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Hauptmann August GEIGER (6 May 1920 – 29 September 1943) night fighter ace with 53 aerial victories in 328 combat missions. Shot down and drowned when his parachute dragged him under. Knight's Cross on 22 May 1943 as Oberleutnant and Staffelkapitän of the 7./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1; 416th Oak Leaves on 2 March 1944 as Hauptmann and Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1

Oberst Walter "Gulle" Oesau (28 June 1913 – 11 May 1944) fighter ace with 117 victories. Killed in action. Knight's Cross on 20 August 1940 as Hauptmann and Staffelkapitän of the 7./JG 51; 9th Oak Leaves on 6 February 1941 as Hauptmann and Gruppenkommandeur of the III./JG 3; 3rd Swords on 15 July 1941 as Hauptmann and Gruppenkommandeur of the III./JG 3

General der Infanterie Karl Friedrich "Fritz" Wilhelm Schulz (15 October 1897 – 30 November 1976) Knight's Cross on 29 March 1942 as Oberst im Generalstab and chief of the general staff of the XXXXIII. Armee-Korps; 428th Oak Leaves on 20 March 1944 as Generalleutnant and acting commander of the III. Panzer-Korps; 135th Swords on 26 February 1945 as General der Infanterie and commander in chief of the 17. Armee

Erich Hartmann, the highest scoring fighter ace in history, with 352 aerial victories in 1,404 combat missions, he was never shot down or forced to land due to fire from enemy aircraft.

Major Heinrich Alexander Ludwig Peter Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein (14 August 1916 – 21 January 1944) night fighter flying ace with 83 victories. Knight's Cross on 2 October 1942 as Hauptmann and Staffelkapitän of the 9./NJG 2; 290th Oak Leaves on 31 August 1943 and Hauptmann and Gruppenkommandeur of the I./NJG 100; 44th Swords on 23 January 1944 (posthumously) as Major and Geschwaderkommodore of NJG 2

✠ Gunther Radusch (11 November 1912 – 29 July 1988) RK 29.08.1943 Major Kdr II./NJG 3 + 06.04.1944 [444. EL] Major Kommodore NJG 5

Major Heinrich Alexander Ludwig Peter Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein (14 August 1916 – 21 January 1944) night fighter flying ace with 83 victories. Knight's Cross on 2 October 1942 as Hauptmann and Staffelkapitän of the 9./NJG 2; 290th Oak Leaves on 31 August 1943 and Hauptmann and Gruppenkommandeur of the I./NJG 100; 44th Swords on 23 January 1944 (posthumously) as Major and Geschwaderkommodore of NJG 2

Hauptmann of the Reserves Diddo DIDDENS (22 April 1917 – 27 September 1997) Knight's Cross on 18 March 1942 as Leutnant of the Reserves and Zugführer (platoon leader) in 2./Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 185; 501st Oak Leaves on 15 June 1944 as Oberleutnant of the Reserves and Chief of the 1./Sturmgeschütz-Brigade "Großdeutschland"

General der Infanterie Friedrich OLBRICHT (4 October 1888 – 21 July 1944) executed as one of the plotters involved in the attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler at the Wolfsschanze in East Prussia on 20 July 1944. Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 27 October 1939 as Generalleutnant and commander of 24. Infanterie-Division

1943, Le "SS-Obersturmführer" Walter Gerth (1914 – 1995) de la…