Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer (16 February 1922 – 15 July 1950) is the highest scoring night fighter ace in the history of aerial warfare. All of his 121 victories were claimed during World War II at night, mostly against British four-engine bombers, for which he was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds on 16 October 1944. He was nicknamed "The Spook of St. Trond", from the location of his unit's base in occupied Belgium.

Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer (16 February 1922 – 15 July 1950) is the highest scoring night fighter ace in the history of aerial warfare. All of his 121 victories were claimed during World War II at night, mostly against British four-engine bombers, for which he was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds on 16 October 1944. He was nicknamed "The Spook of St. Trond", from the location of his unit's base in occupied Belgium.

Werner Schröer (12 February 1918 in Mülheim an der Ruhr – 10 February 1985 in Ottobrunn) was a German World War II fighter ace who served in the Luftwaffe from 1937 until the end of the war. A recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords, Schröer was the second most successful claimant of air victories after Hans-Joachim Marseille in the Mediterranean. He was credited with 114 victories (including 26 four-engined bombers), claimed in only 197 combat missions.

Werner Schröer (12 February 1918 in Mülheim an der Ruhr – 10 February 1985 in Ottobrunn) was a German World War II fighter ace who served in the Luftwaffe from 1937 until the end of the war. A recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords, Schröer was the second most successful claimant of air victories after Hans-Joachim Marseille in the Mediterranean. He was credited with 114 victories (including 26 four-engined bombers), claimed in only 197 combat missions.

James Arness, tv Gunsmoke, served in the U.S. Army during WW II and was severely wounded in the Battle of Anzio, leading to a lifelong limp.

James Arness, tv Gunsmoke, served in the U.S. Army during WW II and was severely wounded in the Battle of Anzio, leading to a lifelong limp.

Bildber.: Uffz. Morocutti,,Ort:Holland,Datum:7.8.44. Erfolgreicher Nachtjäger; Eichenlaubträger Major Hans-Joachim Jabs, Komodore eines Nachtjägergeschwaders, wurde am 14.11.17 in Lübeck geboren. Bereits im Okt.41 kam er von den Zerstörern zur Nachtjagd und wurde für seine hervorragende Tapferkeit am 7.4.44 mit Eichenlaub ausgezeichnet.

Bildber.: Uffz. Morocutti,,Ort:Holland,Datum:7.8.44. Erfolgreicher Nachtjäger; Eichenlaubträger Major Hans-Joachim Jabs, Komodore eines Nachtjägergeschwaders, wurde am 14.11.17 in Lübeck geboren. Bereits im Okt.41 kam er von den Zerstörern zur Nachtjagd und wurde für seine hervorragende Tapferkeit am 7.4.44 mit Eichenlaub ausgezeichnet.

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Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim.jpg

Walter von Bülow-Bothkamp (1894-04-24 - 1918-01-06) was a World War I fighter ace with 28 shot down planes.

Walter von Bülow-Bothkamp (1894-04-24 - 1918-01-06) was a World War I fighter ace with 28 shot down planes.

Junkers Ju 87 G-2 "Kanonenvogel"

Junkers Ju 87 G-2 "Kanonenvogel"

Lieutenant-General Günther Rall (10 March 1918 – 4 October 2009) was the third most successful fighter ace in history. He achieved a total of 275 victories during World War II

Lieutenant-General Günther Rall (10 March 1918 – 4 October 2009) was the third most successful fighter ace in history. He achieved a total of 275 victories during World War II

World War II photos

World War II photos

Wing Commander of Jagdgeschwader 3 Major Heinz Bär photographed in May 1944 is seen here with the Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords which was awarded in February 1942 for 90 aerial victories. Bär fought on every German front throughout World War II in Europe and Africa and is credited with 221 aerial victories.

Wing Commander of Jagdgeschwader 3 Major Heinz Bär photographed in May 1944 is seen here with the Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords which was awarded in February 1942 for 90 aerial victories. Bär fought on every German front throughout World War II in Europe and Africa and is credited with 221 aerial victories.

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