Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, the world's deadliest-ever night fighter Luftwaffe pilot, according to DailyMail's journalist, claiming more victories than the Red Baron, shot down 121 planes in Second World War, most of them were four-engined British bombers, such as the Lancaster. He marked each 'kill' by printing icon of the target on the tail fin of his jet. 121 British and Commonwealth aircraft were stenciled over large swastika.
Night pilot Schnaufer shot down the Allied planes - costing some 500 lives - on 164 operations between 1 June 1942 and 7 March 1945. He marked each 'kill' by printing an icon of his target on the tail fin of his plane, each accompanied with the date it was destroyed.
Nicknamed 'The Spook of St Trond', after the city where he was based in occupied Belgium, from where he would fly out to intercept bombing attacks. He is one of only 27 men awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds, at the time Germany's highest military decoration. He was awarded on 16 October 1944, after he achieved his 100th aerial victory on 9 October 1944.
By the end of the war, Schnaufer's night fighter crew held the unique distinction that every member was decorated with the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.
His plane was finally shot down on March 30, 1945, but Schnaufer was not on board. Schnaufer was taken prisoner of war by British forces in May 1945. After his release a year later, he returned to his home town and took over the family wine business. The pilot died in 1950 following a road accident... (read this full article at the follow link)
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