Albatros Aces of World War 1 Part 2
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Albatros Aces of World War 1 Part 2 by Greg VanWyngarden
Book DescriptionFrom September 1916 until late 1918, biplanes from the Albatros firm formed the primary equipment of Germany's fighter forces. Starting with, the D I of 1916, these aircraft underwent a continuous programme of development and production to the D Va of late 1917. Albatros fighters reached their zenith of deadly efficiency in the spring of 1917, when the Albatros D III took a heavy toll of Allied aircraft. Nearly every one of the 81 Jagdstaffeln, or fighter squadrons, operated one or more types of highly decorated Albatros aircraft at some point in their history. This book is a follow-up to "Osprey Aircraft of the Aces 32 World War 1 - Albatros Aces", and provides a look at the design and production of the Albatros series. It also details the careers of some of the war's best known and lesser-known aces. The exploits of such luminaries as Ernst Udet, Max Muller, Karl-Emil Schafer and Julius Buckler are recounted through their own first-hand accounts, rare archival photography and superb colour artwork.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781846031793
(248mm x 184mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 6-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Greg VanWyngarden
Aces of Jagdgeschwader Nr III, Paperback (January 2016)
Examines the tactics, achievements and personalities of one of the deadliest of Germany's aerial units.
Aces of Jagdstaffel 17, Paperback (November 2013)
Initially formed to assist in the defence of the city of Metz against French bombing raids, Royal Prussian Jagdstaffel 17 would go on to become one of the most distinguish German fighter units of World War 1. He was largely responsible for inspiring the unit's unique Esprit de Corps, expressed in its famous and unique 'battle-cry' of 'Malaula.'
Jasta 18, Paperback (March 2011)
The history of Royal Prussian Jagdstaffel (or Jasta) 18 is one of the more unique and complex of German fighter squadrons of World War I. In August 1917, the aggressive and demanding Oblt Rudolf Berthold took over the Staffel and brought a cadre of seasoned pilots with him from his former command.
Jagdstaffel 2 'Boelcke', Paperback (November 2007)» View all books by Greg VanWyngarden
By August 1916, the German Air Service was fighting a losing struggle. In response, an entirely new type of fighting formation came into being -the Jagdstaffel, of which the Jasta 2 was the most famous. This title examines the tactics, personalities and achievements of this ace squadron which finished the war with an immense 336 victories.
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Author Biography - Greg VanWyngarden
Greg VanWyngarden has a lifelong interest in World War 1 aviation, and has been particularly active in deciphering the colors and markings that decorated the various German fighters flown by the leading aces. This is his third book for Osprey, having co-authored Fokker Dr I Aces with Norman Franks in 2001 and Fokker D VII Aces Pt 1 in 2002, again with Norman. The author lives in St Charles, Iowa.
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