Home  > Categories > Product List > Aces of Jagdstaffel 17
Not sure what to buy? Running out of time? Give a gift card!

Aces of Jagdstaffel 17
96 page book.

 Other products to consider: (11)

Albatros Aces of World War 1
Osprey Books
$22.95 $16.59
Pfalz Scout Aces of World War 1
Osprey Books
$22.95 $16.59
Fokker Dr.1 Aces of WWI
Osprey Books
$22.95 $16.59
In Stock (Ships in 1-3 business days)List price: $22.95
You pay: $16.59
(All prices in U.S. Dollars)Add to cart
Add to watch list

Manufacturer: Osprey Books
Stock Number: OSP ACE118
View all products of type "Aces"
Author: Greg VanWyngarden
Illustrator: Harry Dempsey

About this book
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. Its first victory was scored by the pilot whose story is inextricably interwoven with that of his unit - the 'Blue Max' recipient Julius Buckler. He was largely responsible for inspiring the unit's unique Esprit de Corps, expressed in its famous and unique 'battle-cry' of 'Malaula!' Indeed, in its final days the unit gained the nickname Zirkus Buckler, or the 'Buckler Circus'. Besides Buckler, Jasta 17 boasted such aces as Karl Strasser, Alfred Fleischer and Christian Donhauser. In addition, the roster included colourful characters like the successful Jewish airman Jakob Wolff, who at over 48 years of age was the oldest German fighter pilot of the war. The story of this illustrious unit is told with many first-hand accounts by Buckler, Fleischer and others, as well as dozens of rare archival photos of the unit's beautifully decorated fighter aircraft.

Contents
  • Origins in Metz
  • Air action on the Aisne
  • Fights over Flanders
  • Cambrai and Beyond
  • Final Days
  • Appendices
Paperback; November 2013; 96 pages; ISBN: 9781780967189







We accept paypal, as well as mastercard, visa, american express and discover cards. We ship via UPS and US Postal Service.

Copyright © 2005-2016 Scale Hobbyist, all rights reserved