Friday, July 18, 2014
This is U10 as pictured by Ronny Bar for Wingnut Wings and, also from the WNW archives is a photograph of U10 after its capture and with the US 95th Aero Squadron's kicking mule insignia applied. U10 has an interesting history: Fokker D.VII (OAW) 4635/18 captured by the 95th Aero as the pilot, Lt. Heinz Freiherr von Beaulieu-Marconnay, landed his aircraft at their forward field. This took place on November 9, 1918...two days before the Armistice. Older brother to German ace Olivier von Beaulieu-Marconnay Cmdr. of Jasta 19. Heinz saw his brother linger in death after wounding by friendly fire. When he landed he seemed tired of the conflict and commented. "...The war will be over in a few days anyway..." U10 is now at the Smithsonian.