Luftwaffe Veterans – Picture of the Day

Six Ritterkreuzträger (Knight’s Cross recipients) and former Luftwaffe fighter aces from Jagdgeschwader 52 (JG 52) in front of the aircraft hangar in Ebern, Altenstein (Germany), 2002. From left to right: Günther Rall (275 victories. Ritterkreuz on 3 September 1942, Eichenlaub on 26 October 1942, and Schwerter on 12 September 1943), Friedrich “Fritz” Obleser (120 victories. Ritterkreuz on 23 March 1944), Peter “Bonifaz” Düttmann (152 victories. Ritterkreuz on 9 June 1944), Viktor Petermann (64 victories. Ritterkreuz on 29 February 1944), Walter Wolfrum (137 victories. Ritterkreuz on 27 July 1944), and Heinz “Esau” Ewald (84 victories. Ritterkreuz on 20 April 1945).
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