The original painting is painted with water color and ink on paper.
Erwin Böhme was a German pilot during World War I. He was born in Holzminden, grew into an athletic sportsman and became a flying ace during the war, credited with 24 victories. He was both a close friend and a military subordinate of Oswald Boelcke and was inadvertently responsible for Boelcke’s death. Böhme was also both a contemporary of, and eventually subordinate to Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron.
He was awarded the Pour le Mérite, the Royal Order of the House of Hohenzollern with Swords, and the Iron Cross of 1914, 1st and 2nd class.
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