“ During the Second World War, one German Luftwaffe pilot compiled a combat record so remarkable that he earned the distinction of becoming the most successful fighter pilot in the history of humanity. Erich Hartmann, called the Blond.
Luftwaffe General der Fallschirmtruppe Hermann Bernhard Ramcke One of 27 to recieve Diamonds to Knights Cross/ Oakleaves/Swords Ramcke was instrumental in leading his paratroop divisions to remain victorious vs overwhelming odds.
Egon Mayer (19 August 1917 – 2 March 1944) was a German fighter pilot during World War II. He was credited with 102 enemy aircraft shot down in over 353 combat missions. His victories were all claimed over the Western Front. Mayer was the first fighter pilot to score 100 victories entirely on the Western Front. Born in Konstanz, Mayer, volunteered for military service in the Luftwaffe (air force) of Nazi Germany in 1937. He was posted to Jagdgeschwader 2 (fighter wing, JG 2) in 1939. He…
Oberst Erich Hartmann (1922-1993) "The Blond Knight of Germany," Germany's "Ace of Aces," scored 352 victories over the enemy, all flying the Bf 109 (various models, including the Bf 109K). In 1942, he joined Jagdeschwader (JG) 52; he was twenty-years old. He was the world's highest scoring fighter ace.