Gunther Rall Third Highest Scoring Ace With 275 Victories
Gunther Rall was born in 1918, his war service begun during the first few months of World War II  in France, then onto the Eastern front and finished back in Germany in defence of his homeland. Gunther scored his first victories during the Battle Of Britain by July 1940 he was leading 8./JG52 after transferring to the Eastern front his air  victories mounted very quickly. A crash hospitalised him for many months and he didn't think he would ever fly again but after nine months he was back in the cockpit, when commanding 111./JG52 gained the wings 500th victory. Gunther was awarded the Knights Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds. Rall flew 621 missions and was shot down five times. He is the 3rd highest scoring Ace in history.  





After the War Rall was involved in developing combat systems for the Lockheed F-104 Jet fighters for NATO, and in 1971 he was appointed Inspecteur der Luftwaffe in the West German Air Force.