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GŁnther Rall - Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords, EK1, EK2
Rank: Lieutenant-General
Date of Award: September 12, 1943
Cross Class: Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords, EK1, EK2
Branch of Service: Luftwaffe
Description of Action: Lieutenant-General GŁnther Rall (born 10 March 1918) is the third most successful fighter ace in history, and the most successful ace still living. He achieved a total of 275 victories during World War II: 272 on the Eastern Front, of which 241 were against Soviet fighters. He flew a total of 621 combat missions, was shot down 8 times and was wounded 3 times. He scored his victories in the Messerschmitt Bf 109 Ref Wikipedia
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