Jagdgeschwader Nr II Geschwader 'Berthold' (Aviation Elite Units 19)

Overview

After struggling with inadequate supplies of aircraft and matériel, the veteran pilots of the Geschwader would go on to enjoy incredible successes against French and American opponents in September 1918. Aces who flew the famous blue-fuselaged Fokkers of JG II included such stalwarts as Josef Veltjens (35 kills), Georg von Hantelmann (25 kills), Franz Büchner (40 kills) and Ulrich Neckel (30 kills). This volume contains many first-hand accounts by these and other notable aces, which reveal the esprit de corps and...

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Overview

After struggling with inadequate supplies of aircraft and matériel, the veteran pilots of the Geschwader would go on to enjoy incredible successes against French and American opponents in September 1918. Aces who flew the famous blue-fuselaged Fokkers of JG II included such stalwarts as Josef Veltjens (35 kills), Georg von Hantelmann (25 kills), Franz Büchner (40 kills) and Ulrich Neckel (30 kills). This volume contains many first-hand accounts by these and other notable aces, which reveal the esprit de corps and camaraderie these airmen displayed in their struggles against superior numbers up to the war’s final grim days.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841767277
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/5/2005
  • Series: Aviation Elite Units Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,155,846
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Greg VanWyngarden has served on the Board of Directors of the League of World War 1 Aviation Historians and has been both art director and issue editor for that society's journal 'Over the Front'. With a life-long interest in First World War aviation, Greg has authored many articles in specialist publications and contributed to several monographs.

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