germany - statuette - dedicated honor for peter strasser - navy zeppelin service commander
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GERMANY – STATUETTE – DEDICATED HONOR FOR PETER STRASSER – NAVY ZEPPELIN SERVICE COMMANDERSKU: 26-73 A
FregattenkapitänPeter Strasser (1876-1918) was the commander of all the Imperial German Navy zeppelins that flew against England, Paris, and Brussels. Strasser was a brave and respected man. He was highly-regarded as a leader by his superiors and his subordinates alike. He flew with his crews and took the same chances as they did. He was awarded the Orden Pour le Mérite. Ultimately, he suffered the same fate as many of his fellow zeppelin officers and crew members when he went down in flames on what became his FINAL bombing mission over London on 6 August 1918. [Nearly 50% of all Navy zeppelins were destroyed, and 40% of their crews died in combat. When their hydrogen-fueled vessels exploded, the crew went down in flames with them]…..