One of my favorite pilot's of history. Major Erich Rudorffer; the Russians called him the "The Fighter of Libau". While preparing to land he spotted a Soviet task force of about 60 close air support aircraft on its way to attack Libau airfields. He engaged the enemy without any backup. He drove off the attackers, shooting down nine enemy aircraft within 10 minutes.224 victories,1,000 sorties, entered combat 302 times,shot down 16 times,One of the first jet fighter Aces with 12 victories.
Johannes Steinhoff Knights Cross/Oakleaves/Swords 176 victories Unfortunately, after a dogfight with he suffered terrible burns when he crashed his jet on landing on the autobahn. He later became General in new luftwaffe.
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…
Hannes Trautloft of JG 54 was credited with 58 victories in 560 missions. He recorded 45 victories over the Eastern front. Included in his total are five victories recorded during the Spanish Civil War.