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Formed in the late summer of 1916, Jagdstaffeln or Jastas were "hunting groups" comprised of approximately 12 fighter aircraft. It was their job to hunt down and attack British and French aircraft crossing over the front-line trenches into German territory. They also provided protection for German two-seaters sent across the lines on reconnaissance and bombing missions.

1 Royal Bavarian Jagdstaffeln
2 Royal Prussian Jagdstaffeln
3 Royal Saxon Jagdstaffeln
4 Royal Württemburg Jagdstaffeln
 
Books
Franks, Norman, Frank Bailey and Rick Duiven. The Jasta War Chronology: A Complete Listing of Claims and Losses, August 1916-November 1918. London: Grub Street, 1998
 
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