Richthofen's Flying Circus
Jagdgeschwader Nr I
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Richthofen's Flying Circus by Greg VanWyngarden
Book DescriptionUndoubtedly the most famous of any nation's aviation units in World War I was the legendary Jagdgeschwader Nr I, or 'The Flying Circus' as its respectful foes labelled it. Germany's first true fighter wing, it would always be associated with its first commander, the charismatic and revered Manfred von Richthofen. JG I was formed in July 1917, and for sixteen months the unit's young pilots in their colourful aircraft battled for aerial dominance of the Western Front. From its ranks emerged many of Germany's most successful airmen, including the Red Baron's brother Lothar; Ernst Udet; Werner Voss; Erich Lowenhardt and Hermann Goring. This book charts the World War I experiences of JG I.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841767260
(248mm x 184mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 25-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Greg VanWyngarden
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Aces of Jagdstaffel 17, Paperback (November 2013)
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Jasta 18, Paperback (March 2011)
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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 I aviation, and has been particularly active in deciphering the colours and markings that decorated the various German fighters flown by the leading aces. This is his third book for Osprey, having co-authored Aircraft of the Aces 40: 'Fokker Dr I Aces' and Aircraft of the Aces 53: 'Fokker D VII Aces Part I' with Norman Franks. Berkshire-based Harry Dempsey is a talented profile artist who specialises in fighter aircraft of World War I. He has illustrated all of Osprey's World War I Aircraft of the Aces titles to date.
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