Ernst Udet
Ernst Udet
Ernst Udet
  • Country: Germany
  • Rank: Oberleutnant
  • Units: FA 68, FA(A) 206 Kek Habsheim Jasta 4, 11, 15, 37
  • Victories: 62
  • Date Of Birth: April 26, 1896
  • Place of Birth: Frankfurt am Main
  • Date Of Death: November 17, 1941
  • Place of Death: Berlin
  • Buried: Invalidenfriedhof, Berlin

Udet entered the German Air Service in 1915. He scored his first victory flying a Fokker D.III, when on March 18, 1916 in a lone attack against 22 French aircraft. Udet was the highest scoring German ace to survive World War I. As a Luftwaffe Quartermaster-General in World War II, he got into trouble with the Gestapo and committed suicide. The Nazi authorities claimed he died in an accident while testing a new air weapon.