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By Greg VanWyngarden,Harry Dempsey

ISBN-10: 1780967187

ISBN-13: 9781780967189

firstly shaped to help within the defence of the town of Metz opposed to French bombing raids, Royal Prussian Jagdstaffel 17 might move directly to develop into probably 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 principally answerable for inspiring the unit's precise Esprit de Corps, expressed in its recognized and distinct '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 winning Jewish airman Jakob Wolff, who at over forty eight years of age was once the oldest German fighter pilot of the battle. the tale of this illustrious unit is informed with many first-hand money owed by way of Buckler, Fleischer and others, in addition to dozens of infrequent archival pictures of the unit's fantastically embellished fighter aircraft.

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