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Jenin, German airmen memorial WW1

Dedicated to the German airmen of Fliegerabteilung (Flying detachement) 301, 303 and Jagdstaffel (fighter squadron) 1 who fell in Palestine. German flying detachments were stationed between November 1917 and September 1918 in Jenin airfield. The losses were high after mid 1917 when the Allied forces were able to increase their airforce significantly. While German flying detachements had to wait three months for spare-parts, the English had optimized their logistical system down to only two weeks. By mid 1918, 1 German aeroplane/pilot had to fight against 5 Allied fighters. German.

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Taken on May 5, 2010