Top Non-Commissioned Officer Ace

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Top Non-Commissioned Officer Ace

Postby Swapilot » 08 Dec 2017 20:49

I apologize if this has been asked before. Who was the highest scoring German Non-Commissioned Officer Ace during WW2? I know Oberfeldwebel Heinz “Negus” Marquardt had 121 confirmed kills, but I don’t know if there was another Non-Com with more kills. Thanks in advance for the help!
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Re: Top Non-Commissioned Officer Ace

Postby NagaSadow » 09 Dec 2017 09:07

Hello!

Depends. Ernst-Wilhelm Reinert was credited with 140 victories before he was promoted to Leutnant in April 1943 and Otto Kittel had 123 victories when he was promoted.

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Re: Top Non-Commissioned Officer Ace

Postby Swapilot » 09 Dec 2017 13:06

Thank you so very much for the info, I really appreciate it.
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Re: Top Non-Commissioned Officer Ace

Postby Doktor Krollspell » 28 Dec 2017 23:26

Not to forget Oberfeldwebel Leopold Steinbatz of JG 52 who was the first NCO to receive the Schwerten (no. 14) to his Ritterkreuz with Eichenlauben on 23.VI.1942 for 99 victories (The leading NCO ace at the time of his death). Oberfeldwebel Steinbatz had died in combat just three weeks prior to his posthumous awards of the Swords. He was also posthumously promoted to Leutnant.


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