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Francis “Gabby” Gabreski (1919 - 2002) - top USAAF ace, he learned how to fight the Luftwaffe from the best of the best - Polish fighter pilots of the RAF.

World War II in colour - England, circa 1945 Ace American pilot Lieutenant Colonel Francis S. Gabreski poses in a cockpit. The flags refer to the 28 enemy planes brought down by Gabreski.

Coronel Werner Mölders, Piloto Aviador As de la Luftwaffe Alemana. Derribó 101 aviones enemigos durante la 2a Guerra Mundial y 14 aviones comunistas durante la Guerra Civil Española.

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.

Adolph Malan, South Africa ace.

A South African by birth, A. “Sailor” Malan became one of the great Royal Air Force fighter leaders during the Battle of Britain. In the summer of Malan commanded the legendary 74 Squadron, which helped stop the advance of Germany’s Luftwaffe.

“On January 11, 1944, Major James Howard, alone, flew his P-51 Mustang into thirty six German fighters that were attacking a formation of American B-17 bombers. For more than a hour, Howard defended the heavy bombers against the swarm of fighters, repeatedly attacking the enemy airplanes and shooting down as many as six. The leader of the bombers reported that, “For sheer determination and guts, it was the greatest exhibition I’ve ever seen.” Howard received the Medal of Honor f

On January Major James Howard, alone, flew his into thirty six German fighters that were attacking a formation of American bombers. For more than a hour, Howard defended the heavy bombers against the swarm of fighters, repeatedly atta

So they found this in a lake

So they found this in a lake

Soviet Tank With German Markings Pulled From A Lake in Estonia.

World War I fighter pilot Albert Ball (August 14, 1896-May 7, 1917). At the time of his death in the skies over flying ace with forty-four victories in aerial combat. After a crash took his life in 1917, the Germans claimed Ball was shot down by the Red Barons younger brother Lothar von Richtofen. This has been contested with the theory that Ball became disoriented during a maneuver in cloudy skies, suffering a form of temporary vertigo that has killed other pilots.

World War I fighter pilot Albert Ball (August At the time of his death in the skies over France, he was Britains most lethal flying ace with forty-four victories.

Johannes "Macky" Steinhoff was a German Luftwaffe fighter ace of World War II, and later a senior West German Air Force officer and military commander of NATO. He played a significant role in rebuilding the post war Luftwaffe. He was also one of the highest-scoring pilots with 176 victories, and one of the first to fly the Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter in combat as a member of the famous aces squadron Jagdverband 44 led by Adolf Galland.:

On a Shelf with No Paddle

Johannes "Macky" Steinhoff was a German Luftwaffe fighter ace of World War II…

Best British flying ace of World War II, James 'Johnny' Johnson (James Edgar Johnson, 1915 - 2001) with a Labrador named Sally. In the background Spitfire fighter Mk.IX (Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX). Johnson first combat missions completed in December 1940 as part of 616 Squadron. During the patrol raids over occupied Europe, he claimed his first victory confirmed June 26, 1941 brought down to 'Spitfire» Mk.IIA Bf.109E German fighter over northern France

Best British flying ace of World War II, James “Johnny” Johnson (James Edgar Johnson, 1915 - with a Labrador named Sally. In the background Spitfire fighter Mk.

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