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[Photo] Crashed German Bf 109 fighter, Italy, circa 1940

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[Photo] German pilot Oberleutnant Theodor Rossiwall preparing to enter his Bf 110 fighter, western France, summer 1940

German pilot Oberleutnant Theodor Rossiwall preparing to enter his Bf 110 fighter, western France, summer 1940

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[Photo] Portrait of German Luftwaffe Oberstleutnant Werner Mölders, 27 Nov 1940; note Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves medal

Werner "Vati" Mölders (18 March 1913 – 22 November 1941) was a World War II German Luftwaffe pilot and the leading German fighter ace in the Spanish Civil War. Mölders became the first pilot in aviation history to claim 100 aerial victories, and was highly decorated for his achievements. He was instrumental in the development of new fighter tactics which led to the finger-four formation. He died in an air crash in which he was a passenger.

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[Photo] German Bf 109E fighters in flight over Kent, England, United Kingdom, 1940; note 'Chain Home' radar towers in background

German Bf 109E fighters in flight over Kent, England, United Kingdom, 1940; note 'Chain Home' radar towers in background