Re: Hermann Goering's DVII

Erik Pilawskii (
Sun, 27 Nov 1994 12:05:23 -0800 (PST)

> Hello all,
> I was wondering what kind of crosses Goering's Fokker DVII had? I saw an
> Airfix or something that had his markings and could kick myself for not paying
> more attention. I know that it is white overall with a weight label under the
> cockpit, but the photo I have doesn't show any crosses that you can see.
> Any help will be appreciated.
> Jeff (

I think it'd be petty safe to assume that it had the standard late-war
'simple' black cross. Since it was on a white background it isn't necessary
to know whether it was outlined or not-- you couldn't see it. I have,
oddly enough, beautiful color plates of his D.III and D.V; but no D.VII.
"The Heavens were the grandstands, and only the Gods were spectators. The
stake was the World. The forfeit was the Player's place at the table; and
the Game had no recess. It was the most dangerous of all sports-- and the
most fascinating. It got in the blood like wine. It aged men 40 years in
40 days; it ruined nervous systems in an hour. It was a fast game-- the
average life of a pilot at the Front was 48 hours. And, to many, it
seemed an Age....
Elliot White Springs, WWI ace