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By Greg VanWyngarden,Harry Dempsey

ISBN-10: 1780967187

ISBN-13: 9781780967189

in the beginning shaped to help within the defence of town of Metz opposed to French bombing raids, Royal Prussian Jagdstaffel 17 may move directly to turn into the most distinguish German fighter devices of worldwide conflict 1. Its first victory was once scored via the pilot whose tale is inextricably interwoven with that of his unit – the 'Blue Max' recipient Julius Buckler. He used to be principally chargeable for inspiring the unit's detailed Esprit de Corps, expressed in its well-known and targeted '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. furthermore, the roster incorporated 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 informed with many first-hand money owed by way of Buckler, Fleischer and others, in addition to dozens of infrequent archival photographs of the unit's fantastically embellished fighter aircraft.

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