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This Thursday, our hero is a pilot who hadn't much luck fighting enemy planes but scored a respectable number of victories downing enemy lighter-than-air aircraft.
Willy Coppens (1892 - 1986) was Belgium's highest-scoring fighter pilot during the First World War, scoring 37 victories by the war's close.
Coppens, who was born on 6 July 1892 in Watermaal-Bosvoorde, joined the army in 1912, serving…
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