Appendix 1

The Highest-Scoring Experten

The table below gives brief details of pilots credited with more than one hundred victories. Where sources vary the range of victories is shown.42 Only the individual’s highest award is included. Only the main operational theatre(s) is/are shown and the approximate date of his first operation flown may vary slightly from other sources. The known units are also shown but these may not be complete and may also vary from other sources. (Abbreviations are Knight’s Cross = KC; Oak Leaves = OL; Swords = Sw; Diamonds = Dia; Western Front = WF; Mediterranean = M; North Africa = NA; Eastern Front = EF; killed in action = KIA; missing in action The names of those credited with 30–99 victories are listed below with their number of victories, although sources are known to vary:

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99

Heinrich Bartels, Hans Schleef, Wolfgang Späte, Leopold Steinbatz

98

Horst Hannig, Gustav-Siegfried Rödel, Helmut Ruffler

97

Helmut Mertens, Hermann Schleinhage

96

Heinrich Höfemeier, Siegfried Lemke, Dieter von Eichel-Streiber

95

Leopold Munster

94

Anton Döbele, Heinrich Klopper, Rudolf Müller, Rudolf Resch

93

Helmut Bennemann, Edmund Rossmann, Siegfried Schnell

92

Gerhard Loos, Oskar Romm

91

Anton Resch

90

Georg Schentke

89

Heinz Kemethmüller

86

Ulrich Wohnert, Josef Jennewein, Gerhard Köppen, Anton Mader, Friedrich Wachowiak

85

Alexander Preinfalk, Walter Zellot

84

Heinz Ewald, Peter Kalden, Werner Quast

83

Franz Beyer, Walter Ohlrogge, Emil Pusch, Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, Otto Wessling

82

Hans Götz, Hans Grünberg, Emil Darjes, Horst Haase, Helmut Missner

81

Hugo Broch, Willi Nemitz, Wilhelm Philipp, Rudolf Wagner, Max-Hermann Lucke

80

Herbert Bachnick

79

Otto Wurfel

78

Wolfgang Ewald, Georg-Peter Eder, Heinrich Krafft, Karl-Gottfried Nordmann

77

Hubertus von Bonin, Josef Haibock, Johannes-Hermann Meier

76

Hans-Joachim Kroschinski, Maximilian Mayerl, Alfred Teumer, Edwin Thiel, Klaus Mietusch

75

Johannes Bunzek, Helmut Grollmus, Hans Roehrig, Joachim Wandel, Johannes Pichler

74

Gustav Frielinghaus, Otto Gaiser, Friedrich Haas, Karl-Heinz Meltzer

73

Wilhelm Herget, Anton Lindner, Gerhard Michalski, Otto Schultz

72

Wilhelm Mink, Karl-Heinz Schnell, Adolf Glunz

71

Hans Füss, Alfred Heckmann, Herbert Rollwage, Günther Scheel

70

Hans Döbrich, Heinz Gossow, Karl Hoffmann, Herbert Hüppertz, Hermann-Friedrich Joppien, Heinz Lange, Rudolf Linz, Emil Omert, Rudolf Richter, Ernst Süss

69

Armin Köhler, Ernst Weissmann, Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart

68

Konrad Bauer, Kurt Dombacher, Walter Hoeckner, Heinrich Jung, Herbert Kaiser, Richard Leppla, Fritz Losigkeit, Günther Freiherr von Maltzahn, Hans Strelow, Otto Tange

67

Gustav Denk, Fritz Dinger, Herbert Findeisen, Karl Fuchs, Erbo Graf von Kageneck, Franz Schiess, Franz Schwaiger, Hubert Srassl, Werner Streib

66

Erwin Fleig, Reinhold Hoffmann

65

Franz Czech, Heinrich Fullgräbe, Berthold Grassmuck, Karl-Heinz Kempf, Manfred Meurer, Günther Radusch, Waldemar Semelka

64

Bernd Gallowitsch, Jürgen Harder, Rolf Hermichen, Walter Lindner, Viktor Petermann, Heinz Rökker, Franz Ruhl, Rudolf Schönert

63

Walter Borchers, Franz Götz, Karl Hammerl, Heinrich Hoffmann, Gerhard Homuth, Hermann Staiger, Kurt Welter

62

Wilhelm Hübner, Helmut Neumann

61

Hannes Trautloft

60

Hans-Ekkehard Bob, Gerhard Beutin, Horst Carganico, Franz Hrdlicka, August Mors, Karl Munz, Alfred Rauch, Kurt Tangemann, Walter Wever

59

Herbert Brönnle, Franz Eckerle, Alfred Franke, Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt, Karl Steffen, Paul Zorner

58

Martin Becker, Hermann Buchner, Lutz-Wilhelm Burckhardt, Siegfried Engfer, Herbert Friebel, Hans-Joachim Langer, Gerhard Raht

57

Heinz-Wilhelm Ahnert, Walter Brandt, Hugo Dahmer, Heinrich Dittlmann, Kurt Ebener, Adolf Kulkum, Johannes Seifert, Edmund Wagner, Hermann Wolf

