#military #veterans todaysdocument: Joseph Ambrose, an 86-year-old World War I veteran, watches the dedication day parade for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 11/13/1982. He is holding the flag that covered the casket of his son, who was killed in the Korean War. - @ www.HireAVeteran.com
German Aviator Lt. Josef Mai, recipient of the Iron Cross (first and second class) who during the Great War was credited with 30 aerial victories. He fought during the German offensive for Paris, and fought around Warsaw on the Eastern Front in 1915. Later fighting on the Western Front would have him involved with dogfights during both the Battle of Verdun and Battle of the Somme. During World War II, he was a flight instructor for the Luftwaffe. He died in 1982, at the age of 94.
German Albatros D.III" fighters of elite squadron Jasta 11, known as “Flying Circus” at Roucourt photographed during the spring of 1917. The 2nd closest aircraft is piloted by Manfred von Richthofen, the “Red Baron”.
Amiens, France May 22, 1918. British troops reverently stand by as Manfred von Richthofen, the German ace pilot know as the Red Baron is buried. He was shot down on the Western Front, and his body fell behind the British lines. He was buried with full military honors.