Need info about a female Geman pilot.

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Need info about a female Geman pilot.

Post by Dogmeat » Tue Jan 06, 2004 11:09 am

hi,
im looking for some info about a female german pilot,i dont know her name,but i do have some knowlodge about her achivements,and i know she's pretty famous,im sure some of you know about her,i just need her name and some stuff about her.weell,first of all,she was a test pilot,she visited Hitler just few days before he commited suicide,she was the first pilot to test the first german jet fighter prototyphes(and she was heavliy wounded during one of the tests)she also flew through soviet territory with her small recon plane to berlin and landed/took off form a bombed street.

well,i wrote all i know about her,please help me,i need any info you can give me about her.

btw:this is my first message on feldgrau,so hello all.and uww,sorry for my bad English.
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Post by Danny » Tue Jan 06, 2004 11:49 am

I guess you might be looking for Hanna Reitsch.

Here is a link re more on her:

http://www.ctie.monash.edu.au/hargrave/reitsch.html

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Post by Dogmeat » Tue Jan 06, 2004 12:00 pm

yes,thanks a lot!
she is certainly who i was looking for.thanks again.
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Hanna Reitsch

Post by behblc » Sun Jan 11, 2004 6:49 pm

Only ever saw one recorded interview with Hanna in the 1977 BBc Series The Secret War...her interview there is well worth seeing and listening to.....she describes her flight in early ttests of the Me323 one of which went very wrong when the triple tow 110's got into bother and the 323 crashed after barely becoming airborne.
Hanna also described her flight in the Komet , the way she describes and the emotion and love of flying is evident throughout her interview.
A very remarkable and unique lady.
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Re: Hanna Reitsch

Post by Dogmeat » Mon Jan 12, 2004 11:11 am

behblc wrote: A very remarkable and unique lady.
yup,i think so.
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Post by RalfAnton62 » Tue Jan 13, 2004 8:40 am

And here is a picture...
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hope this helps...


Best wishes


Ralf Anton Schäfer

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Post by Paul_9686 » Tue Jan 13, 2004 9:44 am

Thanks for posting that portrait, Ralf Anton; it's excellent!

Yours,
Paul

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