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Willi  Jachmann Jasta 21 by zulumike Willi  Jachmann Jasta 21 by zulumike
Willi Jachmann stands next to an Albatross from Jasta 21.

Jachmann was a noted pilot and flight instructor. He was a electrician by trade and was a "hands-on" pilot. He was considered to be a very good test pilot and trained many new pilots at a special school for the Albatross fighter aircraft.

During WW II he was a technial advisor for the Me-109.

Mixed media: colorized a B/W photo of Willi, clouds, grass AC have been painted in Photshop. AC, groundwork hangers ref from ROF. Sky ref from

Cheers, Mike
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rudicantfail Featured By Owner Edited Feb 23, 2017
Hi Mike,  just wondering where you got the information about Willi Jachmann from.  If I can find out more, then he could actually related to me!  I just need to check.  I do have a relative, a Willi Jachmann who was a WW1 fighter pilot, but before I say that this is him, thenI need to follow leads and information.  From what I have seen from photographs of Willi, I feel sure that this must be him.  But the name Willi and Jachmann are not uncommon in Germany.  And if this is the person that I am searching for, then his son was also called Willi Jachmann {junior}
zulumike Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have attached the web site that referenced Willi Jachmann in Dittmann's album. Unfortunately, it looks like these albums are no longer available to the public.
There was a black and white photo with Jachmann in front of his Albatross. I basically colorized the B/W photo and there was a small description of Jachmann. As I remember he was older than most pilots and had to be be considered to be a good pilot since he was a flight instructor. This artwork is one of my favorites.…

you might email theaerodrome for more help.

rudicantfail Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017
Hello again Mike, many thanks for your reply.  It would seem every avenue I go down becomes a dead end in my search for information.  I have signed up for the aerodrome web site, and two threads that refer to Willi Jachmann are no longer open; I think Mr Jachmann is trying to hide from me......  I have seen the photograph that you are referring to and have saved to my computer.  Shame that his plane number is unreadable, but you can see the black stripe and white stripe around the body of the aircraft, so it must be taking during his time on Jasta 21.  He was born in 1892 by the way, in Berlin.  May I ask what made you decide to choose this man to include in your art work, which I have to say is fantastic art work?  Do you sell any of your pieces?

Many thanks once again.
BorisFedorov Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well doesn't he pretty confident next to the biplane on the field.
zulumike Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you much.

julius1880 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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