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Oswald Boelcke: Germany\’s First Fighter ACE Pilot and Father of Air Combat

January 28, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Oswald Boelcke was Germany’s first ace in World War One with a total of forty victories. His character, leadership, development of air-to-air tactics and impact on aerial doctrine are all reasons why Boelcke remains an important figure in the history of air warfare. Paving the way for modern air forces across the world with his pioneering tactics, Boelcke had a dramatic effect on his contemporaries. Boelcke even gained the admiration of his enemies. This presentation will appeal to enthusiasts of the German air force, military aviation in general and World War I in particular.

o   Presenter: Brig Gen RG HEAD


January 28, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Palm Springs Air Museum
745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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