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Old 28 April 2001, 01:46 AM   #11
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Wenzl used mostly private diaries and wrote the basic manuscript in november and december 1918. Because of the revolution, the upcoming economic crisis and the public opinion in germany at this time there was no chance to publish such a book.
Most of the "war literature" was published when the Nazi-movement begins to rise around 1930. A lot of other well known german books were published at this point of time, by example "Die Jasta unsere Heimat" by Stark, Böhmes "Briefe eines deutschen Kampffliegers an ein junges Mädchen" by Werner, the books about Immelmann and Boelke and so on...

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Old 28 April 2001, 03:45 AM   #12
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Thanks very much for the information, Immo. I knew that quite a few nationalistic books were published at this time, but it is very interesting to know that Wenzl first put the words down quite soon after the war. His book is decidedly anti-Bolshevik in the final chapters and judges the revolutionaries very harshly, as do all such books I've read - and not without justification. While he is complimentary towards Goering, he doesn't spend much of the book praising him to the heavens, as does Bodenschatz and other works published in 1933 and after.
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Dave, I have the following dates of service in Jasta 10:

Loewenhardt: 21Mar17 - 10Aug18 KIC
Heldmann: 24Jun17 - EOW
Friedrichs: 11Jan18 - 15Jul18 KIA

Hope this answers your question.
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Old 28 April 2001, 08:24 AM   #14
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Fokker's order was for 300 Fok. D.VII, serial numbers D.227 to 526/18 The first 3 were the prototypes machines and he first production machine wasD.230/18. This machine uncovered along with a complete set of Fokker production drawngs went to OAW. So the Fok. D.VII that Jasta 10 received were from the very first machines delivered, acceptance was not always sequencial. The first Fok. D.VII were delivered with the Iron Cross to around s/n D.249/18.
Ltn. Fritz Friedrichs served with Jasta 10 from 11 January 1918 to 15 July 1918 when he was killed in action.
Ltn. Aloys Heldmann served with Jasta 10 from November 1916 to the EOW.
I believe that Fok. D.VII 244/18 was Ltn. Heldmann's and was borrowed by Ltn Lothar von Richthofen. I think that at the time these well known photos were taken Jasta 11 had not converted to the Fok. D.VII.
Oblt. Erich Löwenhardt served with Jasta 10 from March 1917 to 10 August 1918 when he was KIC.
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Old 28 April 2001, 02:57 PM   #15
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in Red Baron combat wing by Kilduff, he has Wenzl flying his tripe to 2 armee air depot to get a D7 later in the day of 18 May '18.

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