First World War German fighter ace Rudolf Berthold had 44 confirmed kills by the end of the conflict in 1918. Having survived the war, what happened to him in 1920?

Answer: He was strangled in Harburg with his own Blue Max, the Pour le Merite, Germany’s highest award for bravery, by German Communists.

Source: Knights of the Air by Ezra Bowen; General Historical Texts

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