Günther Rall (10 Mar 18 – 4 Oct 09) was the 3rd most successful fighter ace in history. In an Me-109, he achieved a total of 275 victories during WW II: 272 on the Eastern Front, of which 241 were against Soviet fighters. He flew a total of 621 combat missions, was shot down 8 times and was wounded 3 times. Rall won the: German Cross in Gold on 15 Dec 41; Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves & Swords; 134th Oak Leaves on 26 Oct 42; 34th Swords on 12 Sep 43.
P-47 Thunderbolt (U-07) 514th Fighter Squadron, 406th Fighter Group at the 'Advanced Landing Ground 6' near Utah Beach, Normandy, 21st June 1944 only a few days after the station opened. (It appears to have crashed on take-off as the anti-personnel mines are still hanging under the wings, and the twisted blades show the engine was running.) (Colourised by Doug)