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Source: World War II Magazine
Spitfire Ace in the Battle of Britain
After receiving "the best fighters in the RAF" in March 1940, Allan Wright recalled that he and his fellow pilots of No.92 Squadron had little time for practice.
Source: Eyewitness to War
Black Sheep Leader
U.S. Marine Corps ace Gregory "Pappy" Boyington was as well known for his flamboyant personality as his flying skills.
Source: World War II Magazine, June 2000
Dive Bomber at Midway
U.S. Navy Commander Milford Austin Merrill recalls the furious skies over Midway, where he earned the Navy Cross.
Source: Military History Magazine, June 2002
German Schoolboy FlaK Gunner
Pressed into military service at 15, Lothar Seifert hated the Hitler Youth armband he has to wear "as a mark that implied we were children and not soldiers."
Source: Military History Magazine, August 2002
Ilmari Juutilainen - Finland's Ace of Aces
Ilmari Juutilainen scored more than 94 victories in two wars, flying Fokker D.XXIs, Brewster B-239s and Messerschmitt Me-109Gs.
Source: Military History Magazine, February 1999
In July 1944, panzer commander Fritz Langanke struggled to guide his tank out of the Roncey Pocket and the maelstrom enveloping German forces trapped in it.
Source: World War II Magazine, November 2003
Flying with skill and daring, the great ace Luftwaffe Eagle Johannes Steinhoff survived the war and a horrible accident, living into his 80s.
Source: World War II Magazine, February 2000
General Adolf Galland
Battling overwhelming odds in the air and his superiors on the ground, Germany's Adolf Galland became a legend.
Source: World War II Magazine, January 1997
Master on the Eastern Front
Dieter Hrabak's 125 victories were modest by Luftwaffe standards, but he excelled as a leader and a mentor to other aces.
Source: Military History Magazine, February 2004
|Pearl Harbor to
Midway: Changing Tide in the Pacific
U.S. Navy yeoman Jack Adams witnessed the war in the Pacific from Pearl Harbor to the Battles of the Coral Sea and Midway aboard the aircraft carrier Yorktown.
Source: Military History Magazine, June 2001
- Tank Busting Stuka Pilot
Flying the Junkers Ju-87 with 37mm cannons slung under its wings, Hermann Neumann dueled with heavily armored Soviet tanks and withering anti-aircraft fire.
Source: Military History Magazine, August 2001
|The Count -
Luftwaffe Ace Walter Krupinski
Walter Krupinski trained, led, and served alongside some of the greatest fighter pilots in history. And with 197 victories, he was no slouch himself.
Source: Military History Magazine, June 1998