Jagdgeschwader Nr II Geschwader 'Berthold' (Aviation Elite Units)

Jagdgeschwader Nr II Geschwader 'Berthold' (Aviation Elite Units)

Greg VanWyngarden


After being affected by insufficient provides of airplane and matériel, the veteran pilots of the Geschwader could cross directly to take pleasure in fabulous successes opposed to French and American competitors in September 1918. Aces who flew the recognized blue-fuselaged Fokkers of JG II integrated such stalwarts as Josef Veltjens (35 kills), Georg von Hantelmann (25 kills), Franz Büchner (40 kills) and Ulrich Neckel (30 kills). This quantity comprises many first-hand money owed via those and different impressive aces, which show the esprit de corps and camaraderie those airmen displayed of their struggles opposed to greater numbers as much as the war's ultimate grim days.

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