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Major Hannes Trautloft http://www.historicalwarmilitariaforum.com/topic/6937-ritterkreuztr%C3%A4ger-photos-in-color-thread/

Oberst Herbert Ihlefeld (1 June 1914 – 8 August 1995) credited with 132 enemy aircraft shot down in over 1,000 combat missions. Knight's Cross on 13 September 1940 as Oberleutnant and pilot in the I./Jagdgeschwader 77; 16th Oak Leaves on 27 June 1941 as Hauptmann and Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Jagdgeschwader 77; 9th Swords on 24 April 1942 as Hauptmann and Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Jagdgeschwader 77

✠ Walter Krupinski (11 November 1920 – 7 October 2000)5

✠ Walter “Nowi” Nowotny (7 December 1920 – 8 November 1944) killed in a crash following combat with US fighters. RK 04.09.1942 Leutnant Flugzeugführer i. d. 9./JG 54 + 04.09.1943 [293. EL] Oberleutnant Staffelkapitän 1./JG 54 + 22.09.1943 [37. Sw] Hauptmann Kdr I./JG 54 + 19.10.1943 [8. Br] Hauptmann Kdr I./JG 54

Generalleutnant der Luftwaffe Adolf Joseph Ferdinand Galland fought in Poland and In 04.45 in an Me 262 ,Survived the entire War and died at the age of 83 as one of the most Decorated Luftwaffe Generals ,a true Ace of Aces!

✠ Hannes Trautloft (3 March 1912 - 11 January 1995) RK 27.07.1941 Major Kommodore JG 54

Hermann Graf- On 26 September 1942 he became the first fighter pilot in aviation history to claim 200 enemy aircraft shot down. With 212 confirmed victories, one of the most decorated aces in the Luftwaffe. Graf was held in Soviet captivity until 1949. After the war he worked as an electronic sales manager and died of Parkinson's disease in his home town of Engen on 4 November 1988.

Oberstleutnant Josef Priller http://www.historicalwarmilitariaforum.com/topic/6937-ritterkreuztr%C3%A4ger-photos-in-color-thread/