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Erich Hartmann, called the Blond Knight of the German Luftwaffe, achieved the staggering total of 352 confirmed victories. Hartmann’s incredible combat record earned him the coveted diamonds to his Knight’s Cross from Hitler personally. He was never shot down or forced to land due to enemy fire. He survived the war and died in 1993.

“ During the Second World War, one German Luftwaffe pilot compiled a combat record so remarkable that he earned the distinction of becoming the most successful fighter pilot in the history of humanity. Erich Hartmann, called the Blond.

Germany spent the 1930’s hiding their aeronautical achievements in the form of civilian looking planes. During the Battle of Britain, the Me 109 was Germany’s main escort.

Russell Aviation Groups rare Messerschmitt Bf being flown by Walter Eichorn, over Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The Bf 109 is powered by a rare Daimler Benz and is painted in Hans-Joachim Marseilles colors as White