Luftwaffe Aces


World's history top aces

Luftwaffe aces are until now the world's highest-ranking aces.

A few WW1 veterans, already aces became generals or high-ranking officers in WW2 as well, but still flew, like Ernst Udet. But a new generation of pilots learned their trade on the Messerschmitt 109 -or for some, on ‎Heinkel He 51‎ biplanes- during 1936-39 over Spain already, with the Legion Condor. Very few were still alive in 1945, but for those who were, they had a nine year wartime experience as fighter pilots, on par with Japanese pilots which started over China. Some had the right training, skills, and machine, to score the equivalent of several squadrons on their hunting board...

In this page we will see not all German Aces of WW2, but only those who scored at least 80 victories, as WW1 top ace Manfred Von Richtofen.

Horst Ademeit

166 victories

Heinrich Bär

220 victories

Gerhard Barkhorn

301 Victories

Herbert Bachnick

80 Victories

Heinrich Bartels

99 Victories

Wilhelm Batz

237 Victories

Viktor Bauer

106 Victories

Franz-Josef Beerenbrock

117 Victories

Hans Beißwenger

152 Victories

Helmut Bennemann

93 Victories

Franz Beyer

83 Victories

Emil Bitsch

107 Victories

Hans-Joachim Birkner

117 Victories

Hubertus von Bonin

81 Victories

Adolf Borchers

132 Victories

Eberhard von Boremski

104 Victories

Kurt Brändle

180 Victories

Joachim Brandel

189 Victories

Hugo Broch

89 Victories

Kurt Bühligen

112 Victories

Erwin Clausen

132 Victories

Wilhelm Crinius

114 Victories

Walther Dahl

128 Victories

Paul-Heinrich Dähne

99 Victories

Hans Dammers

113 Victories

Emil Darjes

82 Victories

Adolf Dickfeld

136 Victories

Anton Döbele

94 Victories

Franz Dörr

128 Victories

Peter Düttmann

150 Victories

Heinrich Ehrler

209 Victories

Diethelm von Eichel-Streiber

96 Victories

Franz Eisenach

129 Victories

Wolf-Udo Ettel

124 Victories

Heinz Ewald

84 Victories

Otto Fönnekold

136 Victories

Horst-Günther von Fassong

136 Victories

Siegfried Freytag

102 Victories

Adolf Galland

104 Victories

Friedrich Geisshardt

102 Victories

Gordon Gollob

150 Victories

Hans Götz

82 Victories

Hermann Graf

212 Victories

Hartmann Grasser

103 Victories

Karl Gratz

138 Victories

Alfred Grislawski

133 Victories

Hans Grünberg

82 Victories

Anton Hackl

192 Victories

Anton "Toni" Hafner

204 Victories

Hans "Assi" Hahn

108 Victories

Horst Hannig

98 Victories

Erich Hartmann

352 Victories

Horst Hasse

82 Victories

Günther Otto Heeger

90 Victories

Heinrich Höfemeier

96 Victories

Gerhard Hoffmann

125 Victories

Dietrich Hrabak

125 Victories

Herbert Ihlefeld

137 Victories

Josef Jennewein

86 Victories

Günther Josten

178 Victories

Peter Kalden

84 Victories

Heinz Kemethmüller

89 Victories

Joachim Kirschner

188 Victories

Otto Kittel

167 Victories

Heinrich Klöpper

94 Victories

Gerhard Köppen

85 Victories

Berthold Korts

113 Victories

Walter Krupinski

197 Victories

August Lambert

116 Victories

Emil Lang

173 Victories

Erich Leie

118 Victories

Siegfried Lemke

96 Victories

Wilhelm Lemke

131 Victories

Helmut Lent

110 Victories

Helmut Lipfert

203 Victories

Gerhard Loos

92 Victories

Werner Lucas

106 Victories

Günther Lützow

108 Victories

Anton Mader

86 Victories

Heinz Marquardt

121 Victories

Hans-Joachim Marseille

158 Victories

Egon Mayer

102 Victories

Helmut Mertens

97 Victories

Rudolf Miethig

101 Victories

Helmut Missner

82 Victories

Werner Mölders

115 Victories

Friedrich-Karl Müller

140 Victories

Rudolf Müller

94 Victories

Joachim Müncheberg

135 Victories

Leopold Münster

95 Victories

Willi Nemitz

81 Victories

Jakob Norz

117 Victories

Walter Nowotny

258 Victories

Friedrich Obleser

120 Victories

Walter Oesau

133 Victories

Max-Hellmuth Ostermann

102 Victories

Hans Philipp

206 Victories

Wilhelm Philipp

81 Victories

Josef "Pips" Priller

101 Victories

Werner Quast

84 Victories

Rudolf Rademacher

126 Victories

Günther Rall

275 Victories

Ernst-Wilhelm Reinert

174 Victories

Anton Resch

91 Victories

Rudolf Resch

94 Victories

Gustav Rödel

98 Victories

Herbert Rollwage

102 Victories

Oskar Romm

92 Victories

Edmund Roßmann

93 Victories

Erich Rudorffer

222 Victories

Helmut Rüffler

98 Victories

Heinz Sachsenberg

104 Victories

Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein

83 Victories

Günther Schack

174 Victories

Franz Schall

137 Victories

Georg Schentke

90 Victories

Hans Schleef

99 Victories

Hermann Schleinhege

97 Victories

Heinz Schmidt

173 Victories

Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer

121 Victories

Siegfried Schnell

93 Victories

Werner Schröer

114 Victories

Walter Schuck

206 Victories

Reinhard Seiler

118 Victories

Heinrich Setz

138 Victories

Wolfgang Späte

99 Victories

Leopold Steinbatz

99 Victories

Johannes Steinhoff

176 Victories

Heinrich Sterr

130 Victories

Max Stotz

189 Victories

Heinrich Sturm

157 Victories

Kurt Tanzer

143 Victories

Fritz Tegtmeier

146 Victories

Gerhard Thyben

157 Victories

Wolfgang Tonne

122 Victories

Rudolf Trenkel

138 Victories

Kurt Ubben

110 Victories

Bernhard Vechtel

108 Victories

Friedrich Wachowiak

86 Victories

Rudolf Wagner

81 Victories

Hans Waldmann

134 Victories

Karl-Heinz Weber

136 Victories

Robert Weiß

121 Victories

Theodor Weissenberger

208 Victories

Heinz Wernicke

117 Victories

Ulrich Wernitz

101 Victories

Otto Weßling

83 Victories

Johannes Wiese

133 Victories

Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke

162 Victories

Ulrich Wöhnert

86 Victories

Franz Woidich

110 Victories

Albin Wolf

144 Victories

Walter Wolfrum

137 Victories

Josef Wurmheller

102 Victories

Walter Zellot

85 Victories

Josef Zwernemann

126 Victories