RE: Latest WW1 Aero
09 Nov 95 10:01:00 EST

hello Jess,

You ask:
> What about the sample of v. Richthoven's Dr1 strut on the webpage?
>Is it not to be considered questionable as well?

It has pretty strong claims to being authentic, as are the other
fragments in the AWM, and the boots removed from MvR. AFAIK (and I have
asked) all were collected from Australian soldiers actually present in
that part of the line on the day of his demise, and not from "someone who
had it from someone". They are also long term museum specimens, like the
aircraft next to them, rather than recent purchases.