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The Prince commanded Flieger-Abteilung (A) 258, but flew patrols in a single-seat fighter with Jasta Boelke whenever possible. It was during such a patrol on March 21, 1917 that he was forced to land with a bullet in his engine and a slight wound in the foot. He landed in No Man's Land, but while running towards his own lines was severely wounded in the back by Australian troops and later died in captivity on April 6, 1917.
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