[WWI] Werner Voss photo

Shane Weier bristolf2b at hotmail.com
Thu Jan 20 18:12:31 EST 2005

Warren says

>As Shane says, have you ever seen it, or known someone who has?  I am
>beginning to think that the yellow rudder is one of those things that
>has taken on a life of its own.

Actually, I've seen photos of it. And Knut Eric has kindly emailed me 
another one.

My point is though, that *yellow* is a serious stretch of imagination in my 

It's nearer brown than anything and could just as easily be evidence of a 
misinterpretation of the instructions to paint out the white crossfields - 
remember that some aircraft had the rudder painted out as well as wings and 

Furthermore there is considerable doubt about the provenance of the 
artifact. IIRC the serial number doesn't match that of the aircraft. Given 
that 103/17 was a crumpled wreck before any actual DR.1 airframes reached 
the front I personally discount the likelihood of it being a replacement 

But....who knows


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