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Messerschmitt Bf-109 (Me-109)
Considered by many to be one of the most highly influential fighter aces of WW2, Werner Molders (nicknamed 'Vati' translated: "Daddy") quickly amassed a victory count far outpacing his peers until his death in 1941. Werner Molders would lead the Condor Legion in enemy victories during the Spanish Civil War and authored many of the Luftwaffe tactical doctrines and dog fighting techniques still used to this day. In 1941 he was promoted to Inspector of General Fighters by Luftwaffe High Command and would not be allowed to fly additional combat missions. Unfortunately, he was killed in a flying accident en route to the World War I Flying Ace, Ernst Udet's funeral. Werner Molders became the first combat pilot ever to amass 100 aerial victories.
November 3rd, 2013
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