German ace to speak
Gunther Rall, a retired German air force lieutenant general and the world’s leading living fighter ace with 275 aerial victories, speaks Oct. 1 at the Smithsonian Institution’s Udvar-Hazy Center in Dulles, Va. For tickets and reservations, call (202) 633-2603.
Last Wartime rank: Major
Unit(s): JG 52, JG 11, JG 300
Theatre(s): Eastern, Western
Decoration: The Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
272 Eastern Front
3 Western Front
Total Sorties: 621
Strike Rate: 2.26 (Sorties per victory)
Combat Debut: Fall 1940
Last of a breed of incredible warriors. WOuld love to see it, and an FW-190 or Jabo "G".
I went to a symposium back in the early 80's in Long Beach, CA. The speakers were Adolph Galland, Gunther Rall, Walter Krupinski, and a British ace who shot down Krupinski (can't remember his name).
It was very interesting.
Sounds cool. Rall must be one of the last of the old school Luftwaffe still alive. Wish I could see it.
BTW, how long before this turns into a flame fest?