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The elite pilots of Jasta 11 pose at Roucourt in mid-to-late April, 1917 with Manfred von Richthofen centre. From left to right around Richthofen: Sebastian Festner, Karl Emil Schäfer, Lothar von Richthofen, and Kurt Wolff. By the end of April these pilots combined victory total had reached 139 enemy aircraft shot down, although Festner would be shot down and killed on the 25th. (From Ace Profile No. 3 Manfred von Richthofen: The Aircraft, Myths and Accomplishments of ‘The Red Baron’ by James F. Miller – see ‘Our Books’)