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 various aces who flew the famed fighter in different devices devoted to strive against within the ultimate months of global conflict 1. D VII operations lined 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 via domestic defence Kests and the pilots of the German military in Flanders. The D VII simply proved the equivalent of the various 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 through a scarcity of gas and different provides because the German battle computer fell aside, aces comparable to Sachsenberg, Degelow and Rumey utilised the D VII to rack up awesome rankings opposed to always greater odds.
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