The book is superbly illustrated with 125 photos (many new to this reviewer), mostly of good to excellent quality... VanWyngarden has produced another winner-as expected!
Barrett Tillman, The Aerodrome (December 2007)
Although he was eclipsed in notoriety and scoring by his famous student, Manfred van Richthofen, the fighter tactics and principles pioneered and first articulated by Oswald Boelcke have formed the basis for virtually every fighter training syllabus since WWI. The story of the pilots who carried on after Boelcke died is told here in a very personal and engaging fashion. This book cuts this great story by the unit rather than by aircraft type, and the associated Osprey WWI titles on German airplanes complement this story well. As far as I can tell, few (if any) of the color profiles were duplicated from the Aircraft of the Aces books.
Aerospace Modeler (January 2009)
There are dozens of excellent photos I have not seen before and, unlike Grub Street books, the photos are with the appropriate text, where they belong. I do not know how Greg finding all the real quotes and extractions from contemporary sources, but I am glad he does. I know he invests heavily in finding new photographs, and this clearly pays off in this new book...' Great information, newly published images, impressive aircraft profile schemes... Well done impressive and a great addition to anyone interested in the subject.
Stephen T Lawson, AeroScale (December 2007)
Overall, 'Jagdstaffel 2 Boelcke' is readable, well-researched and never fails to entertain with historical insight and a fantastic array of photos. It is highly recommended.
Indysquadron.com (January 4, 2008)
Jagdstaffel 2 'Boelcke' is a real triumph on several levels, not least because its text manages to provide not only a history of the illustrious unit, but also an impression of the lives and times of the pilots involved. Extracts from personal letters and unit reports provide a unique insight into the air war and into the mentalities of the men fighting it.
Scale Aircraft Modelling (August 2008)
In addition to the unit's history, there are a number of superb period photos of the men and machines of Jagdstaffel 2... It is a book that is a 'must have' for any enthusiast of the 'Great War.'
Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com (November 2007)
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