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Werner Mölders 18 March 1913 – 22 November 1941 was a WWII German Luftwaffe pilot & the leading German fighter ace in the Spanish Civil War. 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, and was highly decorated for his achievements.

Werner Mölders 18 March 1913 – 22 November 1941 was a WWII German Luftwaffe pilot & the leading German fighter ace in the Spanish Civil War. 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, and was highly decorated for his achievements.

Hauptmann (Wehrmacht) Generalleutnant (Bundeswehr) Walter Krupinski (11 November 1920 – 7 October 2000) fighter ace credited with 197 victories in 1,100 sorties. Knight's Cross on 29 October 1942 as Leutnant and pilot in the 6./Jagdgeschwader 52; 415th Oak Leaves on 2 March 1944 as Oberleutnant and Staffelkapitän of the 7./Jagdgeschwader 52

Hauptmann (Wehrmacht) Generalleutnant (Bundeswehr) Walter Krupinski (11 November 1920 – 7 October 2000) fighter ace credited with 197 victories in 1,100 sorties. Knight's Cross on 29 October 1942 as Leutnant and pilot in the 6./Jagdgeschwader 52; 415th Oak Leaves on 2 March 1944 as Oberleutnant and Staffelkapitän of the 7./Jagdgeschwader 52

✠ Rudolf Berthold (24 March 1891 – 15 March 1920) Killed in political street fighting in Hamburg. FFA 23, KEK Vaux, Jasta 4, Jasta 14, Jasta 18, Jagdgruppe II (44 victories) Pour le Mérite (12 October 1916)

✠ Rudolf Berthold (24 March 1891 – 15 March 1920) Killed in political street fighting in Hamburg. FFA 23, KEK Vaux, Jasta 4, Jasta 14, Jasta 18, Jagdgruppe II (44 victories) Pour le Mérite (12 October 1916)

Jimmy Doolittle (1896 - 1993) Led the first US air raid on the Japanese home islands in World War II by flying B-25 bombers off the deck of a US aircraft carrier, his team of specially trained men was known as "Doolittle's Raiders"

Jimmy Doolittle (1896 - 1993) Led the first US air raid on the Japanese home islands in World War II by flying B-25 bombers off the deck of a US aircraft carrier, his team of specially trained men was known as "Doolittle's Raiders"

✠ Hans Philipp (17 March 1917 – 8 October 1943) Believed that he was shot down by a P-47. RK 22.10.1940 Oberleutnant Staffelkapitän 4./JG 54 24.08.1941 [33. EL] Oberleutnant Staffelkapitän 4./JG 54 12.03.1942 [8. Sw] Hauptmann Kdr I./JG 54

✠ Hans Philipp (17 March 1917 – 8 October 1943) Believed that he was shot down by a P-47. RK 22.10.1940 Oberleutnant Staffelkapitän 4./JG 54 24.08.1941 [33. EL] Oberleutnant Staffelkapitän 4./JG 54 12.03.1942 [8. Sw] Hauptmann Kdr I./JG 54

Generaloberst Ernst Udet, Luftwaffe, official portrait, 1940.

Generaloberst Ernst Udet, Luftwaffe, official portrait, 1940.

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