Fokker E.II 69/15, flown by Lt. K. von Crailsheim, Feldfliegerabteilung 53,
Western Front, October 1915
The road to the air force was typical for Leutnant Kurt von Crailsheim. After being
wounded with Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 120 (2.Württembergisches), he was deemed unfit
for further field duty, and was transferred to the air force. After passing flight training,
he joined the ranks of FFA 53 as a pilot, where he downed a french Voisin of VB114
on September 22nd, 1915. In October, he began flight duty with the Fokker E.II 69/15.
According to some sources, it was in this aircraft that he suffered a forced landing on
December 12th, 1915, succumbing to his wounds on January 4th, 1916.
Camo A built by Pavel Zimandl
Cat. No. 8451
INFO Eduard - February 2018