Werner Mölders

German fighter ace (b.1913, d.1941)


Werner Mölders started his career as a fighter pilot in the Spanish Civil War, scoring 14 victories. During World War II he scored 101 victories and was promoted to General der Jagdflieger (General of the Fighter Arm). When he returned from the Crimea to attend Ernst Udet's funeral, his plane crashed near Breslau (Wroclaw) and he was killed. Like Udet he was buried in the Invalidenfriedhof, close to the tomb of Manfred von Richthofen, which is no longer there (the East Germans demolished it when they built the Berlin Wall right through the cemetery).

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