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Peter Kilduff has been studying and researching aviation history for over fifty years. He was a journalist and professional communicator for over forty years, and retired as Director of University Relations at his Alma Mater Central Connecticut State University.


"...a genuine classic and one you'll want to have in your collection... a worthwhile tome chock full of interesting accounts and insights from a top fighter ace..."--Aerodrome
"...an intimate portrait of the last recipient of the "Blue Max", Degelow's award being approved two days before the armistice. He was decorated for 30 confirmed victories, and Kilduff provides convincing proof of at least 25. ...five stars""--Barrett Tillman
"...provides an excellent insight into one of the conflict's most notable German airmen...a completely fresh account incorporating a wealth of material which will be fresh to even the most seasoned of aerophiles."--Windsock
"...the definitive biographical work one of the Kaiser's highest scoring fighter pilots."--WWII History List
"Peter Kilduff has provided an extremely detailed examination of aerial combat on the western front through the eyes of Leutnant des Reserves Carl Degelow. Filled with honest and detailed accounts from Degelow himself, this work is an important source for historians looking objectively at the highs and lows of German aeronautic development during World War I and offers an objective insight into both the successes and failures of the Luftstreitkraefte."--H-Net Reviews

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