Fokker D.VIII mug
White Mug - Fokker D.VIII D8 D-8 D-VIII Gotthard Sachsenberg Biplane
Gotthard Sachsenberg Fokker D.VIII
White 12-ounce mug commemorating the Vintage Aero Flying Museum's 2010 trip to Oshkosh with three Fokker replicas. This one is a D.VIII painted in the colors of German ace Gotthard Sachsenberg.
These mugs are created by heat transfer and will fade near heat sources. The design is not dishwasher safe.
On the front is an illustration of a Fokker D.VIII (also known as Fokker D8 or Fokker D-8) with "D.VIII" below the aircraft, and "FOKKER" on the side of the mug. On back is the history of this aircraft (see below) and at the bottom on the side is the logo and contact information for the Vintage Aero Flying Museum.
The history as printed on the mug:
"Fokker D.VIII: Called "The Flying Razor" by Allied pilots, it entered service in 1918, the last Fokker aircraft to do so. A Fokker DVIII scored the last aerial victory of WWI.
"This D.VIII has the markings of Oberleutnant Gotthard Sachsenberg, the ace (31 victories) commander of the world's first naval air wing. Sachsenberg's personal motif was the yellow-and-black checkerboard, and all his unit had colorful variations of these markings. In the German Parliament in the '30s, Sachsenberg opposed the Nazi war build-up, but survived to build hydrofoils after the war.
"This aircraft was completed in 2008 from a frame acquired in 2005, by Mike DeSanti, Mark Holiday, and Andy Parks."