New PDF release: Aces of Jagdstaffel 17 (Aircraft of the Aces)

By Greg VanWyngarden,Harry Dempsey

in the beginning shaped to aid within the defence of the town of Metz opposed to French bombing raids, Royal Prussian Jagdstaffel 17 might move directly to develop into the most distinguish German fighter devices of worldwide struggle 1. Its first victory used to be scored via the pilot whose tale is inextricably interwoven with that of his unit – the 'Blue Max' recipient Julius Buckler. He was once principally liable for inspiring the unit's distinct Esprit de Corps, expressed in its recognized and special 'battle-cry' of 'Malaula!' certainly, in its ultimate days the unit received the nickname Zirkus Buckler, or the 'Buckler Circus'. in addition to Buckler, Jasta 17 boasted such aces as Karl Strasser, Alfred Fleischer and Christian Donhauser. moreover, the roster incorporated vibrant characters just like the winning Jewish airman Jakob Wolff, who at over forty eight years of age was once the oldest German fighter pilot of the conflict. the tale of this illustrious unit is advised with many first-hand money owed through Buckler, Fleischer and others, in addition to dozens of infrequent archival pictures of the unit's superbly embellished fighter aircraft.

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