Jagdstaffel 27

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Jasta 27
Active 1917–1918
Country German Empire
Branch Luftstreitkräfte
Type Fighter squadron
Engagements World War I

Royal Prussian Jagdstaffel 27 (German: Königliche Preussische Jagdstaffel Nr. 27), commonly abbreviated to Jasta 27, was a "hunting group" (fighter squadron) of the Luftstreitkräfte, the air arm of the Imperial German Army during World War I.[1]

Jasta 27 was formed on 5 February 1917 at Ghent and mobilized a week later on 12 February. Up until the end of the fighting in November 1918 it collectively accounted for 128 enemy aircraft and six observation balloons, and suffered eleven killed in action, three killed in flying accidents, and one taken prisoner of war.[1]

Commanding officers[edit]

Film clip of Göring in the cockpit of a Fokker D.VII

The following officers served as commanders (Staffelführer) of Jasta 27:[1]

  1. Lieutenant Hans von Keudell: 12 February 1917 – 15 February 1917
  2. Lieutenant Erich Wieland: 22 February 1917 – 17 May 1917
  3. Lieutenant Hermann Göring: 17 May 1917 – 28 July 1918
  4. Lieutenant Hermann Frommherz: 29 July 1918 – 11 November 1918

Aces[edit]

The following aces served in Jasta 27, with the number of victories credited during that time.[1]

  1. Hermann Frommherz (22)
  2. Rudolf Klimke (15)
  3. Wilhelm Neuenhofen (15)
  4. Hermann Göring (14)
  5. Friedrich Noltenius (13)
  6. Willi Kampe (8)
  7. Albert Lux (8)
  8. Helmut Dilthey (6)
  9. Willy Kahle (6)
  10. Ludwig Luer (4)
  11. Franz Brandt (3)
  12. Willi Rosenstein (2)
  13. Hans von Keudell (1)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Jasta 27". The Aerodrome. 2015. Retrieved 18 December 2015.