By Greg VanWyngarden,Harry Dempsey

ISBN-10: 1780967187

ISBN-13: 9781780967189

before everything shaped to help within the defence of the town of Metz opposed to French bombing raids, Royal Prussian Jagdstaffel 17 might cross directly to turn into some of the most distinguish German fighter devices of worldwide struggle 1. Its first victory used to be scored by way of the pilot whose tale is inextricably interwoven with that of his unit – the 'Blue Max' recipient Julius Buckler. He was once mostly answerable for inspiring the unit's specific Esprit de Corps, expressed in its well-known and designated 'battle-cry' of 'Malaula!' certainly, in its ultimate days the unit won 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. additionally, the roster integrated vibrant characters just like the profitable Jewish airman Jakob Wolff, who at over forty eight years of age used to be the oldest German fighter pilot of the warfare. the tale of this illustrious unit is instructed with many first-hand debts by way of Buckler, Fleischer and others, in addition to dozens of infrequent archival photographs of the unit's fantastically adorned fighter aircraft.

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