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FRANZ BUCHNER | WW1 Ace

Updated on March 3, 2014

Germany's Aces of World War I

Franz Büchner (2 January 1898-18 March 1920) was one of the most successful German fighter aces of the First World War.

Büchner was born in Leipzig in the Kingdom of Saxony and volunteered for the army in September 1914, a few months shy of his 17th birthday. In March 1917 Büchner became a fighter pilot, joining the Prussian Jagdstaffel 9 where he scored his first and only victory with them, on 17 August. Upon his transfer to Jagdstaffel 13, he found his niche under Rudolph Berthold, one of Germany's most dedicated soldiers. However, it was several months before he scored again, on 15 October. Franz ended the war with 40 victories. (From Wikipedia)

Airplanes and Aces of World War One

Fokker DR.1 Triplane

The Fokker Dr.1 Triplane, one of the aircraft that most of the German Aces used during the Great War. Equipped with the 110 hp Oberurel rotary engine and twin Spandau machine guns that could be fired independently, this airplane had an excellent rate of climb and could match the Camel for maneuverability.

World War One Fighter Planes - Aces of the Great War

World War One Aircraft

Pfalz Aircraft of WWI:

A Centennial Perspective

on Great War Airplanes (Volume 5)

This is the newest book from World War One Author Jack Herris. Illustrations by Bob Pearson and Martin Digmayer, cover art by Aaron Weaver and cover design by Steve Anderson. This new book covers the development of Pfalz aircraft that most of the German Aces of World War One flew. The new book contains 530 photographs, 28 in full color, 81 color profiles, 10 color illustrations, serial number of aircraft. Also aircraft dimensions and performance specs. 1/72 and 1/48 scale drawings are included of 15 Pfalz aircraft types.

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      Paperquest5 5 years ago

      @Writer783: Writer783, thanks for leaving a comment. I agree they flew beautiful airplanes.

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      Writer783 5 years ago

      I had never heard of him. Thanks for the informative lends. These are such beautiful aircraft as well.