Re: More about Raben?

Matt Bittner (
Mon, 19 Jun 1995 07:53:32 +0000

Michael asked:

> Any other bio that mentions why the unusual honor of having a staffel
> named for him? Must have been something other than his score.

The main reason Jasta 18 was named after him was for the Jasta's
insignia. Raben is German for raven, and since most (if not all) of
the Jasta's pilots had a raven of some sort on their aircraft, the
Jasta was named - actually - after the raven.

For decals (and schemes) check out the following: SuperScale has his
Dr.I on their sheet(s), both in 1/72nd and 1/48th; PD Decals out of
Australia has Raben's D.VII both in 1/72nd and 1/48th (I think the
1/72nd sheet also has the same markings as come with the "standard
issue" DML D.VII); and Blue Rider just released a sheet in 1/72nd
with more of Jasta 18's D.VII's. Not sure which ones, but I think
the sheet comes with 5 schemes.

Matt Bittner
Omaha, Nebraska