By Greg VanWyngarden,Harry Dempsey

firstly shaped to help within the defence of the town of Metz opposed to French bombing raids, Royal Prussian Jagdstaffel 17 might cross directly to turn into essentially the most distinguish German fighter devices of worldwide conflict 1. Its first victory used to be scored through the pilot whose tale is inextricably interwoven with that of his unit – the 'Blue Max' recipient Julius Buckler. He used to be mostly liable for inspiring the unit's distinct Esprit de Corps, expressed in its well-known and specified 'battle-cry' of 'Malaula!' certainly, in its ultimate days the unit received the nickname Zirkus Buckler, or the 'Buckler Circus'. along with Buckler, Jasta 17 boasted such aces as Karl Strasser, Alfred Fleischer and Christian Donhauser. moreover, the roster integrated vibrant characters just like the winning Jewish airman Jakob Wolff, who at over forty eight years of age used to be the oldest German fighter pilot of the struggle. the tale of this illustrious unit is instructed with many first-hand money owed by means of Buckler, Fleischer and others, in addition to dozens of infrequent archival photographs of the unit's fantastically adorned fighter aircraft.

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