Monday, February 2, 2015


In this installment of 'Stringbags' we present a photo showing a Siemens-Shuckert D.III in Swiss markings and adorned with a Totenkopf (skull and crossbones or, more literally, 'death's head') motif.

Your blogmeister has done only minimal digging on this one, but it seems that this particular bird, along with a few others, was deliberately flown to Switzerland in November of 1918, possibly by a German pilot named Lange of Kest 5, in order to prevent the machine from falling into the hands of Allied forces.

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