Rahn, Arthur, Leutnant d R, immigrated to the United States in 1928. A reproduction of his Fokker Dr1 is on display at the National Museum of the United States Airforce at Wright-Patterson Air Base. His family donated his WWI memorabilia to the museum.
CAPTION – This six pointed star is an authentic Jasta 18 marking from this time, however, the pilot who used it is unknown. Viebig’s markings for this period are unknown. I used this marking for him in my Mods and in this story it has no known historical connection to him.
CAPTION: Left to right, Viebig, Schafer, Veltjens, Strahle and Kleffel.
Villinger, Hans, Leutnant d R, assigned 12 November 1917, KIA 1530 hours near Le Mesnil-en-Vespres.
CAPTION: Villinger's marking is an authentic Jasta 18 marking. The pilot who used it is unknown. It will be available as a personal skin when the next release of jerbear's skin mods is made.
der Eiserne – the Iron one, Oberleutnant Rudolf Berthold. Commander of Jasta 18 and Jagdgruppe 7 until wounded 10 Oct 1917. der Meister, the Master, a not uncommon nickname for a Staffel Commander. Oberleutnant Rudolf Berthold. Commander of Jasta 18 until wounded 10 Oct 1917.
Der feuerspeinde Berg – the fire spewing volcano, Oberleutnant Rudolf Berthold. Commander of Jasta 18 until wounded 10 Oct 1917.
Eisern, Iron, short for der Eiserne, Oberleutnant Rudolf Berthold. Commander of Jasta 18 until wounded 10 Oct 1917.
Eiserne schweister, die; Iron Sister. Franziska Berthold, Rudolf Berthold’s sister. A nickname of my own invention.
FELIX – Carl Eber
Flieger Max – Max Hitschler, I fictitious nickname given to him in the story by yours truly.
Hermann, Hermann Margot, Unteroffizier- acting as Technical Officer for Jasta 18.
Jan – Leutnant Johannes Klein. This nickname is my own invention as it is a common one for Johannes and may very well have been what his Staffel-Kameraden called him. Rudi - Rudolf Deberitz
SCHLANGE, die Schlange, (SNAKE) – Leutnant Hugo Schäfer
SEPPL – Leutnant Josef Veltjens
SIGI – Leutnant Siegfried Keller, a fictitious character
VATER (FATHER) – Oberleutnant Turck VISE – Short of Vizefeldwebel, sometimes used when addressing Carl Eber or other NCOs of that rank.
Volcano, the – Oberleutnant Rudolf Berthold. Commander of Jasta 18 until wounded 10 Oct 1917.