KNIGHT OF GERMANY Oswald Boelcke – German Ace


This is an aviation classic, Johannes Werner used Boelcke’s letters home to his parents to help produce a life history within the frame of aerial warfare in the Great War. Boelcke (19 May 1891 – 28 October 1916) was one of greatest German flying aces of the First World War and also one of the most influential patrol leaders and tacticians of the early years of air combat. He is is considered the father of the German fighter air force, as well as the “Father of Air Fighting Tactics”.