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German gunner from the crew of a Heinkel He 177 bomber.January 1944
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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 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 . Erich Hartmann, Lieutenant General, Battle Of Britain, German Army, Fighter Planes
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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.