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Richthofen's Eleven (Jasta 11)

Richthofen's Eleven (Jasta 11) Book Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review February 2005 Title Richthofen's Eleven (Jasta 11)
Author Andre R. Zbiegniewski Publisher Kagero
Published 2005 ISBN 83-89088-54-1
Format 72 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $21.95


Kagero has been turning out some very interesting and well-researched monographs on many subjects which have not been previously adequately covered. One such subject is a look at the men and aircraft of Jasta 11. Activated 28 September 1916, Jasta elf was initially commanded by Rudolf Lang. On 15 January 1917, with a kill count of still zero, Manfred von Richthofen assumed command of the squadron and quickly ended its dry spell.

The author has compiled an interesting array of photos and covers specific historical accounts from both sides of the trenches. Given the good coverage of the subject, we'll forgive the author of using puns of movie titles in his title and chapter headings. The coverage includes:

  • Introduction
  • Jagdstaffel elf
  • Lords of the Wings
  • Back to the Fokker
  • Twilight of the gods
  • Black September Ending

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In addition to the historical aspects of this title, presented in both Polish and English. There are numerous color profiles of this units more notable aircraft. In fact, a sheet of Techmod decals is also provided with the markings of selected color profiles in both 1/72 and 1/48 scale.

The aviation historian and modeler alike will want to add this to their reference libraries - especially considering the VERY reasonable retail price!