Barkhorn Erich Gerhard (Barckhorn)( Luftwaffe fighter pilot)
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Biography Barkhorn Erich Gerhard (Barckhorn)
Barkhorn Erich Gerhard (Barckhorn), Luftwaffe fighter. Born March 20, 1919 in Konigsberg. Year career began in 1941 with the rank of 1 st Lieutenant 52 th regiment of fighter aircraft in Ostend. In 1943 - the captain, in 1944 - Major. He fought on the Eastern Front, which flew the Me-262. According to official statistics, the Luftwaffe, destroyed 301 enemy aircraft (all on the eastern front), taking 2 nd place after Major Erich Hartmann (352 downed aircraft) in the list of German aces. As Hartman, survived during the war.