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Udet, Ernst

Born: 1896 AD
Died: 1941 AD
Nationality: German
Categories: Aviators

1896 – Born on April 26th in Frankfurt on Main, Germany. One of the most charismatic characters of WWI, Udet was the second highest scoring and highest surviving German ace with a score of 62 kills.

1920 – Married to Eleanor Lo’ Zink’ on February 25th.

1935 – He was a leading German air ace in World War I, and worked in the German air ministry.

1941 – Died of suicide on November 17th in Berlin, Germany.

         – Udet committed suicide following the failures of the Luftwaffe on the eastern front and a major quarrel with Goering. His death was covered up by the Nazis, who reported he had died while testing a new aircraft.