Early German Aces of World War I

Early German Aces of World War I



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781841769974
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 10/31/2006
Series: Aircraft of the Aces
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 7.22(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Greg VanWyngarden had had a lifelong interest in World War 1 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. The author lives in St Charles, Iowa.

Table of Contents

Introduction/Chapter 1:The Development of the Flying Gun/Chapter 2:The 'Fokker Scourge'/Chapter 3: Turning Point over the Somme/Chapter 4: The Birth of the Jagdstaffeln/Chapter 5: Forgotten Fronts

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Shrike58 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
A particularly enjoyable number in the long-running series, as the author takes you through the twists and turns of how formal pursuit organizations came to be established in Germany's air arm during the Great War, and its initial heroes. What's particularly good is that VanWyngarden generally allows men such as Oswald Boelcke and Max Immelmann to speak for themselves. About my only gripe with this treatment is when the author tosses out a comment about how Immelmann held Boelcke in a certain level of contempt, without even a passing explanation.