Mi Field Marshall
- Apr 14, 2019
After the war he flew jets in the American Air Force.He flew 1,404 combat missions and participated in aerial combat on 825 separate occasions.
He was credited with shooting down a total of 352 Allied aircraft: 345 Soviet and seven American while serving with the Luftwaffe.
During the course of his career, Hartmann was forced to crash-land his fighter 16 times due either to mechanical failure or damage received from parts of enemy aircraft he had shot down; he was never shot down by direct enemy action.
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