Best Fighter Pilot in WW II?? (Continued)

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  1. cheddar cheese

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    In theory anyway.
     
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    ok without the last few posts that means very little..........
     
  3. mosquitoman

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    Does best fighter pilot include nightfighters aswell, if So Heinz Schnaufer and John Cunningham are right up there with the greats
     
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    I would think that a night fighter pilot is a fighter pilot also, so yeah.
     
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    In that case I would go for Heinz Schnaufer, he was the highest scoring pilot in the NJG.I think one of the rudders of his Me110 is in the Imperial War Museum, London
     
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    Yeah he seems like a pretty good pilot.

     
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    I have several NF favourites like friend Heinz Rökker with 60 plus kills
     
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    It has to be Schnaufer- the Ghost of St Trond
     
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    I am not up to date with too many night fighter pilots. I need to read more up on them. I have been learning mostly about the traditional standard Me-109 and Fw-190 pilots.
     
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    When talking about day fighters I would opt for Heinz Baer, as he gained his victories on all fronts Germany was fighting on.
    NF, of course Schnauffer
     
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    ah one that agrees with me about H. Baer ! :D

    for the Nachtjagd I would say Heinz Rökker or maybe the unknown Bruno Rupp
     
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    I have always loved Heinz Baer. I used to tell my mother when I was a child that I was Baer reborn!
     
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    Update.
     
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    In other words, Josef Priller. ;)
     
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    Again, Schnaufer
     
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    Hans Joachim Marseille.

    Flew like the devil and killed like the devil himself.

    Like most pilots are, he was bold, daring, crazy and reckless. He would release himself to attack numerically superior enemy formations, hesitation apparently was an unknown notion in Marseille´s profile.

    I heard a veteran saying Hartmann was the follow up of the early gone Marseille.

    The allies, in their fashion, have tried to minimize Hans as well.
    Quality is quality here and there.

    Kittyhawks, Hurricanes and Spitfires, all together, died when meeting Hans in the air.

    Hans was one of the very few pilots of WWII who turned his fighter virtually into another extension of his body.

    From some records of (IIRC) Royal Australian Air Force units I recall being cited, Marseille was such an absolute master of the air, there were cases units believing they were being attacked by superior forces
     
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    I would say when it comes to the west front Heinz Baer, Marseille, and Priller.
     
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    The "Best in the West" ;) But yeah ill agree.
     
  20. Chocks away!

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    Did he get a kill during operation Bodenplatte? :?:
     
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