Today in aviation history – 10th August

On 10th August 1918 collided two German fighters Fokker D.VII near Chaulnes in France. Both pilots – lieutenant Erich Löwenhardt and sublieutenant Alfred Wenz managed to eject, but Löwenhardt’s parachute didn’t open and he died. He gained 53 aerial victories which puts him on the third place on the World War I German aviation aces list.