Jan Handl

Jan Handl

www.historieblog.cz
Šestajovice / *1977 Czech publicist, salesman, internet, marketing, technology, media, floorball, history, reader, dad of Kamilka and husband of Martina {handl@inazor.net}
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Japanese Kamikazes

Heroic and courageous Japanese suicide pilots before leaving for his mission to attack the naval fleet of the US Navy in the Battle of Okinawa: Too bad I can not identify them by name to honor best - Pin it by GUSTAVO BUESO-JACQUIER

Aaro Pajari (17 July 1897 – 14 October 1949) The first Mannerheim Cross (2nd class) was awarded to him on September 14, 1941, for his decisive role in breakthrough battle at Karelian Isthmus, and the second one on October 16, 1944, mainly for operations at Tornio.

Aaro Pajari July 1897 – 14 October The first Mannerheim Cross class) was awarded to him on September for his decisive role in breakthrough battle at Karelian Isthmus, and the second one on October mainly for operations at Tornio.

Erich Alfred Hartmann (1922 – 1993), nicknamed "Bubi" by his comrades and "The Black Devil" by his Soviet adversaries, was a German fighter pilot during WW2 and is the highest-scoring fighter ace in the history of aerial warfare. He claimed 352 aerial victories—that is, 352 aerial combat encounters resulting in the destruction of the enemy aircraft—in 1,404 combat missions. Hartmann was never shot down and his Black Tulip design adorning his planes would, by itself, scare Soviet pilots away.

Erich Hartmann – German fighter pilot during World War II and the most successful fighter ace in the history of aerial warfare.

Finn Eino Ilmari "Illu" Juutilainen, fighter pilot of the Finnish Air Force and, with 94 confirmed aerial combat victories, the top scoring (non-German) ace of all time.

Simo Häyhä – nicknamed "White Death" by the Red Army, was a Finnish sniper. Using a modified Mosin–Nagant in the Winter War, he has the highest recorded number of confirmed sniper kills – 505 – in any major war.

■ Joachim Müncheberg - JG 26

Major Joachim Müncheberg – Luftwaffe fighter ace, credited with shooting down 135 enemy aircraft including 46 Supermarine Spitfire fighters, including in the Battle of Britain. He succumbed to battle wounds on 23 March

Luftwaffe Ace Werner Molders was the first pilot with 100 aerial victories in aviation history.

Luftwaffe Ace Werner Mölders was the first pilot with 100 aerial victories in aviation history. In total he got 101 victories including 14 in the Spanish Civil War.

Oberleutnant Victor Mölders, Werner Mölders lesser known younger brother, who took over command of 2.(Jabo)/JG 51 from Hauptmann Ernst Wiggers who was KIA over Lewes on 11 September. Exactly 4 weeks later Victor would force-land his damaged Jabo near Winchelsea and into British captivity.

Oberleutnant Victor Mölders, Werner Mölders lesser know younger brother, who took over command of 51 from Hauptmann Ernst Wiggers who was KIA over Lewes on 11 September.