Hans Joachim Marseille German Pilot Hans-Joachim Marseille seen here in the cockpit of his fighter Messerschmitt Bf-109F-4 in Libya, he had completed 382 sorties, with 7 kills during the battle of Britain and in North Africa, he was Awarded the Knight's Cross with oak leaves, swords and diamonds, on the day of his death September 30th 1942, he was officially recorded at 158 victories with 151 in North Africa and 7 during the Battle of Britain this photo was taken on 1st June 1942.
Major Josef Wurmheller JG-53/ JG-2 (Richthofen) had a 102 kills. He scored 93 in West, 20 four engined heavy bombers, 56 Supersubmarine Spitfires! Sadly, he was killed in mid air collision over France in 1944. He was awarded KC/Oakleaves/Swords for valour. One of the lesser known aces.
Battle of Britain Aces Adolf Galland in the cockpit, Stanford Tuck and Douglas Bader. Fl Lt Pete Thorn from the Battle of Britain Memorial flight nearest on the ground and Peter Rushen Ground Crew behind him. The venue the 1978 Bex air show in Switzerland and the Spitfire a Mk V AB910.
Heinkel He 111H-6 (A1+HT)(WNr 4566) of 9./KG 53 at Gostkino, Leningrad Oblast, late 1942. Kampfgeschwader 53 supported 'Fall Blau' and the German Sixth Army at the Battle of Stalingrad, and took part in the desperate resupply operation after the Russian counteroffensive had encircled the Sixth Army. Attacks were also carried out in northern Russia, against Leningrad. (Colorised by Scott Spencer)
Soldiers from the US 89th Infantry Division cross the Rhine River from St.Goar to St.Goarshausen in assault boats under German fire, 26th March 1945. Photographer's note: "I drew an assault boat to cross in - just my luck. We all tried to crawl under each other, the lead was flying around like hail." (Colourised by Royston Leonard)