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German gunner from the crew of a Heinkel He 177 bomber.January 1944
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Hermann Schleinhege (21 February 1916 — 11 March 2014) was a German former Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership; for the fighter pilots it was a quantifiable measure of skill and combat success. Schleinhege was credited with 97 aerial victories, all on the Eastern Front
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Josef Luxenburger
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“Theo, I have run out of ammunition. I’m going to ram this one. Good bye. We’ll see each other in Valhalla.” - Maj Heinrich Ehrler’s last transmission just before he rammed a USAAF Liberator with his ME-262 jet fighter. Both aircraft crashed and all men died. April 4, 1945.
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Luftwaffe Feld DIvision (& ground troops) in WW2-  my collection
Luftwaffe Feld DIvision
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Luftwaffe Lieutenant-General Gerhard "Gerd" Barkhorn, the second greatest fighter ace of all time (right after fellow Luftwaffe pilot Erich Hartmann). He was awarded the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords, though not Diamonds even after his 300th confirmed combat victory, on 5 January 1945. With the German defeat, he was taken prisoner by the allies while still in hospital from wounds suffered during his last mission. He was released shortly after in September of 1945 . Ww2, Lieutenant General, World War Ii, Battle Of Britain
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Luftwaffe Lieutenant-General Gerhard "Gerd" Barkhorn, the second greatest fighter ace of all time (right after fellow Luftwaffe pilot Erich Hartmann). He was awarded the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords, though not Diamonds even after his 300th confirmed combat victory, on 5 January 1945. With the German defeat, he was taken prisoner by the allies while still in hospital from wounds suffered during his last mission. He was released shortly after in September of 1945 .
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Hauptmann Nowotny, the world’s most successful fighter pilot. After his 250th aerial victory: headaches? Yes, its a bit much! It was a lot of air combat manoeuvring. Eastern Front, 14 October 1943.
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✠ Joachim Müncheberg credited with 135 Air kills in over 500 combat missions. Most of his kill were claimed in the West, with 33 kills in the East. Of his 102 kills in the West, 46 were against Spitfires. Müncheberg was KIA in his Bf-109 G-2 on 23 March 1943 over Tunisia when his 135th kill, a Spitfire, exploded in front of him after a close burst of cannon fire.
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Generalleutnant Theodor Osterkamp (1892-1975) - Jagdfliegerführer Luftflotte 2 Ww2 Photos, Fleet, Warfare
events, Second World War / WWII, aerial warfare, persons, General Theodor Osterkamp (15.4.1892 - 2.1.1975), commander of the fighter force of Luftflotte 1 (Luftwaffe Air Fleet 1) 22.7.- 31.12.1940, half length, late 1940 Stock Photo - Alamy
Generalleutnant Theodor Osterkamp (1892-1975) - Jagdfliegerführer Luftflotte 2
Werner Baumbach (27 December 1916 – 20 October 1953) was a bomber pilot in the German Luftwaffe during World War II. In 1942, he started working on new bomber designs where he helped design the composite bomber system Mistel. In 1944 he commanded the newly formed Kampfgeschwader 200 (KG 200) and was in charge of all Luftwaffe special missions. He received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords for the destruction of over 300,000 gross register tons of allied shipping... Walter Model, Wwii Photos, Historical Photos, Military Forces, Military Units
Werner Baumbach (27 December 1916 – 20 October 1953) was a bomber pilot in the German Luftwaffe during World War II. In 1942, he started working on new bomber designs where he helped design the composite bomber system Mistel. In 1944 he commanded the newly formed Kampfgeschwader 200 (KG 200) and was in charge of all Luftwaffe special missions. He received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords for the destruction of over 300,000 gross register tons of allied shipping...
✠ Edmund "Paule" Roßmann was a German World War II fighter ace and was credited with 93 aerial victories achieved iwith 93 aerial victories achieved in 640 combat missions, among the numerous ground attack missions.He is also noted as being an early mentor of Erich Hartmann, history's leading fighter ace. Second World
✠ Edmund "Paule" Roßmann was a German World War II fighter ace and was credited with 93 aerial victories achieved iwith 93 aerial victories achieved in 640 combat missions, among the numerous ground attack missions.He is also noted as being an early mentor of Erich Hartmann, history's leading fighter ace.
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Slaughter is the best medicine
Slaughter is the best medicine
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Major Paul Semrau Ju-88 nightfighter pilot recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves Semrau was credited with 46 nocturnal aerial victories, claimed in 350 combat missions.Geschwaderkommodore of NJG 2. He was shot down and killed in action on factory flight with his crew, Oberfeldwebel Hantusch and Fahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel Behrens, of Junkers Ju 88 G-6 (Werknummer 620 562 — factory number) when he was intercepted landing approach at Coesfeld on 8 February 1945. Model, Fotografie
Major Paul Semrau Ju-88 nightfighter pilot recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves Semrau was credited with 46 nocturnal aerial victories, claimed in 350 combat missions.Geschwaderkommodore of NJG 2. He was shot down and killed in action on factory flight with his crew, Oberfeldwebel Hantusch and Fahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel Behrens, of Junkers Ju 88 G-6 (Werknummer 620 562 — factory number) when he was intercepted landing approach at Coesfeld on 8 February 1945.
Oberstleutnant Karl-Gottfried Nordmann Nordmann claimed 78 aerial victories (69 on the Eastern front) in over 800 combat missions and was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.On 17 January 1943 Nordmann's Focke-Wulf Fw 190 was involved in a collision with Oberleutnant Rudolf Busch, Gruppenkommandeur of I./JG 51. Busch was killed and Nordmann, severely injured, did not fly operationally again.Photo in Smolensk April 43 Focke Wulf Fw 190, Churchill
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Oberstleutnant Karl-Gottfried Nordmann Nordmann claimed 78 aerial victories (69 on the Eastern front) in over 800 combat missions and was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.On 17 January 1943 Nordmann's Focke-Wulf Fw 190 was involved in a collision with Oberleutnant Rudolf Busch, Gruppenkommandeur of I./JG 51. Busch was killed and Nordmann, severely injured, did not fly operationally again.Photo in Smolensk April 43
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. Wii, German Militaria, Ww2 Uniforms, Afrika Korps
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.
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✠ Hans-Joachim Marseille (13 December 1919 – 30 September 1942) killed in a… Ww2 Pictures, Dak
✠ Hans-Joachim Marseille (13 December 1919 – 30 September 1942) killed in a…
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Excellent closeup of a German bomber, Heinkel 111 H, in flight. Heinkel 111 P…
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Luftwaffe ace Werner Mölders became the first pilot in aviation history to claim 100 aerial victories — that is, 100 aerial combat encounters resulting in the destruction of the enemy aircraft. The result of reaching this landmark was the bestowment of the Third Reich’s highest bravery award, the Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds. He was instrumental in the development of new fighter tactics which led to the finger-four formation. He died in an air crash on 22 ...
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Josef "Pips" Priller (1915-1961) was a German World War II fighter ace. He became famous because his single strafing pass attack over Sword Beach on D-Day, accompanied by his wingman, Heinz Wodarczyk. Contrary to popular belief, however, Priller and Wodarczyk were not the only Luftwaffe pilots to attack the beaches or the Allies on June 6, 1944. Priller was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords for his extreme bravery and success in aerial combat.
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