Luftwaffe Ace Erich Hartmann

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  1. Alexandre_Folk

    Alexandre_Folk New Member

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    Hello Gentlemen,

    Im looking for a complete list of decorations of Major Hartmann.
    He received :

    KC, OL,SW and Diamonds
    Iron Cross 1st class
    Iron Cross 2sd class
    Pilot badge with diamonds
    Honor Goblet

    and which more ???

    Can anyone help me ?
    Regards
     
  2. Skid

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    I could not find further decorations.

    best regards
     
  3. Airjack

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    What about german cross in silver and gold? Im sure he had wound badges too.
     
  4. renrich

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    Do you believe that Erich Hartmann was the best fighter pilot ever?
     
  5. Lt. Mereel

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    I wouldnt say the best, but he is up there.

    for the medals and stuff, maybe a patch of his Squadron.
     
  6. lesofprimus

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    What does a list of decorations and awards have to do with a patch that ur wrong about anyways???
     
  7. CharlesBronson

    CharlesBronson Well-Known Member

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    Seems that Alexander did not bother to use the forum search engine...there is plenty topics about this ace. :rolleyes:
     
  8. DerAdlerIstGelandet

    DerAdlerIstGelandet Der Crew Chief
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    I would not say that he was tactically the best fighter pilot of the war, however he did do something right to survive the war as the greatest ace of all times.

    For that reason he is the best.
     
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    Maybe not but if OKL E.front records are taken seriously (And a fellow named Kennedy has a lot to show W.front scores to be dubious.) he pulled on more red A/C than you can shake a stick at. His biog by the late beloved Ray Tolliver, says jg 52 scores were meticulously compiled. Also jg52 had Barkhorn301, Rall 275, Stienhoff 175, etc. The campaign in the east was a seething cauldron of violence, and Ivan heaped huge amounts of material at the invaders,(much of it sub par with its Ger counter.) like shoot salmon in a river, now try it in a hatchery, the east was like the hatchery. Hartmann claimed his success was an ability to see the other guy first. Wingmen of his report to him spotting the enemy out too 5000 meters. Interestingly our guy Richard I Bong (joebong)possessed the long distance vision gene as well, both to were complete masters at flying they're preferred mounts. Erich scored his 352nd kill in his 825th combat dogfight, thats less than a 50% success record, for a guy that worked that hard it does'nt seem unreasonable.
     
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