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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.
several men in uniform are talking to each other near a body of water with mountains in the background
Luftwaffe Feld DIvision (& ground troops) in WW2-  my collection
Luftwaffe Feld DIvision
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Werner Molders, pin by Paolo Marzioli
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 . Lieutenant General, Fighter Pilot, Battle Of Britain, Prisoners Of War
Gerhard Barkhorn - Wikipedia
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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Arado 234 jet bombers at an airfield
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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 Second World, Ww2 Photos, Fleet
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, 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.
✠ 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.