Hermann Graf (Graf)( Luftwaffe fighter pilot)
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Biography Hermann Graf (Graf)
Graf, Hermann (Graf), Luftwaffe fighter. Born in 1920. In his youth he worked in a factory, was a passionate soccer player. In 1939 enrolled in flight school in Vildparke. In a short time mastered the flying skills and proved himself as a talented fighter. From 1941 fought in Romania and Greece. In 1944, Graf became the last commander of the 52-th Fighter formations - the most famous flying unit in the history of the 2-nd World War. By the end of the war Graf was among the most famous aces of Germany. He has been shot down 202 enemy planes. He was awarded the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds. April 4, 1945, he was shot down on the Eastern Front, and spent five years in Soviet captivity. After returning to Germany he worked in a electronics company in Bremen.