56

Herbert Bareuter, Helmut-Felix Bolz, Alfred Burk, Manfred Eberwein, Gustav Francsi, Heinrich Hackler, Isken Hermann, Helmut Holtz, Eduard Isken, Josef Kraft, Helmut Schönfelder, Günther Seeger, Heinz Strüning, Helmut Wick

55

Hans-Dieter Frank, Wilhelm-Ferdinand Galland, Erich Hohagen, Gabriel Tautscher, Rudi Zwesken

54

Johann Badum, Karl-Heinz Bendert, Wilhelm Hauswirth, Kurt Knappe, Heinz Leber, Herbert Puschmann, Siegfried Simsch, Hans Reiff, Heinz Vinke

53

Heinz-Edgar Berres, Albert Brunner, August Geiger, Herbert Lütje, Hans-Joachim Heyer, Julius Meimberg, Friedrich Rupp, Karl Sattig, Franz Barten, Wilhelm Kientsch

52

Heine Cordes, Martin Drewes, Hans Ehlers, Alfred Gross, Ludwig Hafner, Werner Hoffmann, Rudolf Pflanz, Heinrich Wefers, Heinz Knoke

51

Egmont Prinz zu Lippe-Weissenfeld, Otto Schulz

50

Walter Duellberg, Hermann Greiner, Hans-Joachim Jabs, Emil Knittel, Franz Lisendahl, Fritz Luddecke, Wilhelm Schilling, Fritz Schroeter, Karl Willius, Herbert Koller, Helmut Merkel

49

Rudolf Ehrenberger, Klaus Quaert-Faslem

48

Friedrich Beckh, Peter Seigler, Heinz-Gerhard Vogt, Oskar Zimmermann

47

Wilhelm Balthasar, Heinz Golinski, Günther Hannack, Eckhard Hubner, Fritz Karch, Herbert Kutscha, Georg Seidel, Günther Rübell, Erich Schmidt, Werner Stumpf

46

Ludwig Becker, Wolfgang Bowing-Treuding, Günther Fink, Rudiger von Kirchmayr, Erwin Laskowski, Hans-Karl Meyer, Günther Rammelt, Karl Schnörrer, Franz Schulte, Alfred Surau

45

Ernst Borgen, Ernst Drünkler, Jürgen Brocke, Ernst-Erich Hirschfeld, Alois Lechner, Wilhelm Kuken, Lothar Mai, Karl-Wolfgang Redlich, Gerhard Schöpfel, Hans-Johannes Stollenberger

44

Hans Frese, Jürgen Hoerschelmann, Karl-Wilhelm Hofmann, Reinhold Knacke, Walter Matoni, Wilhelm Moritz, Richard Quante, Wilhelm Steinmann, Otto Vinzent

43

Karl Boris, Ludwig Franzisket, Kurt Goltzsch, Hubert Muetherich, Josef Pohs, Paul-August Stolte

42

Dietrich Schmidt, Rudolf Klemm, Emil Reinhard, Rudolf Schmidt, Herbert Schramm

41

Robert Olejnik, Gerhard Schneider

40

Heinz Arnold, Rudolf Busch, Karl Boehm-Fettelbach, Peter Bremer, Wolf-Dietrich Huy, Wolfgang Neuhoff, Georg Seckel, Günther Steinhausen, Hermann Segatz

39

Heinz Bretnütz, Alfons Klein, Kurt Lasse, Bernhard Lausch, Georg Seelmann, Rudolf Sinner, Fritz Stendel, Eckart-Wilhelm von Bonin, Robert Fuchs

38

Hans Dortenmann, Pepi Gabl, Walter Loos, Stefan Litjens, Detler Rohwer, Erwin Sawallisch, Wolfgang Schellmann, Kurt Sochatzky

37

Franz Hagedorn, Gerhard Koall, Karl-Heinz Leesmann, Klaus Neumann, Waldemar Radener, Wolfgang Traft

36

Helmut Belser, Helmut Bergmann, Georg Keil, Friedrich Körner, Elias Kuehlein, Herbert Wehnelt, Hans Weik, Fulbert Zink

35

Günther Bertram, Graf Heinrich von Einsiedel, August Luy, Bruno Stolle, Martin Ulbrich, Joachim Harner

34

Paul Brandt, Klaus Bretschneider, Hans von Hahn, Heinz-Horst Hissbach, Wilhelm Johnen, Karl Kennel, Johannes Naumann, Karl-Heinz Plucker, Herbert Schob, Walter Stengel, Horst Tietzen, Helmut Wettstein

33

Heinz Beyer, Harro Harder, Erwin Leykauf, Wolfgang Lippert, Waldemer Soffing, Hans Stechmann, Ferdinand Vogel

32

Hugo Frey, Rudolf Glockner, Joachim Hacker, Werner Husemenn, Werner Machold, Gunther Specht, Gerhard Weigand, Ralph Furch

31

Peter Crump, Carl von Lieres, Hermann Seegatz, Gustav Sprick, Alfred Seidl

30

Erich Bartz, Max Bucholz, Gerhard Friedrich, Josef Fözoe, Werner Gerth, Hans-Georg Hackbarth, Friedrich Heimann, Harry Koch, Karl-Heinz Langer, Hans-Karl Mayer, Rolf Pingel, Werner Schumacher

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