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Luftwaffe pilot Heinrich Bartels poses next to the rudder of his Bf109 G-6 fighter plane in the Hasani aerodrome in Kalamaki, Greece on Nov 17, 1943. The marks on the rudder indicate 70 aerial combat victories. Bartels' official record was 99 victories, both on the Eastern Front and over Germany. Bartels was shot down by a US plane on Dec 23, 1944. The wreck of his fighter and his remains weren't discovered until Jan 26, 1968 near the town of Meckenheim, Germany.

Luftwaffe pilot Heinrich Bartels poses next to the rudder of his Bf109 G-6 fighter plane in the Hasani aerodrome in Kalamaki, Greece on Nov 17, 1943. The marks on the rudder indicate 70 aerial combat victories. Bartels' official record was 99 victories, both on the Eastern Front and over Germany. Bartels was shot down by a US plane on Dec 23, 1944. The wreck of his fighter and his remains weren't discovered until Jan 26, 1968 near the town of Meckenheim, Germany.

Bf 109 G-6 W.Nr. 15 912 "Grüne 3", Lt. Günther Weiroster, JG. 50, Wiesbaden Erbenheim, Summer 1943. Source: aircrewremembrance.com. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Bf 109 G-6 W.Nr. 15 912 "Grüne 3", Lt. Günther Weiroster, JG. 50, Wiesbaden Erbenheim, Summer 1943. Source: aircrewremembrance.com. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Egon Mayer (19 August 1917 – 2 March 1944) was a German fighter pilot during World War II. He was credited with 102 enemy aircraft shot down in over 353 combat missions. His victories were all claimed over the Western Front. Mayer was the first fighter pilot to score 100 victories entirely on the Western Front. Born in Konstanz, Mayer, volunteered for military service in the Luftwaffe (air force) of Nazi Germany in 1937. He was posted to Jagdgeschwader 2 (fighter wing, JG 2) in 1939. He…

Egon Mayer (19 August 1917 – 2 March 1944) was a German fighter pilot during World War II. He was credited with 102 enemy aircraft shot down in over 353 combat missions. His victories were all claimed over the Western Front. Mayer was the first fighter pilot to score 100 victories entirely on the Western Front. Born in Konstanz, Mayer, volunteered for military service in the Luftwaffe (air force) of Nazi Germany in 1937. He was posted to Jagdgeschwader 2 (fighter wing, JG 2) in 1939. He…