This is an important photo of an officer who is carrying one of the elusive Aero-Corps daggers. We see him standing in front of the Hannoversche Waggonfabrik AG which was a German aircraft manufacturer during World War I. It was known as a railway rolling stock until required by the German government in 1916 to start the construction of aeroplanes. The aircraft branch of the company was established at Hannover-Linden where other types were first manufactured under licence until 1916 when the Hannover type itself came on stream.

Group of Hanoveranian Flying Officers
Group of Hanoveranian Flying Officers standing in front of the Company building.
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One of these officers carried an Aero-Corps dagger

One of these officers carried
an Aero-Corps dagger.

Hannover CLII Escort Fighter
Hannover CLII Escort Fighter

 

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The Early Prussian Aviators and their Daggers - By Vic Diehl and H.Hampe