Monday, July 21, 2014

Peter Strasser

Peter Strasser.pngPeter Strasser was born in Hanover, Germany, on the 1st of April in 1876. When he was 15 years old, he joined the German Imperial Navy. He rose through the ranks quickly, and was soon a lieutenant in 1895. A lieutenant is second in command.

Peter was an excellent gunnery officer and was soon in charge of German shipboard and artillery. In WWI, airships were still new. Peter became the new airship chief after Friedrich Metzing, drowned in the crash of the very first airship.

Unfortunately, Peter did not live to see the end of the war. On the 5th of August 1918, Peter's airship was shot down. None of the 23 men aboard survived. It proved to be the last airship raid over Great Britain.

Peter Strasser was a mostly successful person. He kept going to the end. He has inspired me.

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