Oswald Boelcke

This intriguing biography makes the case that Oswald Boelcke, Germany's first ace and the Red Baron's mentor and instructor, is the most influential fighter pilot in history. Peppered with rare photographs, the text serves up intriguing evidence in defense of its bold assertion by highlighting his 40 aerial victories, inspirational leadership, organizational skill, and, most importantly, his pioneering work in the field of air-to-air tactical strategy.