Adolf Galland ( March 19, 1912 - February 9, 1996) was a World War II German fighter pilot and commander of Germany's fighter force (General der Jagdflieger) from 1941 to 1945. ...more on Wikipedia about "Adolf Galland"
Erbo Graf von Kageneck (born April 2, 1918 - died January 12, 1941) was born in Bonn, one of four sons of Generalmajor Karl Graf von Kageneck and Freiin Maria von Schorlemer, daughter of Clemens Freiherr von Schorlemer, an Imperial Secretary of Agriculture. After passing his Arbitur in 1936, Erbo immediately joined the German Air Force, the Luftwaffe. At the outbreak of WWII, he served with Jagdgeschwader 1 and flew his first missions of war during the invasion of Poland. Graf von Kageneck scored his first victory during the first days of the Blitzkrieg in the Netherlands and soon became one of the most successful pilots in the skies of Western Europe. He claimed further victories during the Battle of Britain and on September 18, 1940, he was appointed Staffelkapitän of 9./JG 27. In 1941, during the invasion of Russia, Jagdgeschwader 27 received the task to neutralize the Soviet Air Force. Graf von Kageneck took part in the invasion, shooting down more than 20 enemy aircrafts in less than four weeks. For that he was awarded the Knight’s Cross on July 30, 1941 and also was promoted to First Lieutenant (Oberleutnant in German). By October 1941, Erbo recorded further victories and with his total now at 65 he was awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight’s Cross (Nr. 39) on October 26, 1941. In December 1941, Graf von Kageneck was transferred to the Mediterranean theatre with III./JG 27 and gained his last two victories against RAF fighters over the deserts of North Africa. On December 24, 1941, von Kageneck was critically wounded in combat with RAF fighters south of Agedabia. Although he managed to return to base, he died of his wounds in a Naples hospital on January 12, 1942 at the age of 23. Posthumously Erbo Graf von Kageneck was promoted to Captain (Hauptmann in German). ...more on Wikipedia about "Erbo Graf von Kageneck"
Erich Alfred "Bubi" Hartmann ( April 19, 1922 - September 20, 1993), also nicknamed "The Blond Knight Of Germany" was the most successful fighter ace in the history of aerial combat. He shot down 352 enemy aircraft of which 345 were Soviet, while serving with the Luftwaffe, Germany's air force, in World War II. ...more on Wikipedia about "Erich Hartmann"
Franz von Werra (1914-1941) was a German WWII fighter ace who attempted to escape from a British POW camp and was the only German to succeed in returning to the Reich. ...more on Wikipedia about "Franz von Werra"
Gerhard "Gerd" Barkhorn ( 20 March, 1919 - 8 January, 1983) was the second most successful fighter ace of all time after fellow Luftwaffe pilot Erich Hartmann. He flew over 1100 combat sorties and was credited with 301 victories, mostly on the eastern front flying with the famed Jagdgeschwader 52 alongside Hartmann and Günther Rall. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gerhard Barkhorn"
Gordon Mac Gollob (born June 16 1912 in Graz; died September 8 1987 in Sullingen, Diepholz) was a German fighter pilot and flying ace in the air force of the Wehrmacht (the German military from 1935 to 1945) during World War 2. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gordon Gollob"
Günther Rall ( 10 March, 1918) was the third most succesfull Luftwaffe fighter ace of World War 2. He achieved a total of 275 victories. He flew a total of 621 combat missions, was shot down 8 times and wounded 3 times. ...more on Wikipedia about "Günther Rall"
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Hanna Reitsch ( March 29, 1912 - August 24, 1979) was a famous World War II German test pilot, and a favourite of the upper echelon of the Nazi party. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hanna Reitsch"
Dr. Hans Guido Mutke ( March 25, 1921 in Neiße – April 8, 2004 in Munich, Germany) was a fighter pilot for the German Luftwaffe during World War II. He claimed to be the first person to break the sound barrier and to achieve supersonic flight, although this claim is disputed. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hans Guido Mutke"
Hans-Joachim Marseille ( December 13, 1919 - September 30, 1942) was a Luftwaffe pilot, accepted to be one of the greatest aces of World War II. He was nicknamed the "star of Africa". Marseille scored all but seven of his 158 victories against the British Commonwealth's Desert Air Force over North Africa. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hans-Joachim Marseille"
Hans-Ulrich Rudel ( July 2, 1916 - December 18, 1982) was a Stuka dive-bomber pilot during World War II. Rudel is famous as being the most highly decorated German during the war. He gained Germany's highest military decoration, which was made just for him. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hans-Ulrich Rudel"
Major Heinrich Ehrler ( September 14, 1917 - April 4, 1945) was a German World War II fighter ace who served in the Luftwaffe from February 1941 right up to the end of the war. He flew over 400 combat sorties and was credited with 208 victories. ...more on Wikipedia about "Heinrich Ehrler"
Johannes Steinhoff ( September 15, 1913 - February 21, 1994) was a German Luftwaffe fighter ace and senior air force officer of World War II. He was one of the highest-scoring aces with 176 victories, and one of the first pilots to fly the Me 262 jet fighter in combat, being a member of the famous aces squadron JV 44 lead by Adolf Galland. ...more on Wikipedia about "Johannes Steinhoff"
Lieutenant Karl "Quax" Schnörrer ( March 3, 1919 - September 25, 1979) was a famous " ace" of the German Luftwaffe during World War II. He flew a total of 536 missions and recorded 46 victories. ...more on Wikipedia about "Karl Schnörrer"
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Walter Nowotny ( December 7, 1920 - November 8, 1944) was a Sudeten German fighter ace of World War II with 258 confirmed victories in 442 missions, 255 victories over Russian pilots. ...more on Wikipedia about "Walter Nowotny"
Werner Mölders ( March 18, 1913 - November 22, 1941) was a German Luftwaffe World War II fighter ace. He was credited with 100 victories in WW2 as well as 14 victories in the Spanish civil war. ...more on Wikipedia about "Werner Mölders"
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