By Greg Vanwyngarden, Norman Franks
Quantity fifty three during this sequence coated Fokker D VII aces from the 4 elite Jagdgeschwadern of the German military, and this follow-on quantity charts the tale of the numerous aces who flew the famed fighter in different devices dedicated to wrestle within the ultimate months of global struggle 1. D VII operations coated the complete Western entrance, from the North Sea to the Swiss border. within the latter 1/2 1918 the Fokker used to be not just the mainstay of the military Jagdstaffeln, but in addition the main powerful fighter flown through domestic defence Kests and the pilots of the German army in Flanders. The D VII simply proved the equivalent of the numerous British, French, Belgian and American plane it met in wrestle, and served in such roles as day bomber interceptor, 'balloon buster' and nightfighter. although handicapped by means of an absence of gasoline and different offers because the German struggle desktop fell aside, aces akin to Sachsenberg, Degelow and Rumey utilised the D VII to rack up extraordinary rankings opposed to continually enhanced odds.
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