Aces of Jagdgeschwader Nr III cover
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Royal Prussian Jagdgeschwader Nr III was the third of Germany's vaunted fighter wings to be formed during World War 1. Commanded by the Pour le Mérite winner and well-respected ace Hauptmann Bruno Loerzer for its entire existence, it was composed of the celebrated Jasta 'Boelcke', along with Jagdstaffeln 26, 27 and 36. Equipped largely with the new Fokker triplane, these four units would play an important role in the Kaiserschlacht as part of the 17. Armee.
As Germany's fortunes waned in the summer of 1918, the aces of JG III nonetheless did their best to stem the tides of British, French and later American aircraft they encountered. Aces such as Carl Bolle, Paul Bäumer, Heinrich Bongartz, Hermann Frommherz, Rudolf Klimke and the infamous Hermann Göring all carved their names in the record books flying in this formidable formation. This book examines the tactics, achievements and personalities of one of the deadliest of Germany's aerial units.

Table of Contents

Origins and Background /Kaiserschlacht /The Tide Turns /September Success Story /Bitter End /Appendices /Colour Plates Commentary /Index

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Published 20 Jan 2016
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472808431
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 80 b/w; 40 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Aircraft of the Aces
Short code ACE 128
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Mark Postlethwaite

Mark Postlethwaite was born in Leicestershire in 1…

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Harry Dempsey

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