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 wrestle within the ultimate months of worldwide struggle 1. D VII operations lined the complete Western entrance, from the North Sea to the Swiss border. within the latter half 1918 the Fokker was once not just the mainstay of the military Jagdstaffeln, but in addition the main effective fighter flown by means of domestic defence Kests and the pilots of the German military 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. notwithstanding handicapped via an absence of gas and different provides because the German struggle laptop fell aside, aces equivalent to Sachsenberg, Degelow and Rumey utilised the D VII to rack up remarkable rankings opposed to always improved odds.