Erich Hartmann, German fighter pilot. He was the most successful fighter ace in the history of aerial warfare. Nicknamed the Blonde Knight and the Black Devil by his Soviet adversaries. He flew 1,404 combat missions, and participated in aerial combat on 825 separate occasions. He claimed, and was credited with, shooting down 352 Allied aircraft - 345 Soviet and 7 American.
Luftwaffe-Messerschmitt bf 109 with pilot and support crew, pilot , rigger, armorer, and senior officer stand beside one of the best known fighters of World War 2. Always in the forefront of either attack of defence throughout the entire conflict.