A recent post from my World War One collection- German ace Werner Voss, Manfred von Richthofen’s friend and rival. He was a phenomenal marksman allegedly a master of deflection shooting. He loved tinkering with motors, loved motorcycles, and his aircraft, especially his Albatros DIII, were distinctively decorated. He believed that the Fokker Dr.I Triplane was the best aircraft he had ever flown and he was the absolute master of it, earning praise from friend and foe alike!

Originally shared by Pete Panozzo


Werner Voss (April 13, 1897-September 23, 1917) was a World War I German fighter pilot and ace. Born in Krefeld, the first son of an industrial dyer, Voss was a friend and rival of the renowned Manfred von Richthofen…