1/33 Aces Aloys Heldmann Fokker D.VII Paper Model


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Colonel Alois Heldmann was a World War I flying ace credited with 15 confirmed aerial victories (plus three unconfirmed) while he was a leutnant. He later joined the Luftwaffe and was a flying school inspector.

Alois Heldmann’s native town was Grevenbrioch, near Cologne. He was studying engineering until the war began. Heldmann originally served as an infantryman on the Russian Front.

After switching to aviation, he served in artillery cooperation units operating two-seaters in Serbia, Bulgaria, and France. He was a well experienced pilot by the time he joined Royal Prussian Jagdstaffel 10 in November 1916 and was given a Pfalz D.III to fly. He would use the Pfalz for his first five wins, beginning 22 July 1917. He then upgraded to a Fokker D.VII. He scored steadily throughout the last eight months of the war, with his last victory just five days before war’s end. Twice he rose to temporary command of the squadron, from 19 June to 6 July 1918, and from 10 to 14 August.

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