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reichsmarschall: “ A pilot sitting on the edge of the cockpit of his Messerschmitt Me 109 on an air base at the Channel coast. ”

reichsmarschall: “ A pilot sitting on the edge of the cockpit of his Messerschmitt Me 109 on an air base at the Channel coast. ”

"Our Luftwaffe" propaganda poster  #propaganda #worldwar2

"Our Luftwaffe" propaganda poster #propaganda #worldwar2

Erich Hartmann, German fighter pilot. He was the most successful fighter ace in the history of aerial warfare. Nicknamed the Blonde Knight and the Black Devil by his Soviet adversaries. He flew 1,404 combat missions, and participated in aerial combat on 825 separate occasions. He claimed, and was credited with, shooting down 352 Allied aircraft - 345 Soviet and 7 American.

Erich Hartmann, German fighter pilot. He was the most successful fighter ace in the history of aerial warfare. Nicknamed the Blonde Knight and the Black Devil by his Soviet adversaries. He flew 1,404 combat missions, and participated in aerial combat on 825 separate occasions. He claimed, and was credited with, shooting down 352 Allied aircraft - 345 Soviet and 7 American.

Addi Glunz stands beside his Fw 190A-7 W.Nr. 642 527 "White 9" on 22 February 1944. Photographed at Cambrai-Epinoy.colorized photo .

Addi Glunz stands beside his Fw 190A-7 W.Nr. 642 527 "White 9" on 22 February 1944. Photographed at Cambrai-Epinoy.colorized photo .

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WEHRMACHT soldier (air force) Luftwaffe

WEHRMACHT soldier (air force) Luftwaffe

War Machines - Nazi Germany Focke Wulf Fw 190                                                                                                                                                                                 Más

War Machines - Nazi Germany Focke Wulf Fw 190 Más

Major Erich Leie was credited with 118 victories in over 500 missions. He recorded 76 victories over the Eastern front, including 32 Sturmovik ground attack aircraft. Of his 42 confirmed victories recorded over the Western front, 30 were Spitfire fighters and one was a four-engine bomber.

Major Erich Leie was credited with 118 victories in over 500 missions. He recorded 76 victories over the Eastern front, including 32 Sturmovik ground attack aircraft. Of his 42 confirmed victories recorded over the Western front, 30 were Spitfire fighters and one was a four-engine bomber.

Erich Hartmann, called the Blond Knight of the German Luftwaffe, achieved the staggering total of 352 confirmed victories. Hartmann’s incredible combat record earned him the coveted diamonds to his Knight’s Cross from Hitler personally. He was never shot down or forced to land due to enemy fire. He survived the war and died in 1993.

Erich Hartmann, called the Blond Knight of the German Luftwaffe, achieved the staggering total of 352 confirmed victories. Hartmann’s incredible combat record earned him the coveted diamonds to his Knight’s Cross from Hitler personally. He was never shot down or forced to land due to enemy fire. He survived the war and died in 1993.

Luftwaffe ace Josef Wurmheller

Luftwaffe ace Josef Wurmheller

Oberleutnant Rudi Wolfmüller of the Afrika Korps Luftwaffe contingent, in full dress uniform (ca. 1943, colorized). There is a recurring controversy over whether he was legitimately awarded the Knight's Cross.

Oberleutnant Rudi Wolfmüller of the Afrika Korps Luftwaffe contingent, in full dress uniform (ca. 1943, colorized). There is a recurring controversy over whether he was legitimately awarded the Knight's Cross.

German female Luftwaffe volunteers sightseeing in Paris ~

German female Luftwaffe volunteers sightseeing in Paris ~

Luftwaffe Leutnant mit sein Schäferhund (Bf.109E-4) - could be  JG 26 "Schlageter". 1940

Luftwaffe Leutnant mit sein Schäferhund (Bf.109E-4) - could be JG 26 "Schlageter". 1940

German air force bomber Heinkel He111 on mission. View from the cockpit, 1942.

German air force bomber Heinkel He111 on mission. View from the cockpit, 1942.

Heinrich Bartels. 99 victories. He was shot down 23 Dec 1944. His aircraft and his remains were found near Bad Godesberg 26 Jan 1968, 23 years later.

Heinrich Bartels. 99 victories. He was shot down 23 Dec 1944. His aircraft and his remains were found near Bad Godesberg 26 Jan 1968, 23 years later.

Leutnant Franz von Werra ('The One That Got Away') - BF109 E4 - II.JG 3. - Wierre au Bois, France - Aug.'40 (with his pet lion cub 'Simba') ECPAD

Leutnant Franz von Werra ('The One That Got Away') - BF109 E4 - II.JG 3. - Wierre au Bois, France - Aug.'40 (with his pet lion cub 'Simba') ECPAD

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