In Biggles' Revenge, von Kraudil was a pilot with Jagdstaffel 17 who had shot down and killed "Mabs" Mapleton and severely injured Mark Way in a manner which violated the accepted customs of aerial warfare. The pilots of 266 and 169 Sqn went looking for him to avenge their comrades. It was Biggles who finally shot him down in flames, although he would not know it until much later. The British pilots all believed von Kraudil flew a sulfur yellow Albatros but on the day of his combat with Biggles he happened to be flying a blue one.