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By Peter Kilduff

Essentially the most noteworthy German fighter pilots of worldwide conflict i used to be Leutnant der Reserve Carl Degelow, whose squadron of as a rule black Fokker D.VII combatants posed an impressive probability to a couple of Britain's such a lot celebrated air devices at the Western entrance.

Degelow had a special method of aerial wrestle which involved the writer, Peter Kilduff, a lot that during 1979 he wrote Germany's final Knight of the Air approximately his exploits, a ebook lengthy out of print. through the intervening 30 years Kilduff has bought new info and unique photographs, plus copies of important German archival fabric and documentation which shed a lot new mild in this mythical ace.

Black Fokker chief is a totally new paintings with unpublished fabric approximately Degelow and his comrades - how he used to be virtually court-martialled; how his profession used to be kept through Carl Josef Jacobs; how Degelow helped Willy Rosenstein get away from Nazi Germany, and lots more and plenty extra. Plus new insights into males like box Marshal Erhard Milch, Degelow's wing commander in WWI; and V-2 rocket leader basic Hans Jeschonnek, a Degelow prote'ge' in 1918.

Presented within the acclaimed author's aim, well-sourced demeanour, there'll even be a wealth of British, French and Belgian documentation to counter-balance German claims. lots of Peter Kilduff's past books were released within the united kingdom and US and translated worldwide.


" intimate portrait of the final recipient of the "Blue Max", Degelow's award being authorized days ahead of the armistice. He used to be embellished for 30 proven victories, and Kilduff offers convincing evidence of no less than 25. ...five stars"Barrett Tillman, 06/2009

",...the definitive biographical paintings one of many Kaiser's optimum scoring fighter pilots."WWII background record, 06/2009

"...provides a superb perception into one of many conflict's such a lot awesome German airmen...a thoroughly clean account incorporating a wealth of fabric with a view to be clean to even the main professional of aerophiles."Windsock, 08/2009

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