Cat. No. 8113
built by Pavel Zimandl
Albatros D.V, flown by Ltn. Georg von Hantelman,
Jasta 15, early 1918
Georg von Hantelmann was born in 1898 and joined the Braunschweiger
Hussar Regiment Nr.17 of the imperial Army in 1916, and only a year later
he transferred to the air force. After training, he was assigned to Jasta 18,
commanded by Rudolf Berthold, with whom he would later go to Jasta 15.
His first kill is dated June 6th, 1918, and by the end of the war he would
raise that total to twenty-five. On November 3rd, he was nominated for the
Pour le Merite. However, the German Emperor would abdicate on November 9th, and so the award was never given. Georg von Hantelmann was
murdered on September 7th, 1924 in an attempted robbery at his estate.
According to some sources, the fuselage of Georg von Hantelmann‘s
Albatros was painted red and blue and other researches lean towards an
all-black fuselage. The wings and elevators/rudder were covered with a
lozenge printed fabric. As a tribute to his service with the Hussars, he had a
skull and crossbones painted on his aircraft. This insignia was carried by the
regimental Hussars of which von Hantelmann was a member.
INFO Eduard - May 2018