Werner Voss
Werner Voss
Werner Voss
  • Country: Germany
  • Rank: Leutnant
  • Units: KG 4 Jasta 2, 5, 10, 14, 29
  • Victories: 48
  • Date Of Birth: April 13, 1897
  • Place of Birth: Krefeld
  • Date Of Death: September 23, 1917
  • Place of Death: North of Frezenberg

Killed during a legendary dogfight with seven S.E.5as, Werner Voss drove two planes to the ground and damaged the rest before his Fokker DR.I was shot down by Arthur Rhys Davids.


"I shall never forget my admiration for that German pilot, who single handed, fought seven of us for ten minutes. I saw him go into a fairly steep dive and so I continued to watch, and then saw the triplane hit the ground and disappear into a thousand fragments, for it seemed to me that it literally went into powder." James McCudden

"His flying was wonderful, his courage magnificent and in my opinion he is the bravest German airman whom it has been my privilege to see fight." James McCudden

"If I could only have brought him down alive…" Arthur Rhys Davids to James McCudden RFC Communiqué

"Capt. J. McCudden, No. 56 Squadron saw a S.E.5a fighting a triplane, so with others dived at it, and for the next ten minutes the enemy triplane fought the five S.E.5s with great skill and determination. Eventually, however, it was destroyed by 2nd-Lieut. Rhys-Davids of the same squadron, who had previously driven down a two-seater. The triplane was seen to crash in our lines by other pilots and the other occupant proved to be Lieut. Werner Voss, who was killed."