By Colin Pengelly
Captain Albert Ball made his ultimate flight on 7 may perhaps 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 used to be pursuing Lothar's Albatros Scout who crash-landed, wounded. Then Albert used to be obvious by way 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 head rank of latest fighter pilots in just 15 months. In that interval he were provided the MC, DSO and Bars and used to be credited with no less than forty four victories. He used to be posthumously provided the Victoria Cross.
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