JAGDGESCHWADER Nr II. Geschwader 'Berthold'.

- 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 wars final grim days.

Contents:

Born in Battle (the early career of JG IIs Jastas and the Geschwaders formation - February 1918)

Operation Michael (the units story during the great German offensive of March 1918)

Equipment Troubles (operations during April-May through the Rheims Offensive of July 1918)

Spectacular September (operations against primarily American forces during the St Mihiel Offensive, flying the Fokker D VII)

Bitter End (retreat and demobilization, and the wars aftermath)

Jagdstaffel and Geschwader Commanders of JG II

Awards made to JG II Pilots 1918

Listing of Aces.

JAGDGESCHWADER Nr II. Geschwader 'Berthold'.

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Data sheet

Kind
Book
Author
Greg Van Wyngarden
Language
English
Pages
128
Cover
Soft
Collection
Osprey Aviation Elite
# collection
19
Delivery
Frequently available

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