serial:D5390/17
Aircraft Original Type:Albatros D-V
Aircraft Generic Type:Albatros D-V
Aircraft Version:Albatros D-Va
C/n (msn):D.5390/17
Operator / Titles:Germany - Air Force
City / Area:Canberra / War Memorial [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Collection:Australian War Memorial
Photo Date:28 June 2010
Photo by:Phil Vabre
Photo ID: 32916
Photo Comment

This is a very rare, genuine Great War survivor. It was built in 1917 and served with Jasta 29. It was shot down during a dogfight with an RE.8 of 3 Squadron, AFC. The pilot, Lt Clauss was wounded and force-landed just inside the Australian lines between Armentieres and Ploegsteert Wood. Recovered under shellfire by 3 Sqn and eventually shipped to Austalia for the Australian War Memorial collection. Restored as close as possible to original condition during 2007-8.

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