IIRC, Boelke was one of Richtofen's first kills.
I rewatched Flyboys this last week and put some of the grognard biases aside.
It's not really a bad film. Even the "love interest" has a purpose of showing that there was more to WWI than Ami's flying against the Hun in some sort of vaccuum. The French were actually people, it would seem, and worth fighting for.
Indeed, the romance part was very well handled. I was expecting five minutes of slow motion too-close-up cinematic soft porn (see Top Gun), but in fact he doesn't get to score (AFAIK).
Edited by Dart (10/13/08 08:57 PM)
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