Fighter Pilots

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List Of World War II Aces From Germany
... This is a list of fighter aces in World War II from Germany ... A flying ace or fighter ace is a military aviator credited with shooting down five or more enemy aircraft during aerial combat ... German day and night fighter pilots claimed roughly 70,000 aerial victories during World War II, 25,000 over British or American and 45,000 over Russian flown aircraft ...
Supermarine Spitfire Operational History - Battle of Britain - The Bf 109 and Combat Tactics
... At the time, the Luftwaffe's main single-engine, single-seat fighter was the Messerschmitt Bf 109 ... There are several accounts of Bf 109 pilots being able to outturn Spitfires, mainly because inexperienced pilots did not turn as tightly as was possible through fear of ... and the outcome of combat was largely decided by tactics, position and the skill of the opposing pilots ...
Pakistan Air Force - Personnel - Women in The PAF
... and other programs of PAF Academy Risalpur, including fighter pilot training programmes ... In March 2006, the PAF inducted a batch of 34 fighter pilots which included the organisation's first four female fighter pilots ... of training had been completed by the pilots at PAF Academy Risalpur before they graduated and were awarded their Flying Badges during the ceremony ...
Jacques Natteau - Early Life - World War II
... By the time, Natteau and his friends had earned their wings as fighter pilots, the Franco-German Phoney War (September 1939-May 1940) and the Battle of ... But as fighter pilots they had engaged German and Italian enemy fighters on multiple occasions ... On one occasion Natteau, flying a Morane-Saulnier M.S.406 fighter, engaged three Italian fighter pilots who were straffing French civilians on the road ...
List Of German World War II Night Fighter Aces
... A flying ace or fighter ace is a military aviator credited with shooting down five or more enemy aircraft during aerial combat ... German day and night fighter pilots claimed roughly 70,000 aerial victories during World War II, 25,000 over British or American and 45,000 over Russian flown aircraft. 103 German fighter pilots shot down more than 100 enemy aircraft for a total of roughly 15,400 aerial victories ...

Famous quotes containing the words pilots and/or fighter:

    You know what I’m talking about. This business has changed. Flyers aren’t pilots anymore, they’re engineers. This is a college man’s game. Our work is done. The pioneering is over.
    Frank W. Wead (1895?–1947)

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    An old fighter bomber, circa 1942 vintage.
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)