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Willy Coppens

King Albert of Belgium decorates Willy Coppens, Belgium's Ace of Aces.
Caption:
Le Roi décore l'As Belge Coppens. - Le Roi le félicite. (The King [Albert] decorates the Belgian Ace Coppens. The King congratulates him.)
Reverse:
Carte Postale
Service photographique de l'armée Belge.
Phot. Belge, r. Ma Campagne, 30, Brux
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King Albert of Belgium decorates Willy Coppens, Belgium's Ace of Aces.
Caption:
Le Roi décore l'As Belge Coppens. - Le Roi le félicite. (The King [Albert] decorates the Belgian Ace Coppens. The King congratulates him.)
Reverse:
Carte Postale
Service photographique de l'armée Belge.
Phot. Belge, r. Ma Campagne, 30, Brux
Logo PhoB

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Caption: Le Roi décore l'As Belge Coppens. - Le Roi le félicite. (The King [Albert] decorates the Belgian Ace Coppens. The King congratulates him.)

Reverse:

Carte Postale

Service photographique de l'armée Belge.

Phot. Belge, r. Ma Campagne, 30, Brux

Logo PhoB

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Willy Coppens was Belgium's 'Ace of Aces', its leading ace, with 37 kills to his name. His preferred victim was the observation balloon, typically strongly defended by both anti-aircraft guns and fighter planes.

He was the author of the memoir, 'Flying in Flanders.'

Belgium

Roles held by Willy Coppens

Role Start Date End Date
Author
Combatant - Pilot 1916-01-01 1918-11-11

Statistics for Willy Coppens

1 Statistic

Statistic Type Statistic
Enemy Aircraft Downed 37

Books by or about Willy Coppens (1)

Title Author
Flying in Flanders Willy Coppens