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Richthofen's Circus - (Aviation Elite Units) by Greg Vanwyngarden (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 128

Genre: History

Series Title: Aviation Elite Units

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Osprey Publishing (UK)

Book theme: World War I

Author: Greg Vanwyngarden

Language: English

Street Date: July 25, 2004
TCIN: 77140668
UPC: 9781841767260
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-5883

Description

Undoubtedly the most famous of any nation's aviation units in World War 1 was the legendary Jagdgeschwader Nr 1, or 'The Flying Circus' as its respectful foes labelled it. Germany's first true fighter wing, it would always be associated with its first commander, the charismatic and revered Manfred von Richthofen. JG 1 was formed in July 1917, and for sixteen months the unit's young pilots in their colourful aircraft battled for aerial dominance of the Western Front. From its ranks emerged many of Germany's most successful airmen, including the Red Baron's brother Lothar; Ernst Udet; Werner Voss; Erich L�wenhardt and Hermann G�ring. This book charts the World War I experiences of JG 1.
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