World War One German Aviator
Catalog #: 10_0017273 Title: World War One German Aviator Date: 1914-1918 Additional Information: World War One German Aviator Tags: World War One German Aviator, World War One German Aviator, 1914-1918 Repository: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
Walter Nowotny flew over 442 missions in achieving 258 victories. He recorded 255 of his victories over the Eastern front. Of his three victories recorded over the Western front, 2 were four-engine bombers and all 3 victories were gained while flying the Me 262 jet fighter. He claimed 24 victories over Il-2.
✠Colonel Günther Lützow (4 September 1912 – 24 April 1945) German ace Lützow was credited with 110 victories achieved in over 300 combat missions. He scored 5 victories during the Spanish Civil War. He recorded 20 victories over the Western Front, including at least one four-engine bomber, and 85 victories over the Eastern Front. Lützow, flying the Me 262 jet fighter JV 44, went missing on 24 April 1945 while attempting to intercept a B-26 raid near Donauwörth. His body was never…
✠ ϟϟ SS - Obersturmführer Hermann Bolte, chief Assault Battalion Das Reich. Iron Cross, Wound Badges (three, in Black, in Silver and in Gold), Infantry Assault Badge in Silver, Eastern Front Medal, Single Handed Tank Destruction Badges, Tank Assault Badge, German Cross in Gold. Died of battle wounds on August 16, 1944.
Otto Kittel flew 583 combat missions and scored 267 kills, 94 of them Il-2's, making him the fourth highest scoring ace of all time, the highest scoring in JG 54 and the highest scoring Focke-Wulf 190 ace. He started the war as Unteroffizier and died as a Staffelkapitan of 2./JG 54.Kittel was killed on 14 February 1945 (his 583rd mission), over Courland, by an Ilyushin Il-2 pilot.
Oberleutnant Otto Schulz (born 11 February 1911 in Treptow an der Rega – died 17 June 1942 in Sidi Rezegh) was a German World War II Luftwaffe fighter ace. He scored 48 of his victories against the Western Allies and three victories over the Eastern Front in over 450 combat missions whilst flying the Messerschmitt Bf 109. Also, as distinct from Otto Schultz, another German fighter ace in World War 2 who flew with JG51 over the Eastern Front.
✠ Joachim Peiper (30 January 1915 – 14 July 1976) Murdered in France. RK 09.03.1943 SS-Sturmbannführer Kdr III./(gp.)/2. SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt “LSSAH” [377. EL] 31.12.1941 SS-Sturmbannführer Kdr SS-Pz.Rgt 1 “LSSAH” [119. Sw] 11.01.1945 SS-Obersturmbannführer Kdr SS-Pz.Rgt 1 “LSSAH”
Werner Schröer (12 February 1918 in Mülheim an der Ruhr – 10 February 1985 in Ottobrunn) was a German World War II fighter ace who served in the Luftwaffe from 1937 until the end of the war. A recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords, Schröer was the second most successful claimant of air victories after Hans-Joachim Marseille in the Mediterranean. He was credited with 114 victories (including 26 four-engined bombers), claimed in only 197 combat missions.
Wilhelm Franz Canaris (1887-1945) was a German admiral and chief of the Abwehr, the German military intelligence service, from 1935 to 1944. During the World War II, he was among the officers involved in the clandestine opposition to Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime. He was executed in Flossenbürg concentration camp in April 1945.
Oberleutnant Hans Schleef . Hans Schleef was credited with 99 and at least two unconfirmed victories in over 500 missions. He recorded 91 victories over the Eastern front, including fiveteen Il-2 Sturmoviks. Of his eight victories recorded over the Western front, two were four-engine bombers.
Major Walter "Nowi" Nowotny
Major Walter "Nowi" Nowotny (7 Dec 1920 – 8 Nov 1944) was an Austrian-born German fighter ace of WWII credited with 258 aerial victories—that is, 258 aerial combat encounters resulting in the destruction of the enemy aircraft—in 442 combat missions. Nowotny achieved 255 of these victories on the Eastern Front and three while flying one of the first jet fighters, the Me 262, in the Defense of the Reich. He scored most of his victories in the Focke-Wulf Fw 190, and approximately 50 in the Me…
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Gottfried Freiherr (Baron) von Banfield (6 February 1890 – 23 September 1986) was the most successful Austro-Hungarian naval aeroplane pilot in the First World War. He was known as the 'Eagle of Trieste', being probably the only flying ace who flew a flying boat fighter to nine or more victories.